Optimise Your Promoter Profile
What should your promoter profile look like? To get the most out of it, you start with your profile that is linked with every gig you create. The more complete your promoter profile is the better. An informative profile helps artists when evaluating whether they should apply or not. This helps improve the quality and relevancy of applications received.
A complete promoter profile should include
- either the official logo or a picture that conveys the atmosphere at your venue/festival
- a brief but telling description of your venue/festival and also states what kind of artists would usually perform with you
- media links such as live performances, interviews, or anything else that helps tell the story of your venue or festival
- social media links
Update your Promoter Page by logging in, clicking on “Promoter Page” at the top, and then “Edit Promoter Page”.
The Right Set-Up
What should you consider when creating and posting gigs? The great thing about gigmit is that it helps you limit eligibility to apply to the kind of artists you are really looking for. You just have to make sure that you give all the details and information you have at hand. Setting everything up right in the first place will help you reduce effort further down the line when deciding which artists you would like to book.
The Appealing Image
What role do photos play in a gig offer? Nothing says more than a good picture. An eye-catching cover image helps attract bigger and more professional artists. What is more, our marketing team often shares news and your calls within our community. A quality picture can help a lot and also serves as a free promo for you as the promoter! The ideal picture for a gig has the format 940 pxl x 626 pxl!
Gig Image Examples
There are a few reasons why this image is weak.
- Dark and unclear image: It’s difficult to see what’s going on in the image and it doesn’t involve any colours to capture an artist’s attention.
- Generic visual: The visual is very basic and doesn’t explain or indicate anything about the actual gig.
- No clear subject: People will always react better to visuals with a clear subject (like a person, a face, a stage etc)
As you can see with this image, it ticks some of the boxes that the other image does not.
- This image reveals some information about the gig: From the stage and the large crowd, it’s fairly easy to infer that this is likely a festival.
- Use of some colours: Even though the image is still quite dark, there is at least some variety of colours which will help catch an artist’s attention.
- The image depicts a nice view of a stage and involves the silhouettes of people in the audience. It could be more focused with perhaps fewer subjects, but it is by no means a bad image and would be acceptable for a gig.
Finally, we have an example of what we would consider a good, high quality gig image. Here’s why it’s a good image.
- Bright colours: The image contrasts bright yellow on a dark background. This makes the text really stand out and catch the attention of an artist.
- Clear subject: The image clearly focuses on one woman with a microphone. This means that the image isn’t too crowded and provides a n easy subject to focus on.
- Clear information: By including text like this on a gig image, it makes it much easier for the artist to quickly learn what the opportunity is. In the example above, the artist will immediately be able to tell that this gig will be taking place in Iceland. They will also be able to infer from the dates that this opportunity is most likely a festival.
Utilize the gigmit Concert Calendar
Sometimes finding an agreement on the day and time a gig should take place can be a real struggle. Luckily, gigmit came up with a great solution for you! We launched the Concert Calendar to facilitate the booking process for artists and promoters.
Through the Concert Calendar, artists can schedule their availability for future events. This makes organising a show much more efficient. As a promoter, this feature means that you won’t need to keep contacting artists to find out if they are available on a specific date. Instead, you can simply check out their Concert Calendar and see for yourself.
We simplify the booking process to help promoters and artist save time and avoid irrelevant questions.
Artists can also grant access to their calendar to all band members and coordinate their schedules.
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