Gigmor’s New Live Music Marketplace

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Gigmor’s new live music marketplace. Our mission has always been to develop innovative technology that addresses inefficiencies in the music business. We started by matching musicians with compatible players in their area. Today we added a crucial element: connecting them to paying gigs. The Gigmor network now has 50,000 artists who have played at over 1,500 venues in the US and Canada.

Our team has been working hard since last summer building our new site: a next generation booking platform focused on helping talent seekers find and book qualified talent for their venue or event. (A talent seeker is anyone looking to hire musicians, e.g., talent buyers, venue managers, promoters, event planners, festivals, colleges and individuals.)

Talent seekers can now publish gig posts and when artists apply to those posts, talent seekers can see their music, ratings/reviews and gigging history before making a hiring decision. Artists can post avails, which will become a valuable directory of independent artists for consumers and industry pros alike. Members can follow each other, allowing them to track the posting and booking activity of other members. We’ll soon be adding robust analytics tools that will help quantify emerging artists’ fan bases by city or region.

We’re super stoked about the new site. But we’re really just getting started—we have a ton of enhancements in the works.

We want more people to experience the joy of live music because Gigmor has made it easy to find and book the right talent!

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 booking marketplace that will streamline the process of hiring live talent.

Starting Gigmor combined my two greatest passions (apart from my family): technology and music. I couldn’t have imagined the journey ahead. High highs, low lows.

We’ve had some great victories: winning a Silicon Beach startup pitch competition, awesome coverage in the LA Times, Forbes and Billboard, achieving over $566K in share reservations in our crowdfunding campaign, gaining the trust of 50K musicians and a thousand industry pros on a bootstrapped budget.

Today the dream is becoming a reality. But we’re still in the first inning. There’s so much more to do! To make that dream happen, we need you. We need your investment now to build a live music marketplace that will attract talent and industry players around the world!

Help us make a dent in the universe! Visit our StartEngine crowdfunding campaign.

Best,

David Baird
Founder/CEO

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 take advantage of our matching, messaging and booking features for $9/month or $90/year. In addition we’ve added many enhancements.

What’s New:

  • Gigmor Premium
  • New Landing Page
  • Streamlined Sign Up
  • GigScore (Moneyball for bands)
  • New Explore Pages make it easier to browse our member base
  • Improved Search
  • Improved Profile Page Design
  • Custom URL’s for Premium members, e.g. mojosoul.gigmor.com

Gigmor-Explore

As we previously announced, Steven Kornblum has joined Gigmor as our CTO. Steven is a passionate musician and technology professional with a 20 year track record of building music and entertainment sites, including the American Idol website and online community. Expect big things ahead with Steven’s leadership!

GIG MARKETPLACE

Our top priority now is to grow the demand side of our live music marketplace to become the go-to destination for talent buyers and event planners to discover and book talent.

Music Box GM, Joe Rinaldi, says “Gigmor is building smart technology that will connect emerging bands and musicians with paid gigs at venues everywhere.”

If you haven’t heard about our equity crowdfunding campaign, there is no better time to get in on the ground floor of the live music revolution. Join us by reserving your shares on our StartEngine campaign page!

Help us #playitforward!

RESERVE YOUR SHARES IN THE LIVE MUSIC REVOLUTION!

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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