“From switching on your heating, to self-service checkouts, more and more day-to-day jobs are being replaced or at least aided by technology. With Sound Finder’s latest feature, a virtual booking agent tool, is this the latest role to be superseded by tech? GLOBAL SOUND GROUP founded the peer-to-peer website, SOUND FINDER, in late 2018, with an aim to put musicians directly in touch with professional music and sound services around the world. Musicians can contact providers (Including sound engineers, graphic designers, video editors, songwriters and more!) directly and purchase their services for their latest projects without leaving the site.
The latest feature to be added to the site is the ground breaking virtual booking agent. This new tool will put musicians in direct contact with over 20,000 venues and promoters from all corners of the globe, allowing them to submit their music directly for consideration. This saves artists from having to compile lists of local venues and send out hundreds of emails in hope of landing gigs. It also cuts out the middleman (and fees) for independent artists who are using a booking agent to secure their next gig. Of course, the service could also be used by booking agents themselves as a one-stop shop for all of the connections they need!”
While for any up-and-coming band, artist, or whichever position you find yourself in, an easier option is often the most appealing option. If you can potentially save time, money and resources then of course you’re going to check something out, especially if the service directly affects you and your finances, but the other question has to be, are these services reputable? Essentially acting as the music industries answer to LINKEDIN, it could prove to be incredibly resourceful, but will it have any knock-on effects regarding small PR companies and booking agencies? Only time will tell…for more information, follow the link below and check out Sound Finder for yourself!