We're currently upgrading the way clients get in touch with musicians on Encore to help save musicians time applying for jobs.
The first step in this upgrade is having up to date information on your availability, so we can match you with the right clients.
The current availability calendar allows you to let us know when you're available over the busiest Christmas dates.
To update your availability:
- Head to your availability calendar here
- Select all the dates you are available
- We'll promote your profile to clients on their enquiry page (see screenshot) and personally recommend you if a client calls a member of our booking team asking for available musicians
- More enquiries and bookings for you :)
How long does it take?
It should only take a minute per profile to fill out the calendar.
Will I need to keep this up to date?
Yes, we'd like you to update it once a week - it would be a bad experience for your customers if they enquire and then find out you’re unavailable when your calendar said you were available.
Will clients see my calendar?
No, clients will not see your calendar. We'll only use your availability to show you as available when they enquire for a certain date. We know that you don't want clients seeing an empty calendar if you're having a quiet period, which is why we won't show it.
What are recommendations?
After a client submits a job, we instantly present 3-6 recommended acts based on their enquiry details. Clients can then request quotes specifically from these recommended musicians.
Will I have an opportunity to refuse booking requests on dates I’ve said I’m available?
Yes! You’ll still have complete control over which jobs your accept and decline.
Where’s this going in future?
In future, we’d like to have up-to-date availability and pricing options on all Encore profiles so you can benefit from Encore without having to apply for jobs.