GIGWELL LAUNCHES ARTIST ESSENTIALS
Jeremie Habib, CEO of Gigwell, explains how the new Artist Essentials platform is removing the barriers to booking live events
Gigwell, the industry leader in live-event booking software, is celebrating a remarkable ten years and nearly $3 billion in global bookings with the launch of new booking software just for artists. We sat down with Jeremie Habib, CEO of Gigwell, to learn about how their Artist Essentials platform is removing the barriers to booking live events.
Congrats on ten years. What made you think of creating software for artists?
Jeremie: Our team was reflecting on the past decade of live events, specifically the resilient spirit of artists who made it through the tumultuous pandemic years by whatever means possible—live streaming, building online communities, and even using VR to perform to virtual audiences. There are ongoing barriers and gatekeepers making it hard for independent artists to navigate the world of live events, and we wanted to rework our technology that powers booking agencies to create an artist toolbox. So to mark ten years, we’re launching the "Artist Essentials Package"—a game-changing solution designed specifically for independent artists who are charting their own course in the music industry.
There are ongoing barriers and gatekeepers making it hard for independent artists to navigate the world of live events, and we wanted to rework our technology that powers booking agencies to create an artist toolbox.
Tell us about the Artist Essentials tools.
Jeremie: This isn't just a booking toolbox; it's a one-stop solution to empower non-represented touring artists with the means to confidently navigate the live events booking industry.
1. Cloud-based EPK (Electronic Press Kit)
Imagine having an interactive, digital EPK that brings together all the essential content talent buyers want to see. Gigwell's Artist Essentials includes a cloud-based EPK integrated with an embedded artist request form. This means you can showcase your talent and start receiving requests from potential gigs immediately.
2. Tour IQ International Venue Database
Say goodbye to traditional gatekeeping and hello to a world of opportunities. With this feature, you can research thousands of venues based on capacity, genre booked, and proximity to any location. It's all about empowering artists to discover, connect, and foster relationships with talent buyers directly.
3. End-to-End Booking Dashboard
The Artist Essentials Package offers a streamlined and simplified booking platform that equips artists with everything they need to kickstart their touring careers. From organized contacts and an integrated gig calendar to templates for contracts, tech riders, and invoices, it's all there. Plus, it's fully integrated with e-sign and automated payments so your admin is running in the background.
How is Artist Essentials different from your agency booking software?
Jeremie: The strength of Artist Essentials is that it’s built from the same software that powers booking agencies around the globe, so artists can step into a professional workflow trusted by the industry. We condensed a decade's worth of booking technology, which was once exclusive to over 600 agencies, into a simplified package now accessible for independent touring artists.
Who is Artist Essentials for?
Jeremie: Artist Essentials is for any independent artist who is serious about booking more gigs or managing their existing booking workflow. There are many reasons why established artists opt for self-booking, and some beginner artists aren’t quite ready for a booking agent. Artist Essentials is valuable in helping new artists launch their career or getting established artists to the next level.
Learn more about Artist Essentials at gigwell.com.