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How Coronavirus is Affecting Live Music

From Gigmor Founder, David Baird

As you know, the coronavirus has become a global pandemic and has had a severe economic impact around the world practically overnight. We at Gigmor hope and pray that the spread of the virus will slow after peaking in the coming weeks. Our hearts go out to the millions of people who have been affected or lost loved ones. 

The coronavirus has hit the live music business particularly hard. You’ve seen the news about the cancellations of large events like SXSW and Coachella but hundreds of thousands of local venues are suffering. If millions of people stop going out for more than a month or two, many of these venues won’t survive. And they’re a vital part of the local music scene that is the lifeblood of the business. 

Despite the palpable panic and the real economic damage that’s been done we feel that eventually we’ll look back on this as a short term blip. Live music is baked into the fabric of life and will always be. So we remain optimistic about our long term prospects. 

We’ve spent considerable time in the last couple of weeks thinking about how we can be part of the solution.

In the short term, we’re responding to a surge of requests from venues asking for our help. National touring acts have canceled because of concerns about being on the road and venues suddenly need to fill open dates on their calendars. We’re ideally positioned to help them because many of our 65K independent artists play local gigs almost exclusively. And our platform is well suited to fill last minute slots.

Next, we’re looking for ways to accelerate how we can connect artists, venues and fans, including livestreaming shows and publishing artist profiles that are relevant to fans with music, videos, upcoming shows, etc. We don’t want to live in a world where everyone is isolated in their homes but we know we can play a useful role if that is what the near future looks like.

As a national marketplace and directory of talent we’re thrilled to be able to step in and help local live music communities everywhere. We’ve always believed that technology can bring innumerable benefits to booking and promoting live music and we’re only sorry that it’s taking a global crisis to help prove that. 

We’d love to hear from you at info@gigmor.com with any ideas or suggestions about how we can help you keep music alive!

Live music near me

Live music near you

Here’s the scene: You’re out with friends and you’re looking for something to do. You don’t want to travel far or fight over tickets to a sold-out show. You just want to get a drink and hear some music. You’ve tried searching “live music near me” but the search results look more like Ticketmaster ads than anything else.

Gigmor saves the day.

We’ve booked thousands of indie gigs all over the country so who knows better where the live music is than us? No one. Sign up for our email alerts and we’ll let you know when the hottest, coolest, most-underground-est bands, DJs and venues are throwing parties.

Click the link below and fill out the form to receive alerts about new live music near you. Be sure to include the genres you’re most interested in.

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Gigmor books indie music of all genres: rock, hip-hop, EDM, pop, blues, you name it. We also have partnerships with some of the greatest venues and music industry icons including American Idol, SoundCloud, The Whisky a Go Go, Pianos and more. Remember to follow us on social media to get the most up to date news on Gigmor and new gigs in your area.

Gigmor Acquires Gig Booking App, Canary

Gigmor & SoundCloud

Gigmor Partners with SoundCloud

We’re thrilled to announce that Gigmor and SoundCloud have launched a marketing partnership. SoundCloud is the world’s largest streaming site for independent artists and will promote Gigmor as their exclusive live music partner.

With 65,000 artists and 2,500 venues, Gigmor is the leading marketplace for booking live music in North America. Since launching in 2017, Gigmor has booked thousands of artists at a wide variety of venues and private events.

David Baird, Gigmor founder and CEO, says, “We’re proud to be working with one of the most innovative firms in music—one that has launched so many artists’ careers. Adding millions of SoundCloud artists to our service will accelerate our growth because it helps us offer venues what they need most: talented musical artists who can perform live and bring a crowd.”

As part of the deal, Gigmor will offer SoundCloud Pro Unlimited members a 20% discount ($7.99/mo vs. $9.99/mo) to Gigmor’s Pro subscription.

Gigmor Pro members get exclusive access to gigs, direct messaging with venues and industry pros and Gigmor promotes their gigs to their growing database of music fans. Gigmor artist profiles are a best-of-breed EPK and include music, videos, social media accounts, estimated local audience (GigScore), previous and upcoming gigs and more.

If you’re an artist, click here to learn more on how to take advantage of this special offer.

For more information, contact david@gigmor.com.

David Baird 
Founder/CEO

Live music near me

Gigmor Announces New Subscription Plans

It’s been over a year since we launched our gigs marketplace. I’m proud to say that the response from artists and venues has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve taken giant strides toward our goal of revolutionizing live music booking and bringing more live music to fans everywhere. Gigmor has become the largest and fastest-growing live music marketplace in the US. We’re thrilled to be working with legendary venues like The Mint, Piano’s, Herman’s Hideaway, the Canyon Club and many others. (500 of them to be exact.) We just posted our 1,000th gig and growth is accelerating. I’m super proud of the Gigmor team who have worked tirelessly to make this happen.

Today we’re taking another step in our evolution by launching 3 subscription plans for artists: Basic, Premium & Pro.

What Does This Mean for Artists?

The Basic plan is free and designed for members who want an online profile that they can send to venues, fans or industry pros. Members need to upgrade to one of the two subscription plans in order to apply to gigs listed on the marketplace. Until October 31, we’re offering a one-time discount of 50% off our two annual plans: $50/year for the Premium plan (5 gig applications/month) and $100/year for the Pro plan (unlimited applications). Otherwise the plans are $9.99/month or $19.99/month. Needless to say, one booked gig and the subscription pays for itself.

Why Now?

For over a year we’ve kept Gigmor free so we could prove that we offer a superior solution to the live music industry without any economic barriers. As we grow, it’s important to find a sustainable price strategy for us and our members. Implementing subscriptions will help us grow so that we can deliver more high-quality gigs and add more venue partners and indie artists to the marketplace. It’ll also help us make faster progress on our every-growing product to-do list.

More news soon!

David Baird,

Founder/CEO

American Idol on Gigmor

American Idol Partners With Gigmor

I’m excited to announce that American Idol has partnered with Gigmor to find the next generation of singing superstars for season 2 on ABC!

We are thrilled that one the greatest singing competition in the world has chosen Gigmor as the best way to discover the next generation of talent. Gigmor members will have the chance at a Front of the Line Pass at one of 23 auditions.

We look forward to continuing the partnership to future seasons of American Idol as well as upcoming seasons of America’s Got Talent. Check out the gigs page and look below to find the American Idol audition near you!

Orlando, FL – August 25
San Diego, CA – August 25
Chattanooga, TN – August 28
Scottsdale, AZ – August 28
Charlotte, NC – August 31
Albuquerque, NM – August 31
Seattle, WA – August 31
Boise, ID – September 2
Richmond, VA – September 3
Plano, TX – September 3
Houston, TX – September 4
Austin, TX – September 6
Philadelphia, PA – September 6
Oklahoma City, OK – September 6
Buffalo, NY – September 9
Kansas City, MO – September 9
Shreveport, LA – September 9
Columbus, OH – September 12
Little Rock, AR – September 12
Charleston, WV – September 15

More news coming soon!

David Baird
Founder/CEO

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