I see more of these sites popping up asking musicians to sign up and promise to help you build a stellar profile to get fantastic gigs. I have personally tried one called GigSalad and even though I did receive leads from people wanting musicians I haven't been able to close the deal and haven't gotten a paying gig as of yet. I'm currently down about $145 for their annual membership fee.
The site below is considered one of the better one. They seem to be like an online manager that initially you are required to pay a fee upfront when you apply to be considered for the gig. These are bigger outdoor venues, festival style gigs that look promising. It might be worth it to give it a shot. I personally have mixed feeling about them because I haven't had any success with GigSalad. However, this site has me on the fence. Let me know what you think?
I've created a search below for gigs within 100 of Philadelphia.
After speaking my mind through e-mail to another site called gigmasters, I received this the below e-mail as a response. You will have to ultimately do the research but they provide some links to check out. If your going to use them please be cautious.
On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 11:03 AM, GigMasters Sales wrote:
Thanks for your email. I definitely understand your concerns and of course there's always risk involved when joining booking sites with a similar model. The good news is we have been booking event entertainment successfully for 20 years and are very transparent with how often we are booking our entertainers. You can see for yourself if you do a quick search for similar acts you can see how often they are getting booked through GigMasters and when their last booking was:
You can view our membership options here: https://www.gigmasters.com/signup
All our memberships come with a 30 day money back guarantee. We are confident we can get you booked but if you're unhappy within the first month we will give you a full refund. We are not a booking agent, we are an event marketplace where we connect you with clients looking to book, but you need to put effort into making your profile look great and make sure you're responding to leads in a timely fashion and following up with clients.
Please let me know if you have any questions about how we work. I can provide you with stats for your area if you're interested.
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