The Courier-Mail

GiggedIn to stream live con­certs

- JACINDA TUTTY

MU­SIC lovers will soon be able to sign up for a “Net­flix for con­certs”, al­low­ing them un­lim­ited ac­cess to live events and venues.

GiggedIn is about to branch into a sub­scrip­tion ser­vice where users can pay a flat $25 fee to see a range of live mu­sic events around Aus­tralia.

Orig­i­nally mod­elled as a crowd-fund­ing plat­form for bands to launch mu­sic events, the or­gan­i­sa­tion is ex­pand­ing its busi­ness to sup­port a gen­er­a­tion of tech-savvy mu­si­cians.

“It’s a great way to mo­ti­vate more peo­ple to at­tend more events which means artists play to fuller rooms, pro­mot­ers make more money and venues get to sell more beer,” founder CEO Ed­win Onggo said.

“Also not to men­tion fans get to share more amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with friends and dis­cover their new favourite act. Ev­ery­one wins.”

GiggedIn re­cently closed a $500,000 fund­ing round to help the com­pany pre­pare for global growth and amp up their pres­ence through­out Aus­tralia with the new sub­scrip­tion ser­vice GiggedIn In­fi­nite.

It’s helped to give up-and­com­ing artists a chance to gain max­i­mum ex­po­sure work­ing with mu­sic fes­ti­vals like Groovin the Moo and artists such as Thugs-N-Har­mony and Hay­den James.

Band Val­halla Lights (pic- tured) signed up for the ser­vice to get a chance to play with artists they wanted to work with. The pro­moter put out a call on GiggedIn for a sup­port slot and the band put the call out on so­cial media for fans to vote for them to get the gig.

As a new band, they said it gave them a shot at the big time and ex­posed them to new fans.

Mr Onggo said the new In­fi­nite ser­vice will help bands even more, mo­ti­vat­ing peo­ple to get out of the house and dis­cover new artists.

“It’s rare for peo­ple to book a ticket to see an event with an act they might not have heard of but if they can do for ‘free’ since they are a mem­ber they would,” he said.

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