Planning a summertime bash or amazing office party? You'll need entertainment for that party - and I'm not talking about your cousin the DJ. If only amazing artists were easily accessible and affordable, right? Well, a new startup based in San Francisco is trying to make both of those things happen. The start is called Gigit, and it is, essentially, an app that will help you book excellent musicians for your next event.
Gigit helps artists by letting them play in small venues while expanding their crowd base. On the user side, you get a legitimate act for a lesser fee. If you're thinking that Gigit will only hook you up with lesser-known artists, you're mistaken. So far, Gigit already has rap icons 'Bone Thugs-N-Harmony' on its roster. Ready to sign up? Here's how Gigit works.
Using Gigit - and Getting Great Acts
In order to make some money, Gigit founders receive 20% of each booked gig, but prices are low from the start. You get a great band booked without a hassle. Right now, Gigit is a really new startup, so bands are limited to the San Francisco area. However, Gigit has received a really decent round of funding ($360,000), and app founders are ready to roll.
Gigit is available right now through the startups web app. You can view profiles of more than fifty bands, book gigs, and see what's available where you live (mostly nothing in other parts of the US right now). If you're an agent or a booker, you can use Gigit to make money (the site promises that you'll work it all out). If you just want to book an awesome band for your next event, you can do that on Gigit too. The whole thing takes just a few minutes to set up, and it's fun to look through various band profiles. But, will Gigit be able to hook more big music fish?
The Need For Big Names
Since Gigit promises more than local bands, this startup has a lot to live up to. So far, the snagging of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is a big step, but that's just one big name, and users will be looking for a lot more big names. Gigit founders have to work overtime to book more big names, or this startup simply won't take off - after all, how hard is it to book a local band for an event?
If you happen to be an artists, check out with Gigit has to offer. You'll find that this startup works to make your life a lot easier, and nicer, by booking small and intimate gigs. So far, artists are loving these smaller venues, and party planners are loving the lower prices and simpler booking process. Will this startup really take off?
I'd like to think so, but it might be tough to get really big acts to play small private parties. We'll have to wait and see what Gigit manages to do with this app. For now, though, if you live in the San Francisco area, you will have to check out this app - now live.