AGNT, a brand new desktop platform and iOS app that connects DJs and organizers in a complete end-to-end process, recently launched at the EDMbiz Conference and Expo. Built by EDM industry pros Mike Henderson, Viet Nguyen and David Nguyen, AGNT is a marketplace with access to thousands of DJ’s and event listings for any style or budget across the U.S. and Canada. The AGNT web portal is responsive, and will work on nearly any mobile device. To set up an AGNT profile, users can sign up as either a DJ or event organizer for free using their email or Facebook login. For DJ’s specifically, AGNT becomes a self-promotional tool that also boasts a built-in music player to feature DJ sets. The DJ’s profile can include a bio, portfolio links, required equipment, price range, calendar availability, social reach, cancellation policy and more.
The app also gives the DJ the ability to view all upcoming promoter listings within designated radius and to send in an expression of interest to perform at listed events. For event organizers, bookings are simplified allowing search based on a DJ’s location, genre of music, date and price. The fully automated system includes verified DJ reviews and advanced event management tools to handle all event logistics, negotiate fees and secure payments.
“The EDM market is worth $6.9 billion globally and within that there are an estimated 1.3 million unrepresented DJs,” says Viet Nguyen, AGNT co-founder. “As it stands the entertainment industry frequently relies on word of mouth to secure talent and the current model of booking DJs is really inefficient – countless emails back and forth, limited access to artists and failed payments. We saw an opportunity to offer a streamlined service that would provide access to great talent with a simplified search and booking process while still allowing artists to represent themselves, saving everyone time and money.”