Full integration of Rising Star Travel is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Artist management platform, Artist Growth has teamed up with Rising Star Travel to perfect travel booking and scheduling for artist teams. Rising Star Travel, a full-service agency specializing in tour-related bookings, will be integrated directly into the Artist Growth platform in order to streamline the logistics of planning a tour for tour managers, agents, and managers.
“We live in a world today where repetitive, manual data entry doesn’t have to exist,” said Matt Urmy, Artist Growth’s founder and Chief Strategy Officer in a release.
“We designed our platform so companies like Rising Star could integrate with us and help push our industry toward efficiency,” Urmy added. “Our two companies share a dedication to customer service and a passion for supporting artists on their journeys. This partnership is a perfect example of where we are taking the touring ecosystem.”
The new partnership will give artist teams the ability to automatically generate schedules that can be shared across the entire group. Travel booked through Rising Star will automatically sync up for teams using Artist Growth, decreasing repetitive manual data entry and saving time.
“Touring managers and artist team members will no longer have to manage multiple, unrelated apps for different components of their tours,” said Shannon Radel, CEO of Rising Star Travel in a release. “Travel and other tour-related scheduling will now be seamlessly integrated to allow the artist team more time to do what they do best: deliver their product.”
With the integration, teams don’t have to be established Rising Star clients to take advantage of the new system. Any travel agency or individual can access Rising Star’s booking app to streamline planning and make travel more efficient.
“These kinds of integrations are exactly what our industry needs,” said Big Loud/Maverick manager and owner Chief Zaruk in a release. “Anything that streamlines the flow of information for our teams adds tremendous value. Combine the power of this technology with the level of customer service we get, and it’s a no brainer.”
The integration of Rising Star Travel is being completed this month and is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2018.