Damon Wayans, Jr. has come up with an app that is the "Uber" of bringing entertainment providers and venues together. Many know him from New Girl as "Coach", but now he has ventured into starting his own business. Special Guest App is a global app platform to connect venues and entertainers. This could be huge in helping DJs, singers, and comedians find work on a regular basis without relying on an agent, not to mention helping those planning events to find their entertainment easier.
“I've noticed there's a lot of talented people out there who have the talent but they don't have necessarily the representation to help them be seen,” Wayans told FOX Business. “I felt like that was a problem to be solved, and I wanted to make an app that allows entertainers to get gigs and be seen by other people as much as possible.”
He brought his idea to serial entrepreneur Kris Jones to help him design the app and get it off the ground and running. Jones really believes in the project and thinks it could really transform the entertainment industry. They plan to open in Atlanta, Austin and Nashville in the near future.
As you can see below, you can search for talent by location or category.
I have family members who are in the entertainment industry (singing / songwriting) and from their experience I can tell you this would make such a difference for them and their careers. Finding gigs as an artist can be difficult, and making a living can be a challenge when you don't know where to go to get work. And using an agent is not always feasible. As someone who is an entertainer for a living, Wayans Jr. has taken his passion and creativity and developed something that will change the way this industry works, just as Uber has transformed the personal transportation industry.
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