An app that allows you to book live entertainment directly from your phone probably sounds too good to be true, right? What if I told you an app like that actually exists?
Special Guest is an app that allows users to book live talent for events. The app, founded by actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr. and serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Kris Jones, is mutually beneficial for both the talent and the user, and is completely free to sign up. Through the app, users can search hundreds of performers of all different genres, including musicians, actors, dancers, magicians, and even impersonators.
Users can then check out the profiles of performers they like by watching videos of past performances and reading reviews from people that have worked with them. From there, users can decide whether or not they want to book that performer. The app also lets you see how much the performer charges per hour, eliminating the back and forth negotiation that often happens when trying to book talent. Special Guest is truly one of the best in the “live music near me” app arena.
Before apps like Special Guest, performers typically needed talent agents in order to book gigs. Through using Special Guest, talent can manage their own careers by setting their own rates and hours. Another benefit of using Special Guest is that performers can do what they love and actually get paid for it. A talent agent would typically take a percentage of whatever a performer makes, whereas with Special Guest, the performer walks away with every cent they have earned.
The app allows talent to take control of their careers and be their own bosses, which is why more and more performers are signing up for the app. Special Guest basically eliminates the middleman and makes it easier and more accessible than ever for talent to communicate directly with a potential client.
Special Guest has just about every kind of performer you could imagine on the app. If you’re planning your office’s holiday party and are looking for a DJ to bring the good tunes, Special Guest can hook you up. If you’re getting married in San Diego and need a great band to play covers of your favorite love songs, Special Guest will show you bands in that area that are available to be booked. Many venues have even started booking their live entertainment exclusively through Special Guest, so venues don’t have to rely on word of mouth to book bands. Special Guest helps ease the entire process of booking live entertainment, and has become the app many venues swear by.
If you’re a performer looking for work or just someone who is interested in booking a performer for your next event, look no further than the Special Guest app. The app is currently available in the Apple App Store, as well as a desktop version at specialguestapp.com.