COVID-19 has put a lid on live events for many countries across the globe, leaving music communities struggling. But that doesn’t mean live music has been ground to a complete halt. Homebound audiences are streaming concerts live from every corner of the planet, performed by musicians of every genre, following, and background imaginable.
The ongoing pandemic has posed a seemingly insurmountable challenge to the music industry, but explosive growth of live streaming has helped musicians and promoters connect with audiences in a new way and earn an income during this time.
Digital channels have proved invaluable in the last several months. One of them is gigmit. It is a data-driven matchmaking platform facilitating easy booking for live acts and promoters.
gigmit.com opens the booking business, which was previously reserved for only a few, to everyone. The platform changes the way concerts are organised by giving the live industry a digital tech update.
Since the founding of gigmit in 2012, over 120,000 artists have used the space to apply for gigs in any and all music genres. More than 8,500 promoters have already registered with gigmit.
Let’s take a look at how to get booked in times of COVID-19 and how gigmit can help you with your artist career.
#1 Make live streaming work for you
In a world where in-person experiences like conventional concerts won’t be considered safe for some time, digital music performances are becoming lifelines for musicians and promoters alike. Livestreaming platforms, including us here at Show4me, offer a handy digital alternative to reach existing and potential fans around the world with your music without leaving your block. Dozens of musicians have played their online shows on Show4me. gigmit, too, is organizing an online showcase festival Indoor Inspired to take place on August 26-27, 2020.
Recording a live stream isn’t as simple as it sounds though. There’s much more to the process of setting up your show than propping up your phone or laptop and going live. Our handy infographic outlines all the steps that go into a quality online show that will bring your fans the best experience and be profitable to you.
Why is this important? Top-quality streams are capable of not only bringing you some extra profit but can lead to further bookings as well. gigmit also has an in-depth guide for musicians and bands looking to put together an excellent online event. You can get it for free here:
#2 Work on your digital artist profile and get fan insights
Bookers and A&Rs now have almost no opportunities to see bands live and evaluate if they’re worth being booked or not. That is why every artist should create and make available a glossy press kit, EPK.
Your Show4me Artist club is a great place to start to create and track your digital portfolio of gigs, albums, and fans. Additionally, you can create your Artist Profile on gigmit. It’s It has been developed precisely for the needs of the live industry, it’s free and you can upload your music, videos, bio, past and future gig dates, technical rider, and more.
Additionally, gigmit is offering all of its users the possibility to connect their social media accounts to their EPK to see their Spotify and Facebook growth. These gigmit FAN INSIGHTS are based on fan and streaming data over the last 28 days and are updated weekly.
This way, bookers and A&Rs can see if an artist has the potential to grow, and in which region their fanbase is the strongest. This allows for smarter booking decisions. Here’s what the insights look like:
#3 Plan 2021 touring now
Touring and large events are going to come back eventually, so it’s time to get some tools in your toolkit to make sure you are using all of your potential to play large events. gigmit PRO users are at an advantage here as they have the possibility to look for gigs themselves. The platform allows contacting venue owners and festival organisers directly via gigmit’s extensive FESTIVAL & VENUE DATABASE.
There are over 12,000 contacts from all over the world in the database today and it’s constantly growing.
This tool will save you tons of time when looking for festivals, bars, clubs or other alternatives for live gigs. This gets especially challenging when you want to tour in a different region or abroad.
Where do live events take place? Which festivals and clubs are looking to book live acts in your genre or meet your requirements? Who is the contact person for this? All of these questions are answered now.
More good news? Show4me users get a 30% discount (valid until October 31, 2020) on gigmit PRO! To get the discount, use the code Show4me30 at the checkout.
gigmit provides an easy access to playing more live gigs, valuable fan insights, a place to create and host a free EPK, and much more. The digital age of booking can get you to create more while working less and to keep enjoying the empowerment of a borderless and ready-to-use infrastructure for artists and promoters. Discover the world of gigmit.com and what opportunities it holds today.