I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Gigmor’s new live music marketplace. Our mission is 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 independent artists to paying gigs without a booking agent. 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 tirelessly to build the new site. It’s a next generation booking platform focused on helping talent seekers find and book qualified talent.
For Talent Seekers
A talent seeker is anyone looking to hire musicians. The number of talent seekers has grown significantly over the past few years. Traditionally, talent seekers were professionals at music clubs. More recently, however, non-traditional talent seekers have entered the marketplace. These talent seekers are small business owners, retail and mixed-use spaces, gyms, private event planners and much more. These talent seekers evaluate artists differently then their professional counterparts. The booking process is also different.
Talent seekers can now publish gig posts. Gig posts describe the time and date of the gig as well as artist requirements. Artists can apply to these gig posts to be considered for the gig. Talent seekers can evaluate the artist’s application which includes music, social media and gigging history.
All members can track the posting and booking activity of other members by ‘following’ them. We’ll soon be adding robust analytics tools that will help quantify emerging artists’ fan bases by city or region.
2020 Update: Each artist profile now contains a proprietary metric titled GigScore. GigScore is a measure of an artists progress on social media. It also includes an estimate for an artists local fan base. This is, obviously, a game changing feature for talent buyers. Learn more here.
Unsigned artists can, finally, book their own shows without a booking agent! Performance opportunities can be found on the gigs page. Getting booked is as easy as clicking apply. The artist profile is a fully featured EPK (electronic press kit) with every piece of information a talent seeker would need to book an artist.
Artists can also make Avail posts. An Avail post is simply an artist’s availability for a block of dates.
Be Your Own Booking Agent
We are making the booking process easy for both experienced talent buyers and newcomers. As a result, more live performance opportunities are being created for independent artists.
We’re super stoked about the new site and only getting started. We have a ton of game changing enhancements in the works.