Revolutionary Online Talent Booking Solution, Playbook Hub Canada, Launches in Canada
TORONTO: So you want to hire an artist - to draw portraits or tattoos at your event, a mural on your wall, to swing from a trapeze, break dance or do a pas de deux, tell your future, spin beats or pluck strings - search the back pages of Google no more! Enter Playbook Hub Canada, a brand new online artist booking solution that kicked off in Toronto on April 4, 2018, and will expand its reach across Canada over the next year.Playing at the intersection of two worlds: business and art, Playbook Hub creates synergies and supports Canadian artists by facilitating a platform that showcases artists' work and connects them with potential gigs all on a reliable, free and easy-to-use platform that saves everyone time and money.
The new service launched in Toronto with a spectacular art- and performance-filled event promoting and showcasing local talent on Wednesday, April 4. Attended by the city's top talent, bookers, movers and shakers, it was the ultimate networking event to bring the two worlds of art and commerce together in real life.
Canada's bursting at the seams with talent!
Playbook Hub which originates in South Africa first launched in July 2017. A huge hit, the service is helping thousands of artists book jobs. Now, founder and chief executive officer, Rudi Pienaar, has set his sights on Canada as the first major stepping stone in Playbook Hub's global expansion.
"Canada is bursting at the seams with talent, and brands have an ever-growing need for event activations and artist participation. Playbook Hub provides users, both artists and booking agents, with an efficient, reliable, protected experience," says founder Rudi Pienaar. "Toronto is the perfect market to launch Playbook Hub into North America. There is such an artistic energy in the city and the brands and events that play in this space are world-class."
Click, Click, Book! Playbook Simplifies the Artist Booking Process
Playbook Hub is a streamlined artist booking solution for everyone involved in the entertainment procurement process - the platform acts as a talent search engine with filters for specialty including artistic category, genre, location, and price range. The service also includes a messaging system, a secure invoicing and payment system, reviews, and an events calendar. Accounts are free to create and maintain.
"Canada has emerged as a major player in the art and music scene. We as Canadians respect and embrace local talent; it's an empowering time to be an artist in this country, but there are a lot of unique and incredible artists out there" said Toronto DJ Conor Cutz. "Social media has emerged as our way to market ourselves, but it's not always the most effective way to get seen. Playbook Hub legitimizes the search process and takes the legwork out of getting booked, so artists can focus on what's important to us - our art."
Whether the booking agent is a marketing or PR practitioner, event planner, venue manager, small business owner or consumer, artists can be hired for gigs like festivals, corporate and private events, live music performances, special commissions, and so much more. Playbook Hub's aim is NOT to cut out the middle man - the hardworking talent manager - artists can share their booking link with their agent's account. Agents can log in and manage their talents' profiles directly on the platform.
Artists and agents can also proactively search for opportunities using the Tenders System. Booking agents of all kinds can post talent opportunities and detail the service they need, genre and budget. Artists can apply for these jobs and the booking agent chooses the best fit. This helps simplify the talent booking experience by ensuring that artists who fit the criteria, are interested, available, and within budget gain exposure.