helping musicians and live music venues to book gigs online.

GigMaven streamlines the booking process for musicians and venues. We realize that booking gigs is a time-consuming and often frustrating process, whether done in person, over the phone or via email. So we've created something that will allow both musicians and venues to fulfill all their booking and scheduling needs online. It's easy to use. And it'll save you time and money.

GigMaven launched in 2008 in conjunction with GigFest '08, GigMaven's 1st annual charity music festival. GigFest '08 featured twenty six up-and-coming artists at six venues on the Lower East Side of New York City. All proceeds from the festival benefitted VH1 Save the Music, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and Global Music Project.

GigMaven is privately funded and based in the East Village of New York City.

[gig]: a musician's engagement
[mey-vuhn]: expert, one who is knowledgeable

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Howard's past life as an investment banker is ancient history, much like investment banks themselves. Although he no longer wears suits, he's still addicted to Microsoft Excel and nicely-pressed shirts.

Howard graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to GigMaven, Howard was at UBS Investment Bank in the Tech, Media and Telecoms group, primarily focusing on M&A advisory for media conglomerates and the major music labels such as Warner Music Group and EMI.

Engineering, Product

Roberto is a deceivingly good cook, which comes in handy when the rest of the team is tired of eating cup noodles with Red Bull. Or cup noodles in Red Bull.

Roberto graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Philosophy, focusing on Mathematical Logic. Before working at GigMaven, Roberto founded Aidgle, a Google-powered search engine whose revenue went toward disaster relief.

Artist & Venue Relations

Jonathan is an Associate Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School. Prior to that, he was General Counsel to and the Executive Director of the Global IP Alliance, the international consortium of IP-based communications providers. Previously, Askin has served as the President and General Counsel to the Association for Local Telecommunications Services and as a senior attorney in the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau.

Keith is Founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a consulting firm specializing in developing strategic relationships. He is also the author of the best-selling book \">\"Never Eat Alone\" and is a frequent contributor to CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Inc, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and Reader's Digest. Ferrazzi previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Starwood Hotels and Deloitte Consulting.

David is a 24-year veteran of the music industry, a former Vice President of A&R at Warner Music as well as head of The Birdman Recording Group. In addition to having signed groups like The Flaming Lips, Mudhoney, The Warlocks, Nick Cave, The Gris Gris and the Texas Tornados, Katznelson recently founded a consulting firm that works with technology companies in the entertainment industry

Andrew Rasiej is the founder of Personal Democracy Forum, an annual conference and website covering the intersection of politics and technology; as well as techPresident, a group blog that covers how the 2008 presidential candidates are using the web, and how content generated by voters is affecting the campaign. He is also the founder of MOUSE (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education), a non-profit organization that provides volunteer manpower and technical support to New York City public schools.

Prior to a life in politics and education, Mr. Rasiej founded several music related enterprises including Irving Plaza, a world famous live music venue in New York, The Digital Club Network, the first streaming live music channel on the Internet, Plug-In, the first and largest digital music conference. While operating Irving Plaza he also founded the New York Night Life Association to promote the hundreds of clubs and live music venues in New York as an integral part of its cultural scene.

D.A. Wallach is one-half of Chester French, a critically-acclaimed pop duo that is releasing its debut album this year on Star Trak/Interscope Records. Over the past five years, D.A. has overseen the group\'s rise from a dorm basement to MTV and the pages of SPIN, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and countless other publications. An avid user of new technologies, D.A. was one of the first artists to employ Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter in the promotion of music. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was the top graduating student in African-American Studies, and currently resides in his home town, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Richard used to be a starving musician as the singer of an alternative rock band. For some reason, he decided to go to law school.

Richard graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Politics, and is a student at the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to GigMaven, Richard was the lead singer for alternative rock band Audiologues while working as a merchandiser at Abercrombie & Fitch. Richard previously also held positions at EMI Music and 21st Century Artists, an artist management company.

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mission statement

GigMaven is dedicated to making the booking process easier and more efficient for everyone involved. Our goal is to save you time and money so that you can focus your energies elsewhere. If you would like to offer any suggestions about how we can make this a better experience for you, please let us know by emailing or by leaving a comment in our feedback tab.