• Refined booking visibility

    • Improvement

    We are introducing an important update to booking visibility in Stagent, aimed at enhancing the artists' experience.

    Requested bookings, whether they originate from the booking widget or are set to "Requested" manually, will no longer be visible to artists. However, please note that this change primarily affects bookings managed by agencies.

    For independent artists who manage their own bookings without an agency, this visibility change will not apply. Independent artists will still have access to their requested bookings, ensuring they can effectively oversee their bookings.

  • Design and UI changes

    • Improvement

    We've given Stagent a fresh makeover. The slightly updated color scheme features brighter tones, which adds increased contrast to the entire application. This redesign brings a more modern and cleaner appearance by reducing rounded elements and minimizing shadows. Furthermore, we've added animation to the menu buttons, creating additional space for displaying status labels.

    We've also overhauled the left menu, incorporating the personal menu into this redesigned interface. This change was made to free up more screen real estate for the 'New Event' button, which is now conveniently accessible from anywhere within the application, whether you're using it on a desktop or mobile device.

  • Invoice and contract indicators

    • Improvement

    We've introduced new indicators on the bookings overview page, providing at-a-glance information about the status of invoices and contracts. This improvement allows you to instantly check the status of an invoice or contract without the need to open the event overview. The indicators always display the status of the latest invoice or contract, enhancing the user experience and streamlining your workflow.

  • Contacts Archive

    • Improvement

    We've been attentive to your feedback regarding the necessity to delete companies and contacts. Recognizing that these entities can be intricately linked to booking details, a straightforward deletion approach wasn't the most optimal solution. As a response, we've introduced a smooth and efficient method for archiving and restoring both companies and contacts. This ensures that no crucial data is permanently lost while providing you with the flexibility to manage your records effectively.

    With the introduction of archiving for contacts and companies, a new archive section will now be accessible. Within this archive, you'll have the ability to easily restore any previously archived contacts or companies, allowing for a seamless management of your archived records. This feature offers a practical way to keep your data organized and retrievable when needed.

  • Artist statements

    • Feature

    Generating statements is now a breeze with Stagent! Just head to the new Statements section and, with a simple button press, generate a statement. Stagent efficiently gathers all booking data and crafts a statement tailored to your chosen timeframe and artist. Best part? You can send the statement directly to your artist without ever leaving Stagent.

    Some of our users have already experienced this new feature in beta over the past few months, and the feedback has been resoundingly positive. Beyond this, we've introduced a new 'mark as paid' status, further refined the statements from their testing phase, and expanded this feature to both artist and agency teams. This new feature is available for Professional plans and up.

  • Improvements to 'In the night' bookings

    • Improvement

    We've all faced it; bookings that happen during the night. You want to communicate these bookings in a way that it's clear for everyone when this booking actually takes place. Take a booking for Saturday 2am. Is this booking taking place on Saturday, or on Sunday?

    In Stagent we use the effective booking date, so if the event takes place on Saturday, and the artist has been booked for 2am, the effective booking date is Sunday 2am. As of today, we've added logic to Stagent that automatically shows 'In the night' bookings on the day before. This means the booking in the example above will be displayed as a booking on Saturday. We automatically apply this new logic to all bookings that happen between 00:00am and 08:00am.

    Here's a side by side comparison where Yesterdayland was before, and Tomorrowland is current. See how we've moved the booking from Sunday to Saturday?

    We've made changes throughout the whole platform. Bookings now clearly show on what day artists have to perform, and we even added a nifty little indicator.

    But we didn't stop there. Stagent also offers a calendar integration to sync bookings to your favorite calendar app. As we didn't want to change the actual booking date (as this would be false information), we've added a new full day event the day before the 'In the night' booking. Multiple 'In the night' bookings will change the label of the full day event. Pretty neat, right?

    It's worth mentioning that we do not change any dates, we only change the day (Monday, etc), grouping and sorting order. Dates on invoices and contracts remain untouched.

  • Back button

    • Improvement

    You've asked for it, the dedicated 'Back' button is here. With the new settings page comes a different navigation experience. With the new back button you'll easily navigate through all the new sections. We've also added this back button throughout the rest of Stagent, and is also available on mobile.

  • Improved settings page

    • Improvement

    As we are constantly updating Stagent with new features, the team settings page became longer and longer which made the settings page look cluttered. We've now separated the different settings sections into their own page.

    Keep in mind that team members with the role 'Member' cannot access the settings page.

  • Custom fields as analytics filter

    • Feature

    Stagent's Professional plan allows you to create custom fields. These custom fields can be used to adjust Stagent to your liking. We've now added the ability to use these fields on the new Analytics page. Simply enable a custom field to use with analytics from the custom field's settings, and the new filter will become available on the Analytics page.

  • Set BCC for invoices and contracts

    • Feature

    You can now set multiple BCC addresses for both invoices and contracts. Handy if you automatically want to forward every invoice to your accounting software, or every contract to a specific person in charge.

    You can easily set BCC addresses from your team settings.

  • Major changes to contracts and invoices

    • Feature
    • Improvement
    • Fix

    Stagent makes it easy to generate and send contracts and invoices. Before this update both contracts and invoices were not stored separately which could result in changed contracts or invoices, even after they were sent, signed or paid. Not anymore! Contracts and invoices are now stored separately after sending.

    Credit notes

    Did something change after sending an invoice? We've got you covered. Stagent will now automatically detect changes to your finances and advice you to either generate a credit note or an additional invoice. Piece of cake. 🍰

    Custom invoice line items

    You can now add custom line items to your invoice while generating. This is especially useful when it's not an expense, but rather an extra service or product you want to invoice your client.

    Custom contract/invoice numbers

    On top of that, both contracts and invoices now offer a way to customize the name. You can use multiple variables to customize the names to your liking.

    Improvements

    • New emails added to include credit notes
    • Sell as show now contains a tax input
    • Invoices now display the event name
    • Contacts are now editable from within the event
    • You can now create new contacts when sending invoices or contracts
    • The booking request email from the widget contains more information

    Fixes

    • The team invitation badge was misplaced, we fixed it
    • The booking request widget time dropdown now ranges from 07:00 to 06:00 which makes it easier to select the correct time
    • The requirements content sometimes didn't render spaces, fixed
    • Minor UI improvements
  • Push notifications for Android

    • Feature

    Our Android app now support notifications! Update (or download if you haven't already) the Stagent app to start receiving notifications. 🔔

    Artists managed by an agency will receive 'Booking confirmed' and 'Booking canceled' notifications.

    Agents or artists managing their own bookings receive notifications when payments are received, invoices are overdue and contracts are either signed or rejected. Expect more notifications soon.

  • Sell as show

    • Feature

    One of Stagent's unique features is the combined bookings within the same event, which makes it easy to generate just one contract and one invoice for all bookings on the same event. This lists all the different artists on the invoice and contract. However, in some cases you don't want to list them all but rather sell them as one show. Now you can. 💪🏼

    From the finance section within an event, head to the finance settings and enable the 'Sell as show' feature. It replaces the total fees with a new fixes fee and its own optional tax field.

  • Website booking request widget, improvements and fixes

    • Feature
    • Improvement
    • Fix

    Booking widget

    You can now add a widget to your website with jut one line of code. The widget is customizable to your liking. Change the primary color and font, enable or disable artists and enable or disable their availability. Generate the script for your code from the bookings overview and hit the 'Booking Widget' button. More info can be found here.

    Improvements

    • The venue address autocomplete has changed from venue name to line 1.
    • Edit the buyer within the event by clicking the buyer on the event card.
    • Added phone input to contact create slideover.
    • Optimized booking request widget time selection, starting at 07:00 now.
    • Added all booking request widget data to the confirmation email.

    Fixes

    • Event requirements is now full width.
    • Booking request email missed spaces some times, now fixed.
    • Renamed VAT to TAX on some places to be more consistent now.
  • Better system-wide notifications

    • Improvement

    We updated our notifications system throughout the platform. It features better control from the notifications tab like mark as read and a new option to delete all notifications. They are now clickable and have an overall better UI. Notifications now appear from the bottom.

  • Connect to 5.000+ integrations with Zapier

    • Feature

    Stagent can connect with over 5.000+ apps and seamlessly share information with our new Zapier integration. Through this integration, promoters & talent buyers can easily make requests through your existing website. Zapier allows you to, in example, automatically 'Zap' incoming bookings from Google Forms and other data inputs on your website directly into Stagent without manual data entry.

    Check Zapier to see possible integrations and options for workflow automation.

  • Accept online payments with Stripe Connect

    • Feature

    You can now send your invoices with the option for promoters & talent buyers to pay directly online by creating a Stripe Connect account; an online payment processing provider with more options for payment customization compared to PayPal. With Stripe Connect, you will be able to accept 135+ currencies through popular payment methods, such as: Credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, SEPA Direct Debit and many more, all over the world.

    Invoices and deposits generated through Stagent will have a separate payment link and the remaining balance and completed payments will automatically be logged and recorded in Stagent, meaning we automatically track your accounts receivable.

    Last but not least, our new push notifications will notify you directly on incoming payments.

  • Autocomplete dropdowns, improvements and fixes

    • Improvement
    • Fix

    Autocomplete dropdowns

    Selecting eg. an artist or buyer can result in very long dropdowns. That's why we've added new dropdowns with autocomplete, so you can search for the right artist or buyer with ease.

    Improvements

    We've made some slight improvements to Stagent:

    • You can now add a tax ID while creating a new company.
    • New 'Payment received' and 'Invoice overdue' push notifications.

    Fixes

    • Zapier now returns their updated API url, so authentication issues are resolved.
  • Push notifications for iOS

    • Feature

    Our iOS app now support notifications! Update (or download if you haven't already) the Stagent app to start receiving notifications. 🔔

    Artists managed by an agency will receive 'Booking confirmed' and 'Booking canceled' notifications.

    Agents or artists managing their own bookings receive notifications when payments are received, invoices are overdue and contracts are either signed or rejected. Expect more notifications soon. Android will also support notifications soon.

  • 'In the Night', design updates and more

    • Improvement

    In the night

    We’ve launched a new feature 'In the Night'. 🌙

    Sometimes it is confusing about what day your artist was performing on, if they were scheduled at night or in the early morning. Now, we let you know which night your artist performs, which is easier to understand. In example, a bookings on Saturday between 00.00 and 08.00 now shows 'Friday night'. We also spent this week redesigning some aspects of our app to make it clearer, easier to use, and prettier. 💅🏼

    Design updates

    Firstly, the top bar is now fixed to the edge of the screen, even when you scroll. This allows you to navigate the app better. The tabs have also been moved up and also fixed to the top of the screen, and centred. Now you don’t need to scroll all the way back up to the top of the page to change tabs within an event.

    Our itinerary cards have received a small update to make sure that they display the most relevant information in the best way. The title of each card is now clickable to edit it, and the delete button is smaller and out of the way of the rest of the card’s content. For bookings, there’s now a coloured border in the app which is a great visual indicator to tell you the status at a glance.

  • New Schedule page

    • Feature

    Artists now have a dedicated page for their full schedule ahead, one page for all their traveling details with in-depth info. Sometimes, it’s also useful that agents have an overview of their artists’ entire tour schedule without visiting each of their events individually. Now, there’s a Schedule page that allows you to see all this information in one place:

    Just select which artist you want to view the schedule for, and all of their itineraries are displayed. You can load more of the schedule from the past or future at the click of a button. You can also edit cards without leaving the page. Only events for which the artist is confirmed to be playing at are displayed in the schedule.

  • Custom fields

    • Feature

    Ever wanted to be able to store more information about your artists, bookings, or contacts, but add it all to Stagent? Now you can!

    Visit your team settings, and you’ll find a new “Custom Fields” page:

    From here, you’re able to add a new custom field to Stagent. These custom fields can be changed depending on what information you want to store in them. For example, “long text” is great for writing paragraphs of notes about your artists, and a “dropdown” allows you to pick between a few different options that you’ve written. That’ll save time when you use it in the app!

    Now, when you visit the Edit Artist form, you’ll be able to add a paragraph about your artist and select their genre:

  • Manage all contracts and invoices

    • Feature

    We’ve added two new pages to your Stagent dashboard. They let you manage all invoices and contracts for your events from one place, without having to browse through different events:

    You can filter the invoices and contracts inside the table, which help you find the documents that you need, quickly:

    It also features bulk options so you can send reminders to your clients with ease. These new pages are hidden to artists who are connected to at least one agency who manages their bookings.

  • eSignatures, availability, calendar improvements and fixes

    • Feature
    • Improvement

    eSignatures

    We’ve added eSignatures to Stagent so you can sign contracts digitally. How does it work? The buyer will receive an email with the request to sign the contract and then be brought to an online version, where they are prompted to verify their identity through the SMS verification, or they can sign directly.

    Availability

    We’ve added the option for agencies and artists to add preferred availability or block certain dates. A new button in the calendar overview allows you to ‘Add availability’. Select the specific artist (when using an agency account only), the status (available or unavailable) and the reason, so your entire team is up to date.

    Improvements

    We added a batch of improvements to Stagent:

    • The calendar has been updated to provide a clearer overview of the upcoming events and are now displayed under the calendar overview, separately.
    • You can now add new bookings from within the calendar overview.
    • The calendar will list the bookings of the current and next month underneath the overview.
    • Adding partial payments to the booking finances updates the invoice.
    • Artists can now see the documents added by their agency related to their bookings.
    • You can now add documents, such as hospitality and technical riders to the contract before sending it to the buyer.
    • Contracts language can be switched to display English or Dutch headers.
    • For agencies, enabling the booking finances of your artists now gives the option to display the artist and booking fee or artist fee only.
    • Design of our mobile application on Android and Apple has been improved.
  • Better alerts and artists' calendar feeds

    • Improvement

    We've worked on improving Stagent and incorporated the feedback of our users:

    • Stagent now notifies you if showtime is missing or overlapping
    • Agency teams can now generate specific calendar URL's for individual artists
    • Agency teams can control if their artists see their booking finances
  • Manage expenses

    • Feature

    We expanded the bookings' finance section with expenses for itinerary items, such as for taxis, flights or hotels, and to specify who’s responsible for handling and paying for these. It's a clear overview that lists all expenses per artist.

    You can also add custom expenses to your booking and indicate for which artist the expense is required.

  • Change buyer, drafts, and improvements

    • Feature
    • Improvement

    Change buyer

    You can now change the buyer for your event. To change the buyer and go to a booking, click 'Manage event'. From within the slideover you'll find a new 'Buyer' dropdown.

    Drafts

    Added an event without a booking and lost the event? These events will now show up as drafts on top of your bookings overview. Pretty neat, right?

    Improvements

    We added new improvements to Stagent

    • Bookings now show the end time of a set
    • Adding new bookings to existing events now have populated dates
    • Seconds have been removed from date/time inputs
    • Added timezone support for users, set in personal settings
    • Personal settings now include notification settings for the newsletter and product updates
    • Optimizations to mobile screens for better usability
  • We're starting a changelog

    Big news today, we're starting a public changelog so you're always up to date with all the updates, improvements and fixes that are made in Stagent.

    Even though we work on Stagent all the time, sometimes it may seem that not much is happening. This changelog is here to improve that very important part of the communication between you and us.

    You'll always receive an update when we change something in the widget, or if needed all things we've changed is available on our public changelog page.