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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