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Sep 08, 2020

4 INES#festivals took place in September

4 INES#festivals were held in September: Live at Heart (SE), What's Next in Music? (LT), Waves Festival (AT) and Kontakt (SR).

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Sep 04, 2020

Press Release: YAMAHA supports 4 INES#festivals

YAMAHA supports 4 INES#festivals in the pandemic-caused crisis: Waves Festival (AT), Budapest Showcase Hub (HU), Linecheck (IT) and Monkey Week (ES).

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Sep 02, 2020

INES#talent GROWTH CHARTS – September 2020

Which artists made it to the INES#talent GROWTH CHARTS in September 2020? At the top of the ranking and for the second month in a row, discover Zalagasper!

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Aug 12, 2020

INES#talent GROWTH CHARTS August 2020

Discover the 25 European artists who made it to the INES#talent Growth Charts in August 2020. At the top of the ranking Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl from Slovenia!

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Jul 10, 2020

FAQs About the INES#pro Programme

INES#pro supports music professionals to attend showcase festivals and conferences all over Europe. How does it work? Find out in our INES#pro FAQs!

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Jul 03, 2020

INES#talent GROWTH CHARTS July 2020

Who is Europe's most trending talent in July? The INES#talent GROWTH CHARTS present the top 25 live acts from the pool of INES#talents.

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Jun 08, 2020

Open Call: Over 70 Talents Wanted for INES#talent 2021

Artists can now apply to join the INES#talent pool in 2021 and increase their chances to play at 20 of the finest European showcases!

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Jun 05, 2020

FAQs: INES#talent Programme

INES#talent helps artists to build their international careers. Find out everything you need to know about the programme in our INES#talent FAQs!

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Jun 03, 2020

8 INES Conference Panel Videos at MENT Festival 2020

It's time to educate yourself on the music business! Choose among 8 conference panel videos recorded at MENT Ljubljana 2020 to learn more about the industry.

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May 07, 2020

Together With INES We Celebrate Europe Day 2020

European cooperation means a lot of benefits for the music industry. This is another reason why INES praises European values on Europe Day.

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Apr 07, 2020

Q&A: Mastering the Music Business vs. Coronavirus

Mastering the Music Business founder Anca Lupes on the INES#festival planned for March in Bucharest being cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

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Apr 02, 2020

INES#festival Launches Live Stream Platform “Guest House”

Liverpool Sound City's live stream platform Guest House allows artists to create new ways of earning money in this tough time and into the future.

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Mar 26, 2020

Happiness Is Contagious! – gigmit presents: “International Day of Happiness”

The Community shared songs with positive vibes. gigmit presents: "International Day of Happiness". Listen up and boost your immune system!

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Feb 25, 2020

INES#talent Growth Charts powered by gigmit FAN INSIGHTS

Who's really trending right now? These gigmit Growth Charts present the top 25 live acts from the pool of INES#talents powered by gigmit FAN INSIGHTS.

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Jan 23, 2020

A Shitty Business If You Wanna Make Money?

It's a lot of work. It takes a long time. And you have to be prepared to hustle. But always take care of yourself as well.

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Nov 13, 2018

You Want To Get Gigs? – Be Business!

Do you want to get gigs? Then fire up those negotiating skills and be a businessman, because the live music business is hard.

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Sep 18, 2020

gigmit FAQ: What Is gigmit PRO & What Are the Costs?

gigmit PRO is a paid premium offer to professionalise your live booking. Every artist can test it for one month with no costs.

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Sep 17, 2020
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Sennheiser Pro Talk: Learning From Professionals

The award-winning Sennheiser Pro Talk video series shares expert knowledge of the music industry – where there is no classic right and wrong.

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Sep 11, 2020

Internationally Touring Artists – What You Need to Know

Visas, customs, taxes and insurance – the most important regulations and programmes for internationally touring artists.

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Sep 10, 2020

SONY MUSIC Now Listens To These 15 gigmit PRO Artists

We regularly present promising gigmit PRO artists from all over the world to our major label partner SONY MUSIC.

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Sep 03, 2020
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ForTunes Interview: How the App Helps Your Artist Career

Keep Track of your social media buzz and playlist mentions with one tool and get a gigmit exclusive discount on your monthly subscription.

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Aug 26, 2020

The gigmit Live Booking Guide: How to Get Gigs Part 1

What is the art of booking? We wrote it down for all gigmit PRO users in a comprehensive live booking guide. This is the first part.

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Aug 19, 2020

gigmit FAQ: How To Change & Update Your Artist Page

Your Artist Page, the gigmit EPK, is your digital business card to get gigs. This is about how to update it.

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Aug 13, 2020
Guest Post by Matilda Nettervik

The Live Industry – A Victim of COVID-19

What happened to the live industry during the COVID-19 pandemic? What can we do as artists and consumers? Did we learn anything? And finally: is there hope?

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Aug 13, 2020

4 Safety Tips for Concerts In Times of Corona

Organising concerts in times of Corona is a challenge. Here you can find 4 safety tips for concerts which you should keep in mind when planning an event.

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Jul 28, 2020
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Jul 22, 2020

5 Ways How To Setup A Social Distancing Gig

Social Distancing and concerts are not incompatible anymore. Here are a few ideas on where to perform while keeping your audience safe. 

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Jul 10, 2020

International Music Export Offices

Music export initiatives exist around the world and support export activities of the local music industry. Here's a list of international music export offices!

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Jul 10, 2020
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NOT HOME ALONE With SHOW4ME Music Interaction Network

Turn your live streams into profit with Show4me music interaction network – an artist platform to sustain your music business with digital tools.

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Jun 30, 2020
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Pro Talk: Lessons Learned From Backstreet Boys Live Sound

For 7 years James McCullagh has been touring with the Backstreet Boys as a FOH engineer. A story on the optimal live sound and his view on business.

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Jun 29, 2020

Let’s Get INDOOR INSPIRED At gigmit’s First Online Festival

From 25-26 June 2020 gigmit went INDOOR INSPIRED together with Dringeblieben and over 10 up and coming international artists for this online music festival!

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Jun 03, 2020

Make Live Music Streaming Work for You

With live music an impossibility, artists are increasingly turning to technology. This guide teaches you all you need to know about live music streaming.

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May 20, 2020

7 Tips On How To Promote Your Event Via Facebook

Thanks to social media it's possible to do your promotion by your own. Find out how to promote your event effectively via Facebook on a low budget.

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May 19, 2020

Shortlisted: Europe’s Music Export Offices

Music export offices help artists, managers and promoters to find support for their export activities. This is a list of these initiatives in Europe.

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May 14, 2020

How Are Artists During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

User feedback: From "a real disaster" to "more love when all of this is over" – gigmit artists talk about their personal situation during the corona crisis.

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May 13, 2020
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Can we from now on make recordings with our mobiles? soothe2 by Helsinki-based plug-in company oeksound saves time and effort in audio work.

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May 05, 2020

Q&A: Monkey Week vs. Coronavirus

Tali Carreto, co-director of the Spanish Festival Monkey Week, talks about dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and potential alternative festival versions.

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Apr 30, 2020

Q&A: PIN Music Conference & Showcase vs. Coronavirus

How to organise a festival in times of coronavirus? Q&A with Gorjana Jordanovska, Festival Coordinator at PIN Music Conference & Showcase.

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Apr 30, 2020

Q&A: Liverpool Sound City vs. Coronavirus

Luke Burrowes, Production Assistant and Artist Liaison at Sound City talks about the corona crisis and artist applications for Guest House.

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Apr 30, 2020

Q&A: Live at Heart vs. Coronavirus

Live at Heart co-founder Peter Åstedt on the impact of the Coronavirus and how artists can use the opportunities that come with this crisis.

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Apr 30, 2020

Product News: gigmit FESTIVAL & VENUE DATABASE

With the gigmit FESTIVAL & VENUE DATABASE artists can find and contact the right venues to get more gigs and to optimize their tour booking.

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Apr 29, 2020

Q&A: FOCUS Wales vs. Coronavirus

Programme Manager Sarah Jones on having to postpone the FOCUS Wales 2020 and the live stream saturation due to the Coronavirus.

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Apr 21, 2020
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Apr 16, 2020

Brain Food: Sonic Visions 2019 Conference Panel Videos

Use your time to learn more about the music business: check out 11 conference panel videos on various topics recorded at Sonic Visions 2019.

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Apr 13, 2020

7 DIY Platforms To Live Stream Your Music

During the Coronavirus shutdown, we feel how important social media is. But before you start your live stream: find the right platform for your music.

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Apr 09, 2020

Open Letter: Music Must Be Recognised As A Priority Sector

Also, gigmit's INES supports the open letter to call for EU and national investment to address the current crisis and promote diversity.

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Apr 07, 2020

Q&A: MENT Festival vs. Coronavirus

Artistic director Andraž Kajzer on how MENT festival is adjusting to the current situation vs. Coronavirus and some useful advice for artists.

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Apr 06, 2020

CORONA CRISIS: WHICH FESTIVALS WILL TAKE PLACE?

The Corona crisis is forcing Europe to ban events. Which festivals from the gigmit network will be cancelled, postponed or take place?

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Apr 03, 2020
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Ask An Expert: The Difference Between PA & Monitor

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Mar 31, 2020

20 Music Live Streams for Quarantine Times

Today, social distancing does not mean to give up live music. Live streams for quarantine bring music to people's homes.

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Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 Shutdown: Important Info & Links for Music Makers

Link collection on the corona crisis in live music: What artists and promoters need to know and why gigmit is a great opportunity now.

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Mar 10, 2020

Corona & Live Music: m4music 2.0 Defies the Virus

Simply washing your hands will not help the cultural sector. The Swiss live music festival m4music defies the corona virus with digital means.

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Mar 08, 2020

The Live Music Industry: On the Way to Gender Equality?

Everything ok in the cultural sector? What's the real situation with gender equality in live music? We did some research. Even on ourselves!

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Feb 27, 2020

Why the New gigmit FAN INSIGHTS Is A Real Game-Changer

The new gigmit FAN INSIGHTS make live act’s current fan and streaming data visible at a glance – with local reference and trend display.

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Feb 25, 2020
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This Fingerstyle YouTuber Got His Own Signature Guitar

"All you need is talent and internet access." Peter Gergely on the fingerstyle genre, Baton Rouge's own signature guitar and being discovered.

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Feb 17, 2020

Discover the Digital Age of Booking

This is the new gigmit blog: Your guide to booking in the digital age. With good news and trends, competitions and tips for live music creators.

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Feb 05, 2020

3 Reasons You Should Promote Your Music On TikTok

This video portal is one of the most successful apps these days. If you start to promote your music on TikTok you got the best chances to reach millennials.

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Jan 13, 2020

What Makes the Door Split A Good Deal?

Common gig payments include fixed fees, donations, and the good-old "door split". But how do these work exactly and what other kinds of payment exist?

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Jan 04, 2020
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“Do Event Communication Yourself”: Having A Beer With An Event App Inventor

Communication is one of your event's success factors. LineUpr is an app for promoters to do your event communication yourself. We talked to its founder Eric.

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Dec 20, 2019

New Acts In Festival Line-Ups Needed!

Festivals have to rely on new artists. The industry is facing a crisis because of always the same headliners and overpriced tickets.

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Dec 14, 2019

How To Land A Sync Deal In 9 Steps

Simon Pursehouse, from Sentric Music, tells how to make your music be played in a radio or TV commercial and land a sync deal in 9 steps.

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Nov 25, 2019

4 Tips On How To Act On Showcase Festivals

Picture this: You are an up and coming band looking for your big break. You’ve played some local gigs with considerable success, but you really want to break...

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Nov 15, 2019

5 Things That Belong In Every Artist Contract

Besides the essentials, such as date and time, place, and financial framework, an artist contract should also cover any worst-case scenarios.

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Nov 13, 2019
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9 Useful Tools for Songwriters

Songwriting can be quite a laborious and time-consuming process. Here are our 9 tools and tricks on how to concentrate on the essentials: better songwriting.

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Nov 10, 2019

How FOCUS Wales Festival Books New Music

FOCUS Wales co-founder Andy Jones on his showcase’s booking process, the benefits of the INES programme and what you need to make a difference.

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Oct 24, 2019

What Makes Your gigmit Artist Page Perfect?

Nobody knows better about your live project than you do. What convinces promoters and A&Rs? Tips and background know-how on profile optimization and how you ...

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Oct 10, 2019

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Jul 16, 2019

JEFFREY SÖDERBLOM And the SongsCon 2019

This is the story of the unknown singer/songwriter JEFFREY SÖDERBLOM, who unexpectedly won the European Songwriting Awards 2019 by applying via gigmit.

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Jul 15, 2019

Digital Distribution Included

Streaming is the first step in getting booked. Free and unlimited releases on Spotify & Co with full revenues. Made possible by new gigmit partner Ditto Music.

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Jul 01, 2019

3 Reasons Why It Is Worth Playing Showcase Festivals

Showcase festivals are time and money investment to get your music career to the next level. Find out why it is still worth playing showcase festivals.

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Jun 26, 2019

The Importance of Building Up Your Fanbase On Social Media

You want more fans? More success? Social media is key to successfully increasing your fanbase. These tips will help you to increase your outreach.

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Apr 15, 2019

#showmeyourdigitals: Your New gigmit

Your new gigmit Artist Page looks better now, is easier to use and mobile-optimized. And it can also do many new things for you.

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Mar 17, 2019

5 Things You Should Know About Streaming In 2019

Peter Åstedt (Live At Heart, SE) shared further important knowledge on what you should know about streaming in 2019 at the INES#conference.

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Feb 20, 2019

What Makes A Good Band Photo?

Maximise your chances to get featured in magazines and newspapers and get noticed by promoters: discover what makes a good band photo.

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Feb 18, 2019

Let’s Discuss: Fees! How Much Is Live Music Actually Worth?

Musicians often complain about small fees in the music industry. Why there is such a gap between expectations and reality? 5 questions for self-evaluation.

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Jan 20, 2019

LASER – gigmit Wins EU Grant – Fan Data for Better Booking

We got a grant from the EU for data research. Our new project LASER aims to collect all artist and promoter relevant data and develop a matchmaking algorithm.

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Mar 05, 2018

The 101 About Tech & Catering Rider

Why do you need it and what does it look like? How to set up tech and catering riders to get the sound and the service you deserve? Check out this 101.

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Aug 11, 2017

8 Tips If You Want To Get Booked for Festivals

To get booked for festivals: Do research! Keep it short! Start small! Prove yourself! Be online present! Imagine costs! Network till you drop! Be Quick!

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