The uniting force of John Course (co-owner of music label Vicious Recordings), John Curtin (Head of Marketing for Stereosonic and the brand new Festival ‘Festival X,’ as well as launching ‘Uber Eats’ in Australia), and Piero Giovannini ( DJ, producer, event coordinator, owner and director of Audio Visual company, Night Grooves) have created a new booking platform for DJs and artists – Request Artists.
After being approached many times to play private events as a DJ, the idea of a booking agency with the scope to supply the actual DJ’s who play clubs and events weekly, seemed logical to John Course. DJ’s with deep musical knowledge, who can play not only mainstream music, but also cater for a more specialist music palette, appealed to John… DJ’s for When Music Matters.
John Course then approached John Curtin in late 2018 for advice and the concept of working with some of Australia’s best Artists for private and corporate events began. John Curtin loved the idea as he had helped countless times to organise friends’ weddings or larger hospitality groups looking for artists for Spring Racing or other special events.
He could see the potential and the two had some in-depth discussions about making it more than your traditional agency with not only a music focus, but also with a tech forward mentally, utilising today’s technology in terms of automation, artist search filters, organisation workflow and liaising with Clients and Artists online.
The technology was super important to both and they wanted to ensure it was super easy to make a booking: Select Your Artist – Select Your Venue – Select Your Genre – Select Your Date -> BOOK ARTIST!!
The new booking platform for corporate, special occasion, sporting and cultural events, Request Artists is unlike other platforms, exclusively featuring some of the biggest Australian DJs – not just mobile DJ’s but actual DJ’s who play at some of the best Clubs & Parties around Australia.
With over 35 of the best DJs, Artists and Vocalists in Australia (this list is continuously growing), it’s exciting that the talent of artists they have put together, cover so many musical styles, genres and are a great mix of classic DJs and new acts. These are artists that can play any room large or small and have a great mix of music with a huge depth of musical knowledge. For example, you can select to have: John Course, Andy Murphy, Khanh, DJ Feline or a plethora of different artists play at your event.
The platform has been running in beta mode for four months and in the past month, has had a 50% growth in bookings via their industry contacts. They are now going to market for Christmas and are looking forward to a big 2020.
“We are really excited to connect some of Australia’s biggest and emerging artists to corporate events and special occasions such as: weddings, engagements, 30ths, sporting events, large scale venues, product and store launches,” says John Curtin. “We can make the process so easy with a fantastic website, artists and can also organize staging and Sound/AV for your event.”