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Local startup Gigger launches new booking platform

19 Jan

Perth’s latest startup has launched its online gig booking platform, Gigger helping bands to find gigs, promoters to organise shows, and venues to host live music. It launches with nearly 200 established Perth bands.

CEO & Founder Anthony Manning-Franklin gives the following example of how it can help promoters and bands: “Typically, bands have to reach out to their network to find out who is booking shows in their city, meanwhile promoters have no central database of available bands. It might take them hours to hunt around on Facebook, digging up links to Bandcamp or Soundcloud, trying to find out what the band sounds like. With Gigger this process goes from taking a few hours to taking a few seconds. Just choose a date and Gigger brings together data from Facebook, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp so promoters can listen to every available band on a single page. Booking them is then just a button click away.”

Gigger was formed in mid 2015 by Anthony Manning-Franklin & Kristy Davis, and soon joined by Laith Tierney. Anthony previously ran direct-to-fan music distribution platform Farugi, ran recording studio Midas Touch Studios for 6 years, and played in several bands. Laith is booking manager at several Perth venues, booked hundreds of shows as a promoter, managed five bands, and sings in three bands himself.

Gigger’s API will enable third parties such as Gig Guides and Events Apps to access Gigger’s database, creating an ecosystem of services surrounding live music.

 

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