About That Pandora/Ticketfly Deal…

Written by David Baird, Gigmor CEO/Founder

The whole industry is talking about it. 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 companies (think Spotify, Apple Music) will make moves into the live music space that was once the sole domain of Live Nation and AEG Live.

To give you a better idea, more than half (53%) of recorded music sales were generated from physical product in 2014. In the first half of 2015, vinyl sales alone generated more revenue than all of the free streaming services combined, including YouTube, which is arguably the largest music distribution platform on the planet.

Pandora’s acquisition of TicketFly is brilliant because TicketFly has been focusing on the market that, for everyone else (i.e. Live Nation and AEG Live), doesn’t make much economic sense: the small and mid-size venues. Clubs, bars, small theaters, etc.

So how does this tie into Gigmor? Simple. The music industry – every single facet – is a fragile ecosystem that relies upon a continuous supply of bands forming, musicians and songwriters creating and recording music and, most importantly, performing live. Talent is the lifeblood of the industry. Earning money by playing live is how musicians and bands keep the music ecosystem fresh, healthy and thriving. And according to a recent study by Vevo, Millennials don’t see music as a “desire;” it’s a “need.” Especially the shared experience of a live performance. Live music is a $30B business and it’s growing by 15% a year. It’s not the same old business any more.

Gigmor’s mission is to bring music booking into the 21st century by creating a live music marketplace. Today Gigmor announced an innovative partnership with Music Box San Diego, Southern California’s hottest new venue. This is the first step and it’s an important one. Because today’s Pandora announcement signaled what will become the music industry’s greatest land grab: live music.

Like TicketFly, Gigmor is strategically positioned to be the leader and we’re playing for keeps. For more info, check out Gigmor’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign.

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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 Gigmor Jams platform and hosted some awesome live events in Southern California.

But there’s SO much more we need to do to help musicians stop searching and start playing and we need your help!

Thanks to Title IV of the JOBS Act and the just-approved Regulation A+, individuals are now able to become shareholders in exciting new startups pre-IPO. Unlike Kickstarter, equity crowdfunding makes it possible for you to become a part owner of Gigmor for as little as $100 and help us evolve our product and turbocharge our growth.

With your help, we can accomplish three important goals:

  • Develop a mobile app.
    Trust us, we want one as much as you do!
  • Develop a virtual booking engine.
    We are creating a marketplace where you can connect with industry pros who are looking to book quality talent like you into their venues.
  • Pay our employees and hire staff to grow the business!
    Gigmor has three dedicated, full-time employees who, believe it or not, have been tirelessly working for free for the last year and a half.

Help us provide better services for musicians and bands and join the Gigmor family by signing up for our StartEngine campaign. You missed out on Facebook and Uber so this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of an exciting growth opportunity. We need your help in kicking off our campaign with tons of momentum so please act NOW.

As an added bonus, every Gigmor member who invests will receive a FREE LIFETIME VIP MEMBERSHIP! (Yes, one day we’ll be adding some premium services.)

Please forward this email to your family and friends — we need to reach as many people as possible!

We look forward to working with you to create a service that truly benefits musicians everywhere. Thanks for your help and support!

Reserve My Shares!

Sincerely,

David Baird

Gigmor, Founder/CEO

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 your career to the next level!

To start, we’re going to launch in beta in the Los Angeles market. During this 3-4 week period, we’re going to put Gigmor Jams through its paces and fine tune it based on member feedback so we can make sure everyone has a first class experience when we launch it nationally in the U.S. and Canada.

Since this is a new piece of functionality, I wanted to provide a quick “How To Create A Jam” for everyone’s easy reference. It really is super simple – whether you’re creating a Jam on your desktop/laptop or mobile device. It even comes with pictures!

FYI – we’re working on a mobile app so we totally appreciate your patience. It’s coming, we promise!

How To Create A Jam

Log into Gigmor – told you it was easy!
Click ‘Play’ on the Gigmor toolbar at the top.

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Select ‘Create a Jam.’

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Complete Your Host Profile.

  • The information will be auto-filled from your Gigmor profile but ​this is your chance to ​make sure your profile​ is complete and up to date. Make sure you’ve posted some music!

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Hit ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page.

Jam Details

You’re halfway home. Once you’re done, hit ‘Next’ at the bottom.

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Fill out your ‘Location Details.’

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Add in some “Location Characteristics.” In other words, include the information that you feel is important for having a successful Jam. In my case, I’ll provide the PA, the guitar amp – there is parking at the rehearsal studio – and if you like to smoke whatever, I don’t care, but I have sensitive lungs so I prefer to jam without hacking up a lung.

Hit ‘Save’ at the bottom when you’re done.

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Boom – you’re done!

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Have fun and if you have any questions or comments, hit us up at jams@gigmor.com!

Create A Jam Now!

Jam on!

Team Gigmor

 

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Check out Gigmor’s new explainer video! We’re excited to have it finished it. The team at LessFilms.com really came through for us on this one.