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Request Artists – DJ & Artists for Events Booking Platform

What is Request Artists?
Request Artists is a marketplace where you can book the best Australian DJ’s and Artists for your events.  Request Artists service any event or special occasion in Australia.  For example: Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas Parties, Office / Corporate events ANY event that requires quality music by a well-known DJ.  Due to Request Artists’ extensive event and festival experience, they can also organise Sound and Audio-Visual if required (see below for more info). 

Who formed Request Artists? 
John Course, John Curtin & Piero Giovannini are the three Founders behind Request Artists.  They each have extensive experience & contacts in venue bookings and event services via their networks.  They have all worked across the Music, Artist, Hospitality & Digital space for over 20 years and have a great passion for hosting quality events.  They are very well respected within the Music & Events Business community and have great music, event and marketing experience.

What sparked the idea behind 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!!

Their goal is to bring some of the best Artists (not just mobile DJ’s but actual DJ’s who play at some of the best Clubs & Parties around Australia), to play at your Wedding, Engagement, 30th birthday, Product Launch, Sporting event, School formal or Work Christmas party, EOFY celebration etc.  

“The search options within the site are really awesome and one of our key differences to other services.  You don’t need to use them, but if you want a DJ from a certain club you go to (or used to, go to), or if you want a more specialist music direction, both filters are great tools.” – John Course

Which areas do Request Artists service?
Australia wide, however, they have already had a request for a New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles.  They also have requests from some friends who are getting married in Bali and are enquiring for their wedding in 2020.

Request Artists can not only organise the best DJ / Artist for your special occasion, but by partnering with Piero’s company ‘Nightgrooves’ they can also supply: Sound, Audio Visual, Staging and any specialty hire requirements.  This simplifies the process and they offer great pricing and one invoice for both talent and equipment, which makes everything so much easier.  Given their reach within the industry, they also have great relationships with: function venues, hospitality venues, photographers, videographers, car services, florists and catering groups. They can also facilitate introductions to the best providers in the business & will offer great pricing and seamless experiences for your event.

More info: here.