Music Industry News Network [12-05-2017]

Entertainment Specialists Headliner Launch Premium Artist Booking Service


20 November 2017, London: Live entertainment booking platform Headliner has today launched ‘H’; a fully-managed service that simplifies the process of booking renowned artists and performers for occasional event planners, agencies and brands.

Visitors to the ‘H’ website,, can request an act, and Headliner’s dedicated team will utilise the platform’s extensive partnerships with leading agents, including WME, ATC, CAA, CODA and ITB, to get them the best deal possible. The service also offers logistics support, including technical and artist riders, production and stage management and artist liaison, making the process as easy and effortless as possible.

Previously operating under beta, ‘H’ has already secured artists for Facebook, brought Groove Armada to The Digital Master Awards, and booked Razorlight for VW events and Little Boots and Hercules & Love Affair for the opening and closing parties of Cannes Lions.

Headliner has also completed final adjustments to its main automated booking platform, which allows event planners to search and book over 4000 musicians, bands and DJs. Event planners can message a suitable act directly through the platform, and receive a quote within 48 hours. The pioneering technology behind the platform, which has seen over 750 bookings in the last 12 months, can now process tens of thousands of enquiries at a time.

The company is headed up by BandWagon Gigs founders Stan McLeod and Maria Hayden and tech virtuoso Rosario Garcia de Zuniga. Investors include Twickets founder Richard Davies, ATC founding partner Brian Message, Frukt co-founder Jack Horner, Digital Catapult CEO Jeremy Silver and BRIT Award winning producer Charlie Andrew.

Said Stan McLeod: “We’re proud to present our ‘H’ fully-managed service, which offers brands, agencies and event organisers access to the cream of live performers for their events. Having now also put the final finishing touches to our main platform, we are seeing the platform go from strength to strength, and look forward to helping more event planners secure the perfect act for their event”.

Jo Cannon, Executive Assistant at Facebook commented: “Headliner for us was amazing! They made the process so easy. We saw some great samples of music that could work with our event. We didn’t need to spend any more time thinking about it. Headliner took over and delivered.”

W Hotel London’s Marketing Director Pauline Foucher added: “We’ve used Headliner to source musical entertainment for W London parties as well as for our long-term Retox Brunch concept. Headliner has been amazing in sending comprehensive lists of suitable suggestions for each event and has always been quick to help out when we’ve needed a last minute change or a special request from a performer. All of the performers have been professional, high-energy and have been a talking point for all of our events!”

About Headliner:

Headliner is an online marketplace that directly connects event planners with live entertainers from around the world.

The platform represents over 4000 musicians, bands, DJ, magicians and circus performers, and has processed over 750 bookings in the past year.

At the heart of Headliner’s platform lies its efficient and easy access technology, which allows event planners to book entertainment for their event at the drop of a hat.

Headliner also offer a bespoke concierge service, working with event and agency partners to help facilitate world-class events. Agent partners include WME, ATC, CAA, CODA, ITB and UTA, while event partners have included Google, Facebook, Twitter, British Airways, Deutsche Bank, KPMG and Cannes Lions.

Tech Stack:

API driven architecture written in Python hosted in AWS and Mobile responsive design for the front-end.


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