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New music platform allowing bands to submit for gigs created by promoters and festival organisers in the UK. Also an event management tool for promoters and venues. Bandwagon’s aim is to improve the way musicians interact with the music industry, particularly live music promoters.
BROWN PAPER TICKETS
Eventbrite provides tools that make it easy to sell tickets to all kinds of events; whether it’s a photography class or a gig, an inspiring conference or an air-guitar competition. Create a customisable event page, spread the word with social media, collect money and gain visibility into attendees and sales.
GRASSROOTS VENUES. TICKETS
Initiative from Music Venue Trust, delivered in partnership with Ticketweb. The website allows you to search gig listings for grassroots music venues across the UK and buy tickets. The tickets listed are the best deal on the market with low service charges, a portion of which is used to fund ongoing improvement of grassroots music venues and campaigning against venue closures.
Headliner connects event planners with musicians, bands and DJs to book and perform at private events. The platform enables artists to manage their own bookings from start to end.
Live music ticketing platform, created by promoters and musicians. The site sheds some transparency over ticketing and artist payments and, unlike other ticketing sites, artists are given a profile, allowing them to sell tickets alongside their promoters and subsequently paying them directly at the rate they’ve agreed for the show. Along with the obvious benefits of transparency, it offers unsigned artists some protection against less than scrupulous promoters out there.
HIT THE ROAD
Hit The Road is a project run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by the Youth Music Initiative that gives young performers between the age of 14 to 19 the opportunity to learn more about performing and touring across Scotland. The aim of the project is to link young people with professional promoters, managers and personnel who will teach them the essential skills needed to take their music out of the practice room and onto the road.
LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM
Organised by the Anti Nazi League, Love Music Hate Racism aims to use the positive energy of the music scene to fight back against the racism being pushed by Nazi organisations such as the British National Party, National Front and Combat 18. The website has full information about high profile album releases and events that benefit the cause.
Music Glue is a direct to fan platform used by over 25,000 artists worldwide to sell tickets, music, merchandise, experiences and more, direct to their audience from one online store. Originally founded in 2007 by artists for artists, Music Glue has created an artist-centric solution to the global music industry that ensures more money goes back into the pockets of the music creators. Music Glue empower artists to take control, own their data and sell anything, to anyone, anywhere, in any currency, any language and via any device. Artists no longer need to redirect their fans to third party websites to complete a transaction; all sales and fulfilment can be controlled by the artists themselves, via their Music Glue profile which is completely free to design, set up and run a profile. Music Glue take a 10% commission on sales. Global with offices in London (HQ), New York and Sydney and more to open in the near future. Apply for gig and festival opportunities directly through the Music Glue platform.
Off Axis is a gig and touring network that enables brilliant artists to play successful shows, to guaranteed audiences all across the UK, even in places they’ve never visited before. The system works by connecting artists and allowing them to host one another at gigs in their respective hometowns, solving the problem of finding meaningful and well-attended shows in other towns and cities.
Oxjam is a festival with a difference: hundreds of events throughout October across the UK, organised by ordinary people to raise money for Oxfam. Whatever you’re into – from Classical to Club night, Folk to Funk – Oxjam is your chance to fight poverty with music. To get involved register online.
Sonicbids helps bands get gigs, and promoters book the right bands. The online community includes over 150,000 bands, singers, songwriters, and performers of all kinds, plus more than 14,000 music buyers of all kinds including promoters, licensors, festival programmers, and much more. Several international music industry conventions use Sonicbids to finalise their bills for emerging band showcases and events.
THIS IS GOOD MUSIC
Tigmus exists to make it easier for artists to find the best venues and make money from playing live music. Online database of venues across the country and Europe, from pubs and theatres to cafes, homes and warehouses. Artists and bands can create a show, and partner up with local artists to make sure you perform in front of a full house.
Ticketline offer a one-stop ticketing and event management service through their total box office solution. Online and mobile-friendly websites, bespoke branded client micro-sites, secure physical and e-ticket production, distribution, on-site scanning, and call centre support for events nationwide.
TicketSource offers a free online box office to help sell more tickets for your next event. There is absolutely no charge for event organisers to use the service. The website itself is entirely self-servicing, with event organisers being able to add and maintain their event listings and ticket allocations, change the look and feel of their ticket sales pages by changing the colour scheme and uploading their own banner images, produce ticket sales reports and export their customer database at anytime via their TicketSource account. As all e-tickets issued include a barcode, Ticketsource also offer a barcode scanning solution, TicketSource Express which enables event organisers to scan and validate e-tickets on the door.
Online what’s on guide listing music, events and gigs, film, theatre, food and drink and days out. Covers Bristol, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Portsmouth and Sheffield. Add your own event for free via the online form.