Music platform GigPig booking 1000 shows a week
Manchester-based tech business GigPig has has hit a milestone of 1000 bookings a week from venues in recent weeks.
The platform gives artists free access to find, play and get paid for gigs and claims to give venues a streamlined way to book and manage in-house entertainment.
The Manchester-headquartered business, which launched its BETA platform in June 2022, has in the last six months, more than 11,500 gigs have been staged via GigPig; the latest uplift in bookings is a result of the platform onboarding hospitality venues and growing the artist talent pool organically growing 10% month on month.
In total, GigPig has now been the catalyst to staging 18,000 live music gigs in pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs across the UK since last year. GigPig now has in excess of 5,000 artists on the platform and works with more than 600 venues nationwide.
Kit Muir-Rogers, co-founder of GigPig, said: “The number of venues and artists on our platform is growing rapidly, showing a real appetite for live music in grassroots venues. It’s great to see that both sides of the market are really making the most of the opportunities that come with our seamless, affordable way to book gigs.
“Increased gigs results in enhanced takings for venues and this, coupled with a saving on operational costs, means that GigPig has the ability to make a difference for the hospitality sector. We are championing artists all the way, giving them an outlet to open up doors to new venues and more bookings – in turn helping them to make a reliable income gigging. We can’t wait to see what the next few months hold as momentum continues to build.”
However, marketing director Anna Gledson has left the business to start her own agency. She said: “After a year or so working as the Chief Marketing Officer in the exciting world of a tech start up, I made the decision earlier in the summer to take the leap and go it alone.”
GigPig works with independent venues, as well as national chains including Albert Schloss, Arc Inspirations, TGI Fridays, NQ64, Boom Battle Bars, Adventure Bar Group, East Coast Concepts and Stack.