Question

Kangaroo Bookings? Is this a scam?

  • 18 August 2017
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I've been reading about the Divine Bookings scams, and the email correspondence seems similar to the ones I've been receiving from 'Kangaroo Bookings'. kangaroobookings.com is their website.
If anyone knows whether this is legit or not, please respond.

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No dude, they are legit. They run my bookings in Spain (Barcelona, Ibiza. The east coast) is a serious and professional agency
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There is a reddit post talking about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DJs/comments/6to6jj/does_anyone_know_kangaroo_bookings_french_agency
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Talking about links, these are all links I've found on the internet, there you can find all the information to better understand how this platform works

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.
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I forget to paste the links :P

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

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

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

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

https://www.instagram.com/kangaroobookings
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they are legit, I worked with this agency since past 3 months and they got me a couple of gigs. My manager knows the general manager a man called Anthony Larousse, he is a good agent.
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Hi Johan, are you also signed with them? please feel free to contact me by private message . I would like to meet you and exchange experiences, what kind of music do you do?
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Im very interested in guitar samples 🙂
im the same situation, i made a little research, any red flag, i contacted them after a friend told me he signed up with them. his facebook profile is full of positive reviews and comments, and i contacted some of their artist there too. as i told you, their artists are happy with the agency. anyone knows if they work just in france or internationally?
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im the same situation, i made a little research, any red flag, i contacted them after a friend told me he signed up with them.
his facebook profile is full of positive reviews and comments, and i contacted some of their artist there too. as i told you, their artists are happy with the agency. anyone knows if they work just in france or internationally?


Internationally, it is explained in the F.A.Q
im the same situation, i made a little research, any red flag, i contacted them after a friend told me he signed up with them.
his facebook profile is full of positive reviews and comments, and i contacted some of their artist there too. as i told you, their artists are happy with the agency. anyone knows if they work just in france or internationally?


Internationally, it is explained in the F.A.Q


thanks so much
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Hi Johan, are you also signed with them? please feel free to contact me by private message . I would like to meet you and exchange experiences, what kind of music do you do?

I make rock/hard rock. Yes I signed up at the beginning of the summer. I got some minor bookings with kangaroo, shows below 400 EUR. Not a bad agency. Any scam, any fake thing as people use to ask me.
I arrived to this community after be contacted by Anthony from Kangaroo bookings. First of all I want to explain Im not a soundcloud user, so... I dont understand why people says this is something about soundcloud. I always had used mixcloud and they contacted me too. So, not true this is something specific to this social network.

Just before to make a decision I tried to do a research about this agency.

Specific and manifest facts:
-They have lot of contacts from both sides (venues and artists). I know this because seems that their team has contacted some of us. I know some discos has been contacted too.

-They try to sell the idea of the "uberization" I found more info on internet:
"How does it work? Simple. They have “scouts” usually try to cover the entire musical demand. For example, if there are no techno artists in Milan, look for someone who can cover that gap. At that point we find a similarity with Uber taxi drivers who, thanks to their platform, assure a driver in a certain area, with a certain budget. This is the same, booking agents, event planners, clubnight owners look for this platform to a certain artist to cover an event, festival, venue or party.

Which enables? It allows that from small to great artists (Djs, producers, I’ve even seen some band) to access the music bookings market. It benefits the artist because it gives him the possibility of obtaining his contracting and also benefits the contractor because when eliminating intermediaries (classic agencies) the prices become cheaper."

-Venues are happy with his services:
"I called into kangaroo this afternoon looking to book an event for my artist and anthony took care of everything. I normally do this but due to time restraints and many projects on my plate I called in to take care of the event. He called me back and took care of booking the reservation and adding a rental car, it was great. Excellent service." I contacted this italian guy and he replied me.

-Artists are happy with his services I found comments like:
"This agency is very professional and very fast at responding to any questions you may have and there roster of artist including me are all marking our ways closer and closer to the top!!! Thank you guys so much for everything so far and for more great things to happen!!!!"

"Professionalism, really fast attention and an unbeatable treatment, very happy to work with them"

"Very professional and serious agency.
The comunication are easy and fast.
Thank you for all!"

"great agency!!!"
I contacted every one of them and no robots, no fake accounts, real people. You guys can do the same.

-Author of the topic related kangaroo to other agency just because is french and other soundcloudcommunity topic talk about oyher. I think they are relating with them just because some scary people search things like: french booking agency scam, french international booking agency fake, and they arrive here, just because goggle robot link this search with this click on the site. what is the result? google think that they are related.

-People who talk bad about them is curiously people who want a webmail or webprofile for free as another reddit user explained:
"Two weeks after my sign up, they contact me with a booking request: a nightclub show, all expenses would need to be within the 600€, near to my city... unfortunately this date clashed with an official event of the disco which I'm resident dj and I had to reject the offer. As I told you in my previous post, my experience has been really positive, I didnt see any fishy or weird stuff. Some artists ask me if they are scam, or a fake agency. I have lots of mails of this kind in my inbox each week, for me this is just a signal of how powerfull is this agency and how many people they can reach: hundred of artists and thousand of venues. Very happy to belong to this agency."

or "I hate people who, if they do not get what they want for free, are dedicated to stinking forums like this. You have a sad life!"

CONCLUSSION:
-make a research is not bad, Im the first one who did it, it is positive, but some people who dont want to pay for extra services, has been devoted to talk bad about the agency. As someone said in these forums: "Today, I finally registered on the web. You can signup with a profile and mail address under an upfront bond of $35 or free without profile nor mail. I choosed the second option, free. They will search bookings for me, I can leave the agency at any time, I keep my music rights, they get the 10% of comission from the bookings they get me. I was treated ok, without any major incidents. "
So I recomend to the user Hitslut signup for free. You have this option too.
There is a reddit post talking about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DJs/comments/6to6jj/does_anyone_know_kangaroo_bookings_french_agency


I found this website too.
they are legit, I worked with this agency since past 3 months and they got me a couple of gigs. My manager knows the general manager a man called Anthony Larousse, he is a good agent.

I talked with him too, Can you tell me more about your experience?
Any scam, I worked with Anthony lot of years, we have common people in our circle of friends and acquaintances.
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There is a reddit post talking about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DJs/comments/6to6jj/does_anyone_know_kangaroo_bookings_french_agency


I found this website too.


Yes, to search before in reddit is always a good choice
So I recomend to the user Hitslut signup for free. You have this option too.
I signed up for free too. They included me in their base date.
I made a research too :8
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definition of uberisation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uberisation
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I need a female singer for my next EDM superhit, anyone?

Here you will find what you need https://vocalizr.com/vocalists


you also have the cheap solution is some free acapella site http://hiphopmakers.com/free-acapellas-websites-free-vocal-samples


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