The Reality of the Live Music Market
You ask yourself “How Can I Get A Gig”. And the answer is today it’s way easier than in the early days of the music industry. But whether you get a gig via gigmit or not, depends on many factors which correspond exactly to the reality of the market:
- How active are you? How often do you apply to gigs?
- Do you market yourself in a great way? Is your Artist Page completed?
- How much experience do you have? How many gigs did you play already?
- Is your fee expectation realistic?
To get some insights into the great topic of how to get booked we designed the gigmit Live Booking Guide for you. Please have look and learn more about the market and its rules.
“How Can I Get A Gig” – “Filter & Apply!”
Getting booked in three steps is like: get prepared to introduce yourself, find a matching opportunity, apply.
In the beginning, it’s an excellent idea to spend some time on your Electronic Press Kit, your Artist Page. The more complete it is the better are your chances for your next booking!
2. Gig Search
Then go find your next gig! When using the gig search, you can use the filters to find the gigs that are right for you. The most important filters are Location, Timeframe and Genres. gigmit offers for example a wide range of genres and therefore some gigs might not fit your music. So using gig search filters gives you the right gigs for your performance! We introduced a feature to save filter sets applied in the gig search. You now be able to check for matching gigs by saving your favourite searches and applying them again later on.
How to do:
- click on “Gigs“
- click on “Filter” top right and modify your search
- click on the floppy disk symbol at the top to save your search
- type a title
Now you just need to apply! If you do not find enough matching live opportunities, please use the gigmit FESTIVAL & VENUE DATABASE to contact thousands of promoters proactively and directly. This is how can I get a gig via gigmit.
PRO TIP: Stay up to date by checking your new gig opportunities, emails and messages at least once a week!