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Our members have received 20,000+ Encore bookings since 2016.
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Gigs come to you
5000+ customers make enquiries on Encore every month
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Well-paid gigs
We set minimum fees so you’re always paid fairly
Hassle-free gigs
Hassle-free gigs
Our all-musician team help you every step of the way

amazing experiences

You’ll play a part in creating unforgettable memories for hundreds of people, and you’ll experience some truly magical moments.

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The world’s most sustainable way to book musicians

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Growing a forest, one gig at a time
We’re taking responsibility for our carbon emissions. We offset every musician’s transport emissions, plant a tree with every booking, and offset the carbon footprint of our staff.

The ultimate
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Our advanced software means you’ll spend more time playing music and less time doing admin.

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Encore was founded by a cellist and a pianist, and nearly every member of the team plays at least one instrument! We’re with you every step of the way.
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How much does it cost?

It's free! You have access to everything Encore offers free of charge. We only ever take a fee when you receive a booking. This is 20% if your total performance fee (we don't charge this on travel). Unlike some agencies, we don’t hide this amount - so you can always see the commission split when you quote.

How do fees work?

You set your own fees. They'll need to be above our minimum rates to unsure you don't undercut other musicians. A typical take home fee per musicians is £250-£275. We publically track the average amount our musicians get paid in the Accountability section of our Values page.

How do I join?

You can create your profile by entering your email above and clicking “Join now”. Or call our musician recruitment specialist Giulio on +44 (0) 7458 073319 and he’ll be happy to help.

Can anyone join?

Yes! Anyone can create an account - but to be able to publish your profile live and respond to customers you'll need to have professionally produced promo videos (which will be vetted for quality by a member of our team). The competition is high, so Encore is best suited to musicians who are already gigging on a professional or semi-professional basis.

Who started Encore?

Encore was started by cellist James McAulay and pianist James King, two Cambridge computer science graduates who wanted to help their musician friends earn a living from their art. Though Encore has since grown to become one of the UK's largest providers of live music for events, we’ve kept that same dedication to working musicians - everyone in our bookings and support teams is a musician themselves.

Where are you based?

Our small but mighty remote team is based in London, UK 🇬🇧

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