Below you'll find a list of questions that come up when musicians start using GigMaven. If you can't your question here, you can email us.
No, GigMaven is 100% free!
Yep. Later, once you're signed in, you'll see a "Settings" tab on the top-right of the screen. Click it and you can change your information.
We recommend that you do but you don't have to. We use your social networks to show and increase your popularity, and to help venues make more accurate booking decisions. GigMaven uses analytics powered by Next Big Sound to give venues a general measure of an artist's fanbase. By providing us with your Facebook artist page, you can show your Facebook fans on your GigMaven profile, and you can get more Facebook fans through your GigMaven profile. By syncing with MySpace from the get-go, you take away some of the work of filling out your profile. By syncing your Twitter, you'll automatically promote your GigMaven profile to you Twitter followers. You'll also encourage social media interaction from friends, venues, and even the GigMaven staff. If you honestly want to avoid all these benefits, just click "I'll do this later."
This is the unique web address that we give you.You can give out this URL to people so they can check out your profile. Most people just use their band name.
We ask for your zip code so we can recommend venues to you by location, and send you location-specific opportunities. These opportunities include offers to participate in GigMaven showcases and giveaways (gear, music conference passes etc.).
More bands on GigMaven helps us get more venues, which in turn gives you more opportunities to book gigs online. We built GigMaven to help artists like yourself, so spread the word!
You're almost there! You need to have a complete profile before you can apply to venues. We do this because we want you to have the best opportunity to book a gig and having a complete profile helps the venue make a more accurate booking decision. These are the steps you should take:
You can change your band name, location and GigMaven URL under the "Profile" tab in "Settings."
You can change your password under the "Password" tab in "Settings."
You can change your email address under the "Email" tab in "Settings."
First, make sure you're logged in. When you're logged in, click on the "Home" tab and you'll see a section called "Find Venues." By default, we display the venues nearest to you. You can also search for venues by location, name, and genre. To search, you must include a search radius and a zip code or town. You can then refine your search by including a venue name, or a genre. When you find a venue, click on it to view its profile. Here you can find all basic information that you need to know. You can find out when a venue is open, where it is located, and what genres it features. You can then find more detailed information, including an "about" section, photos and videos of past gigs. Here you also see the venue's backline, its lighting, and the details of its sound system.
First, find a venue. Make sure you have a complete profile. When you find a venue to which you'd like to apply, click the large orange button marked "apply to this venue." This will take you to a new window where you can add a range of available dates, an estimated audience draw, and a note to the venue's talent buyer. Click "Apply Now," and the venue will immediately receive your application.
When a venue offers you a gig you will be immediately notified via email to login to GigMaven to view the offer. In addition, a notification will appear in both your "Activity Stream" and in the "Your Gigs" section of GigMaven.
First, login to GigMaven. After you're logged in, either click "View" within the activity stream on the home page, or click on the date in red on your calendar, and then click "View." While viewing a gig offer, you can write a note to the venue, and you can either accept the gig, or decline the gig.
To accept a gig, simply click "view" in your activity stream or on your "gigs" calendar, and click the orange "accept" button.
To decline a gig, simply click "view" in your activity stream, and click "decline." If a date conflict is the reason why you can't perform on this date, it's important that you check the box marked "date conflict." Then, the venue will know that you're still interested, and may possibly offer you another date.
It's a very good idea to give the venue a reason why you're declining their offer. You can write a note to the venue until the gig date has passed.
To change an account that you've synced with GigMaven, you must first unsync the account from Facebook, Myspace or Twitter (instructions below for each platform). Then, return to your GigMaven settings and add the correct account by clicking "sync."
Myspace: Log into Myspace, click on "My Account" and click on the "Sync" link. Then, find GigMaven in the "Services You Have Linked to Your MyspaceID" section and click "Unlink."
Facebook: Log into Facebook, click on "Account" and click on the "Application settings." Then, find GigMaven in the "Applications on Facebook" and click the “X."
Twitter: Log into Twitter, click on "Settings" and click on the "Connections." Then, find GigMaven in the list and click “Revoke Access.”