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Free EPK Template for Independent Artists

To get started on your free epk template, click here to sign up on Gigmor.com. To learn more about an EPK and best practices, please keep reading! What is an EPK? An EPK (electronic press kit) is a resume for your music or your band.  It will help you book shows, get media coverage and
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Gigmor’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Four years ago I had a dream: to build technology that would help musicians find compatible players in their area. As any artist will tell you: the right musical connections can change your life! Since then I’m proud to say we’ve achieved significant traction and national recognition as a musicians’ network and matching service. Now we’re building a best-of-breed
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Find more gigs: Announcing Gigmor 2.0

We are excited and proud to announce that Gigmor just took a giant step forward in introducing our Premium subscription service. Signing up will continue to be free but artists who are serious about their careers will now have the opportunity to find gigs and take advantage of our matching and messaging features for $9/month
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Gigmor Announces Steven Kornblum as new Gigmor CTO

We’re thrilled to welcome Gigmor’s new CTO, Steven Kornblum, to the Gigmor team! Steven has a long and impressive track record building and managing music and entertainment-oriented web and mobile properties and is the perfect technology leader to spearhead the development of Gigmor’s live music marketplace. Steven is the former CTO at EarDish, a revolutionary music platform
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Find Musicians Using Gigmor’s Matching

Happy New Year from all of us at Gigmor! Today we’re happy to announce that we’re over 85% toward our goal of $500,000 in our crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to our StartEngine campaign so far! Please help us reach the finish line by spreading the word! We’re committed to building the world’s biggest,
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About That Pandora Ticketfly Deal…

The whole industry is talking about the Pandora Ticketfly deal. It’s a “game changer,” everyone is saying. It’s the biggest news story of the week and it’s great news for Gigmor. Why? Because it validates what Gigmor has been asserting since Day 1: with recorded music revenues declining and live revenues growing exponentially, other music
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Gigmor Announces Partnership with Place

We’re excited to announce that Gigmor has partnered with Place, a platform that provides artists with the tools you need to own your social ecosystem, engage your audience and foster community. Lady Gaga created a social network to connect with her fans. One million fans on Littlemonsters regularly interact with Lady Gaga and with each other,
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New SEC Rules Make Investing In Startups Easier For Average Folks

This article regarding investing in startups originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 6, 2015. New SEC Rules Make Investing In Startups Easier For Average Folks by Greta Kaul – July 6, 2015 The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, was the talk of tech when it raised a whopping $2.4 million from
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Gigmor Is Crowdfunding — Own A Piece Of The Future Of Live Music!

Dear Gigmor Members, Thank you for being part of the Gigmor community and helping us become the fastest growing, musicians’ network out there! We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you and I am truly humbled and grateful. In the last year, we’ve matched hundreds of thousands of musicians and bands, launched the
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Win A $150 Guitar Center Gift Certificate!

How would you like a chance to win a $150 gift certificate to Guitar Center? ​Well, w​e want to hear from you!​ Did you get matched with some great musicians on Gigmor? Did you join a band you found through Gigmor? ​Did your band find new band members using Gigmor? ​​Have you used​ Gigmor Jams to host or attend ​a
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Music Connection Profile: Gigmor


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3 Steps To Better Digital Music Listening

First off, let me state what this blog post is not. This post IS NOT a debate about digital versus analog. This is a post about how to take your digital music experience to a new level. And, if you’re like me, you don’t have the budget to catch the current resurgence in vinyl. However,
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Welcome to Gigmor Jams!

Welcome to Gigmor Jams! I can’t tell you how excited we are to announce the launch of Gigmor Jams – an easy way to manage your jam sessions, rehearsals, workshops and auditions within the Gigmor platform. This is the first step in creating a best-in-class set of band management tools that will help you take
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Is the CD Going Extinct?

The Music Industry Sales Stats Since 1983-2013 The music industry has exploded in the digital space since 2001.  If you look at the data presented in the chart, the adaptation in music listening is going completely digital.  Ever since cars stopped making vehicles with cassette decks in them, there has been a trend to do the
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Book shows and get paid to perform

How To Book Shows Playing a lot of gigs can help you build a fan base  but how do you book shows as an independent artist?  Continue reading and you’ll learn how to book shows and get paid to build up your portfolio. Starting with the basics. First, we’ll cover how vendors and concert promoters go
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If You Don’t Start Email Marketing, Then You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

  What is email marketing? I will first describe what it is not.  First, it is not a bunch of coupons that get sent out to emails that never get opened.  It is also not a way to make people buy your stuff.  What it is however is the one place online that you are guaranteed for
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Paid Search Marketing: The Social Media Strategy

  Learn to get online traffic to your website.  This section will guide you through proven techniques for getting subscribers to your sight. Getting traffic is easy.  Most people struggle with this because they get too much of the wrong kind of visitors.  For example: Let’s say you have a company that sells lamps.  You
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Find Followers: Using Bicycle Wheel Marketing

What is this Bicycle Wheel Business? Let’s start with the basics first.  You are a musician how do you sell your tickets, music, or even merchandise?  Well, if you are in the 21st century the best way is through your website.  Your website is the best way to succeed in the music business today.  I
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How To Network In The Music Industry

The biggest mistake people make when they are networking is not selling themselves.  The sad reality is people are always looking to get noticed, but nobody wants to give back.  Let me tell you a story to illustrate this point. You have two people named Charlie and Sarah.  Charlie is a good musician with plenty
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Music Promotion: The Ultimate Guide

Seven stuffed chapters, teaching you the latest music marketing techniques! Chapter – 1 : Identifying Your Target Audience With all the talk about music promotion, “making it,” getting signed, or becoming a rock star, it’s easy to forget a little thing that happens to be the foundation of any band; Your Fans. Seriously, without fan recognition
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