Music schools graduate 25,000 talented musicians each year, but less than 1% will get full-time jobs as musicians. The rest of us work to land gigs one by one, a difficult process because event planners often pass up the opportunity to book fresh music school graduates because so many are unprofessional and unaware of true gigging expectations. Gigsicians teaches young musicians how to gig properly, then gives them access to find real performance opportunities.
Gigsicians is first an online school, in which music majors learn how to better present and promote themselves. Through online modules, students learn what it means to be a professional musician. They learn key skills such as arranging music for timing. After their profiles are created, music school professors are required to verify the authenticity of their photos, bio, and recordings, and those students are given permission to access the Gigsicans marketplace. Here, event planners can search for musicians of a specific style, like jazz or classical, that are available on their event date. They can even watch high-quality videos of their previous performances. When they find the musician or ensemble they like, they can book them with a single click. Gigsicians provides the contract and brokers the deal with secure online transactions, giving peace of mind to both client and musician.
Our users are aspiring professional musicians, but our customers are the colleges and universities who teach them. These institutions purchase an annual subscription to offer our educational platform to all their students, as an enhancement to existing entrepreneurial programs, or, if such programs do not exist, a Gigsicians subscription is a simple way to get the ball rolling.
For music students, performance is their passion. Let’s also make it their livelihood!