Question

kangaroo bookings IS NOT A SCAM

  • 29 September 2017
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Hi, I created this thread after seeing a user's attempt to discredit this legitimate agency. apparently it is Moonmelt that for some disagreement with this agency is trying to damage the reputation of this company. I have been part of Kangaroo for months and I can ensure that they are legit. this "boy" has been publishing shit for 2 days with the only intention of annoying.

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I have seen the same message Josh. The fact is that I have been with this agency for 3 months and looking for information about them I have seen that there are opinions like this. If I agree, that particular user has been opening forums and talking badly about them. so I decided to look for information for myself.

There are few bad comments, most are positive, I imagine this happens in every company in the world. Have you seen the comments of Mc Donalds? usually people who have had a bad experience. There are always disgruntled customers who make trouble.

It's true what you say, only that moonmelt speaks badly about them. I have even found blogs:

http://electromusichunter.blogspot.com/2017/08/kangaroo-bookings-international-booking.html

https://theplanetofthebeats.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/kangaroo-bookings-the-uberisation-of-music-booking-agencies

https://www.reddit.com/r/DJs/comments/6to6jj/does_anyone_know_kangaroo_bookings_french_agency
I found two yahoo answers:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20170814144611AABRxif

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20170825144100AAzWBNy

These topics are over 2 months old, it rejects the theory that it was created the same day.
Besides that I do not feel cheated, since I have not had to pay anything to enter this agency. Imagine my impression when searching about kangaroo bookings and finding such forums. Hallucinatory! How is it going to be a scam if I have not paid anything? I have heard that there is a modality of income with promotions, web page, own mail, but that is different to say that it is a scam for having a service call it premium for example.
I hope you understood me. My English is not very good 😉
I just registered here to let the you know my experience. Last week a friend told me about this agency, I had never heard from kangaroo before. So I sent them an application to offer my services as an artist. They replied me few hours later by email. Today I have registered with them and I have not paid anything because I have not wanted web profile nor personal email address. I am still using my gmail. No doubt they had heard my music for very precise comments regarding the song.
I found an Anthony's post which I think is interesting, I share it:

Hi, well let me introduce myself, my name is Anthony Laurosse, I am the creator of the agency: Kangaroo Bookings. Recently one of my artists has informed me of the existence of this post. I have registered here only to explain your doubts and questions. Forgive me for my language, I am French and I speak English within my means.
As I said above: I and some colleagues founded the agency. We have been working since 2015 in a small local bookings business in France, Paris. Recently (1 month ago) we decided to create an international company of bookings with the minimum possible of intermediaries (like UBER, from client to agent, Im sure you know what I mean).
I will try to answer all the questions, especially Antonio, I remember you well. I said that your sound was very similar to deadmau5 in the "equalization" and especially in the kick the of the drum sample, you know "that kind of progressive". Sorry for the confusion, it is logical you do Techno house, salsa style. Search a song called: BRAZIL from deadmau5 and listen to its intro:It's that kind of Techno drummer, I copy and paste the mail for you all to see if you do not mind, simply I want to clarify: "I liked your style, and the general sound equalization, remember me deadmau5 that kind of progressive".
Concerning to The_skittish´s comment about the logo: It is said that our logo looks like "planet hell" when "planet hell" is inspired by the logo of the mission apollo XVIII, please give it a look here: http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/apollo18b.png
There is no doubt that "planet hell" took it from there. Now that you know that they took it from there, will you also say that they are not legit? Please, it's just a logo guys. Our web designer was also inspired by the apollo mission. That´s all. Anyway I would like to clarify that the current logo is only an approximation of what we have in mind. In fact the webmaster was wrong selecting the logo because the logo that I finally chose was this: http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo27.png
As you can see we had more proposals designed:
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25cratere.png
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25mm.png
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25s.png
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25sss.png
By the way, which one do you like the most?
On the subject of bail: we offer two ways to enter: 1)free of charge or 2)under a bond that includes: profile creation, personal mail artist kind of: artist@kangaroobooking.com and obtaining an event in the next six months. The deposit is returned at any time the artist wants to recover his bond. For us it is a way of equalizing commitment, a temporary bond, nothing more. You have to know that creating a profile costs about 25 minutes, we have to create the email address and keep your profile updated too, it's time. If I invest time and human resources in you I need to know that I will recover my money, time is money after all. We automate everything we can, but there are parts of the business that are not automated. This leads to the next point.
On the subject of similar messages: we use some templates to make easy and fast the process, for example: I always ask the age, the money that you want to charge, your availability ... I do not write every time the same, I take advantage of something that I always use. I read absolutely all the messages and I answer them, you can verify it and from now I take the opportunity to put my email here: contact@kangaroobookings.com you will see as I answer to all of you. Real answers, no robot, come on guys ...
Concerning the artists' acceptance: all our artists have been informed of their inclusion in our roster, you can check it also. In fact they come from a platform of artists from a founding partner and personal friend.
I think thats all, else I take this opportunity to encourage you to read our policies here: www.kangaroobookings.com/faq
Im so sorry to read it, this is very bad for our reputation, this is a project that we really belive in these comments do not help at all, they give a tremendously bad image of our cause. In fact I was very happy with the acceptance of the people in our facebook, you can see the reviews, the people are quite happy, we have about 1200 eyes looking there. Anyway... we are at your entire disposal.
I dont care if thet use mailing strategies sincerelly, I just want bookings and little of tips and advices, I dont have anything to loose, I registered for free.
At the moment it seems that there are some people who speak very badly of them and others who speak very well. It is clear that there are many interests within the world of music. This is a shark pool. People stumble into them for better jobs. The record companies also, the artists continue with their war. What undoubtedly is undeniable is that kangaroo bookings are causing buzzing, and that is always good. This is free promo.
In the end the only thing that matters is the price. If they get cheap artists for their discotheques, I think it's a good strategy.
I still think that this agency and in general the new agencies that use the p2p business model are the future. Maybe not the best, and miss the magic of the old bookers and agents... but the times are changing. Adapt or die!
I've been with Robert for over a year, the owner of the agency Kangaroo booking contacted initially for artists. I can assure you, that I have not had any problems with them. What's more, I also know that some friends wanted to go from UT to kangaroo bookings and they could not because they only picked up the best ones there. With this I say everything.
I also do not understand people who want everything for nothing. This blog explains how the agency works: http://electromusichunter.blogspot.com/2017/08/kangaroo-bookings-international-booking.html

There are two ways of belonging to the agency. Free or Premium, I spoke with Robert and his affiliate wants to reach an agreement to give more free services, I do not know if the mail will be included or not, I imagine it will be a question of getting success internationally. When bigger is a company, more free services can give.
I suppose they could put advertising on their website, or use other systems, but that is something of the company and its policies.
Another thread about this? I can not believe it ... yesterday I saw another.
But has anyone read the faq of the agency? I really do not understand people.

WHAT IS KANGAROO BOOKINGS?
It is a booking agency that supports all kinds of musical artists, contacting artists with booking agents worldwide.


HOW DOES IT WORK?
We will keep your profile updated and make sure you keep checking your Inbox for your booking requests. Its easy, fast and professional.

WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER?
We offer a useful mix of service. We are a music booking agency. In certain cases, we can also provide our own management services. But most importantly, we cooperate and collaborate with most other music magazines and music labels.


HOW CAN I JOIN TO KANGAROO BOOKINGS?
Just contact us if you are really interested.


CAN ANYONE JOIN US?
Everybody is welcome to sign up, so why not try us out! However, we do reserve the right to reject artists which do not match our criteria for professionalism and content.

IS KANGAROO BOOKINGS JUST ANOTHER BOOKING AGENCY?
No. Kangaroo Bookings is a unique agency which actively seeks out new events and bookings, check our list of members and as best we can, match each artist with their requirements.


CAN I LEAVE KANGAROO BOOKINGS AT ANY TIME?
Of course you can, you can leave Kangaroo Bookings at any time. You also have the option to stop email notifications if you are off the road or just taking a well earned break!


DO WE ASK YOU TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
No, as a rule we do not ask anyone to sign contracts because we do not demand exclusivity. Occasionally our team may offer an exclusive contract to our more outstanding artists, but we reserve the right to make or withdraw these offers.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SIGN UP WITH KANGAROO BOOKINGS?
It depends on each particular service. Feel free to compare our prices to other booking agencies.

WHAT PERCENTAGE DOES KANGAROO BOOKINGS TAKE?
Your first booking is commission free, this one is on us! After your first booking, our fee is 10% for each subsequent booking.


WHERE ARE WE BASED?
Although we are a worldwide booking agency, our head office is in Lyon, France.


WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORT, LODGING, FLIGHTS AND OTHER EXTRA COSTS?
Transport, lodging and flights, if required, are covered by the venue. Kangaroo Bookings will not be liable for any extra costs.


WHAT ABOUT THE GIGS/EVENTS I BOOK MYSELF?
All the gigs you book by and for yourself (or through other agencies) are yours and Kangaroo Bookings will not ask for a commission for these bookings.


CONTACT US?
The best way to contact us is via email through our Contact Section

First you have to read and then give an opinion. If I see another thread on this I fly my head. LOL
I joined cause I consider it a great chance, They take only the 10%. Im going to think about it, probably will join them with the free plan. Anthony explain me that they have also a plan as "verified profile" I think they would like to be like UBER and they need "the first drivers" so it sounds interesting to me.
The idea is that the first artists will be more important than the last cause the news will be the "reference" in the future if they grow up. and that could benefit me being in the roster from the beginning.
For example, if they achieve to be like Uber to be the reference on kangaroo for a "TRAP" in miami area... could be awesome.
If I find out something new I'll post it here.
By the way ... I'm looking for collaborators to master trap songs, if anyone needs producers or mixers, please, get in touch with me. I change some of my productions by a good sound engineer specialized in mastering. 🆒But has anyone read the faq of the agency? I really do not understand people.

WHAT IS KANGAROO BOOKINGS?
It is a booking agency that supports all kinds of musical artists, contacting artists with booking agents worldwide.


HOW DOES IT WORK?
We will keep your profile updated and make sure you keep checking your Inbox for your booking requests. Its easy, fast and professional.

WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER?
We offer a useful mix of service. We are a music booking agency. In certain cases, we can also provide our own management services. But most importantly, we cooperate and collaborate with most other music magazines and music labels.


HOW CAN I JOIN TO KANGAROO BOOKINGS?
Just contact us if you are really interested.


CAN ANYONE JOIN US?
Everybody is welcome to sign up, so why not try us out! However, we do reserve the right to reject artists which do not match our criteria for professionalism and content.

IS KANGAROO BOOKINGS JUST ANOTHER BOOKING AGENCY?
No. Kangaroo Bookings is a unique agency which actively seeks out new events and bookings, check our list of members and as best we can, match each artist with their requirements.


CAN I LEAVE KANGAROO BOOKINGS AT ANY TIME?
Of course you can, you can leave Kangaroo Bookings at any time. You also have the option to stop email notifications if you are off the road or just taking a well earned break!


DO WE ASK YOU TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
No, as a rule we do not ask anyone to sign contracts because we do not demand exclusivity. Occasionally our team may offer an exclusive contract to our more outstanding artists, but we reserve the right to make or withdraw these offers.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SIGN UP WITH KANGAROO BOOKINGS?
It depends on each particular service. Feel free to compare our prices to other booking agencies.

WHAT PERCENTAGE DOES KANGAROO BOOKINGS TAKE?
Your first booking is commission free, this one is on us! After your first booking, our fee is 10% for each subsequent booking.


WHERE ARE WE BASED?
Although we are a worldwide booking agency, our head office is in Lyon, France.


WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORT, LODGING, FLIGHTS AND OTHER EXTRA COSTS?
Transport, lodging and flights, if required, are covered by the venue. Kangaroo Bookings will not be liable for any extra costs.


WHAT ABOUT THE GIGS/EVENTS I BOOK MYSELF?
All the gigs you book by and for yourself (or through other agencies) are yours and Kangaroo Bookings will not ask for a commission for these bookings.


CONTACT US?
The best way to contact us is via email through our Contact Section

First you have to read and then give an opinion. If I see another thread on this I fly my head. LOL


I do not like your final smile, it looks superb or cocky and I do not like it.
This afternoon I had a personal chat with Anthony, through his facebook page. The truth, he has been kind and is a very diplomatic man. I have finally decided to register for free, which has surprised me after everything I have read. I asked him about these forums and he was very direct. He knows about this controversy and has given me his opinion.
I encourage all those who have doubts that you ask. Doubts are resolved by asking, not by throwing accusations. Speaking persons understand. They respond quickly, so cheer up! I hope that my testimony will help all those who are in my same situation.
yes! he is!
This afternoon I had a personal chat with Anthony, through his facebook page. The truth, he has been kind and is a very diplomatic man. I have finally decided to register for free, which has surprised me after everything I have read. I asked him about these forums and he was very direct. He knows about this controversy and has given me his opinion.
advertisements? no thanks ... I hate the ads.

I suppose they could put advertising on their website, or use other systems, but that is something of the company and its policies.
Well, do not believe everything you read out there. I have always been a defender of self-criticism and, above all, objective data. As I read here ... it is normal to have some bad opinion. It happens in the best companies.

Besides that I do not feel cheated, since I have not had to pay anything to enter this agency. Imagine my impression when searching about kangaroo bookings and finding such forums. Hallucinatory! How is it going to be a scam if I have not paid anything? I have heard that there is a modality of income with promotions, web page, own mail, but that is different to say that it is a scam for having a service call it premium for example.
Apollo 18? that if that is foolish. It does not matter?

I found an Anthony's post which I think is interesting, I share it:

Hi, well let me introduce myself, my name is Anthony Laurosse, I am the creator of the agency: Kangaroo Bookings. Recently one of my artists has informed me of the existence of this post. I have registered here only to explain your doubts and questions. Forgive me for my language, I am French and I speak English within my means.
As I said above: I and some colleagues founded the agency. We have been working since 2015 in a small local bookings business in France, Paris. Recently (1 month ago) we decided to create an international company of bookings with the minimum possible of intermediaries (like UBER, from client to agent, Im sure you know what I mean).
I will try to answer all the questions, especially Antonio, I remember you well. I said that your sound was very similar to deadmau5 in the "equalization" and especially in the kick the of the drum sample, you know "that kind of progressive". Sorry for the confusion, it is logical you do Techno house, salsa style. Search a song called: BRAZIL from deadmau5 and listen to its intro:It's that kind of Techno drummer, I copy and paste the mail for you all to see if you do not mind, simply I want to clarify: "I liked your style, and the general sound equalization, remember me deadmau5 that kind of progressive".
Concerning to The_skittish´s comment about the logo: It is said that our logo looks like "planet hell" when "planet hell" is inspired by the logo of the mission apollo XVIII, please give it a look here: http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/apollo18b.png
There is no doubt that "planet hell" took it from there. Now that you know that they took it from there, will you also say that they are not legit? Please, it's just a logo guys. Our web designer was also inspired by the apollo mission. That´s all. Anyway I would like to clarify that the current logo is only an approximation of what we have in mind. In fact the webmaster was wrong selecting the logo because the logo that I finally chose was this: http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo27.png
As you can see we had more proposals designed:
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25cratere.png
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25mm.png
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25s.png
http://kangaroobookings.com/images/logo/logo25sss.png
By the way, which one do you like the most?
On the subject of bail: we offer two ways to enter: 1)free of charge or 2)under a bond that includes: profile creation, personal mail artist kind of: artist@kangaroobooking.com and obtaining an event in the next six months. The deposit is returned at any time the artist wants to recover his bond. For us it is a way of equalizing commitment, a temporary bond, nothing more. You have to know that creating a profile costs about 25 minutes, we have to create the email address and keep your profile updated too, it's time. If I invest time and human resources in you I need to know that I will recover my money, time is money after all. We automate everything we can, but there are parts of the business that are not automated. This leads to the next point.
On the subject of similar messages: we use some templates to make easy and fast the process, for example: I always ask the age, the money that you want to charge, your availability ... I do not write every time the same, I take advantage of something that I always use. I read absolutely all the messages and I answer them, you can verify it and from now I take the opportunity to put my email here: contact@kangaroobookings.com you will see as I answer to all of you. Real answers, no robot, come on guys ...
Concerning the artists' acceptance: all our artists have been informed of their inclusion in our roster, you can check it also. In fact they come from a platform of artists from a founding partner and personal friend.
I think thats all, else I take this opportunity to encourage you to read our policies here: www.kangaroobookings.com/faq
Im so sorry to read it, this is very bad for our reputation, this is a project that we really belive in these comments do not help at all, they give a tremendously bad image of our cause. In fact I was very happy with the acceptance of the people in our facebook, you can see the reviews, the people are quite happy, we have about 1200 eyes looking there. Anyway... we are at your entire disposal.

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