This is by no means an authoritative list of online booking tools. In fact, it may be missing a few players in the field. Duncan Freeman, the founder of Band Metrics and Indie Music Tech, published this list over the weekend. It’s a great overview of the many sites available though. I’m left to assume that there’s a demand for these tools and that some artists are finding them useful. Otherwise, a new tool wouldn’t be created every other day.
10 Resources That May Help Artists Book More Gigs:
- GigMasters (booking platform for artists and talent buyers)
- GigMaven (free and easy-to-use booking website for musicians; currently available in NY, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Austin, Phoenix and Ohio)
- Gigwish (influence venues, promoters and booking agents by enabling an artist's fans and their local music scene to vote for them)
- G2.fm (an online booking community where bands and musicians connect with venues by sharing their music)
- Live Music Machine (get booked anywhere for any type of live music event, as well as getting booked directly from MySpace)
- MusiGigs (a private beta service that helps artists get booked by connecting venues directly to bands)
- OnlineGigs (booking and promotional tool, and one of the largest detailed venue databases)
- ReverbNation's Gig Finder (search over 100,000 venues and clubs, and locate those that have booked similar Artists)
- Sonicbids (the largest and most successful online booking service for musicians, bands, managers, promoters, etc., as well as corporations and organizations looking to book artists)
- SplitGigs (a new social web-app that helps emerging artists find other artists to exchange and share gigs with)
Do these tools work? What problems do they create? And, for all you shameless self-pluggers, which tools are missing from Freeman's list?