Sunday, September 26, 2010

10 Resources For Booking Gigs Online

Here's a post from the great Hypebot blog regarding finding and booking gigs online that deserves a repeat. For just about every artist, playing in front of an audience is the ultimate reason why you get into music in the first place. Getting gigs has always been the toughest part of the job until you have an agent, which you never have when you're first starting out.

This post is attributed to Duncan Freeman (founder of Band Metrics and Indie Music Tech), provides a pretty good overview on the services available.

    1. GigMasters (booking platform for artists and talent buyers)
    2. GigMaven (free and easy-to-use booking website for musicians; currently available in NY, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Austin, Phoenix and Ohio)
    3. Gigwish (influence venues, promoters and booking agents by enabling an artist's fans and their local music scene to vote for them)
    4. (an online booking community where bands and musicians connect with venues by sharing their music)
    5. Live Music Machine (get booked anywhere for any type of live music event, as well as getting booked directly from MySpace)
    6. MusiGigs (a private beta service that helps artists get booked by connecting venues directly to bands)
    7. OnlineGigs (booking and promotional tool, and one of the largest detailed venue databases)
    8. ReverbNation's Gig Finder (search over 100,000 venues and clubs, and locate those that have booked similar Artists)
    9. Sonicbids (the largest and most successful online booking service for musicians, bands, managers, promoters, etc., as well as corporations and organizations looking to book artists)
    10. SplitGigs (a new social web-app that helps emerging artists find other artists to exchange and share gigs with)
      Artists may also find sites like EventfulMeetupBandsintown and Songkick helpful for locating venues and artists to perform with.

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      1 comment:

      David Sherbow said...

      Bob thanks for reposting Duncan's piece. Anything that helps an artist expand the possibility for more live shows is a good thing. Please check out my startup in #5 and let me know what you think.

      David Sherbow


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