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ALOUD

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Online ticket agency with full listings of events and venues, tour dates for all main acts and bands in the UK.

BANDWAGON

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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

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Fair trade ticketing company. Brown Paper Tickets provides complete ticketing services for events of all sizes. No fees to create events and sell tickets, plus free ticket printing and shipping for your ticket buyers.

DICE

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App supporting both established and new artists. Buy tickets for hand-picked gigs and events. Submit your own event details to be featured on DICE.

Unit 2.01
Tea Building
62 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JJ

DIGITAL TOUR BUS

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Digital Tour Bus takes you inside the tour buses of your favourite touring acts in their ‘Bus Invaders’ video series. The website also contains set lists from tours, reviews, plus tips and advice about going on tour.

EFESTIVALS

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eFestivals covers a range of UK based music events with festival news, chat rooms, listings, line up rumours, photo galleries and online ticket sales.

eGIGS

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Check details of upcoming gigs and purchase tickets online. Website also includes live reviews and photos.

ENTS24.COM

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What’s On guide covering live music, clubs, theatre and cinema. Venue directory available online. Submit event listings free of charge by using online form.

ETICKETS.TO

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Ticketing system allowing anyone to sell tickets to events of any size directly to their fans or customers. Users choose the ticket price and booking fee, then design a sales page and promote to their fans.

EVENTBRITE

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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.

GETTOTHEFRONT.COM

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Blog detailing up and coming live events and where to buy your tickets first.

GIGMIT

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Online service used by promoters, agencies and bands and artists to book gigs, tours and festival slots. Use the gig search to find matching gigs for your music in seconds. Filter the offers by artist fees, locations and time frames.

GIGRIDE

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Online tool to help artists and bands book gigs, and allow venue bookers, promoters and private hosts search for musicians to perform.

78 Spa Road
SE16 3QT
Main Contact – Marco – marco@gigride.live

GIGS IN SCOTLAND

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Guide and online ticket outlet for gigs, events and festivals in Scotland. Contains travel and venue information. Register for regular updates.

GRASSROOTS VENUES. TICKETS

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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 ENTERTAINMENT

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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.

14-22 Elder Street
London
E1 6BT
CEO – Stan Mcleod – stan@headliner.io

HELLO BANDS

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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

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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.

Scottish Music Centre
City Halls
Candleriggs
Glasgow
G1 1NQ

LASTMINUTEMUSICIANS.COM

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Puts musicians and bands in touch with event organisers and party planners. Other services include music tuition and workshops, as well as contact information for other music service providers.

LEMONROCK

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Interactive music and gig guide. Section for band and artist profiles, classified ads, as well as venue information. List your own gigs (repeating or one-off), new venues or edit existing gigs at any time.

Web Editor – Mac MacLaren

LIVE & LOUD

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Online music booking service allowing venues, pubs, bars, DJs, emerging artists and covers bands of all genres to connect.

LIVE MUSIC FM

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Livemusic.fm helps you find the best local gigs and the cheapest tickets online, for both established and emerging bands and artists. Also features gig related news and reviews.

LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM

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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

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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

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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

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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.

SAFE CONCERTS

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Online campaign promoting safety at gigs. Also provides listings, reviews and venue information.

SOFAR SOUNDS

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Sofar is an expanding network of artists and music lovers. Put on secret gigs in cities around the UK and the rest of the world in unique spaces. Artists can apply to play via the website.

SONGKICK

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Huge database of live gigs, concerts and festivals. Search by artist, venue or festival and watch video footage, see archive posters and gig tickets, plus get notified of upcoming gigs and tours.

SONICBIDS

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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.

STAGELINK

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Stagelink enables artists and managers to engage fans and efficiently promote shows. Artists can track fan-driven, real-time demand to plan, pre-finance tours, while reaching highly engaged audiences.

STEREOBOARD

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Ticket price comparison site with the latest tour and music news, gig reviews and competitions revolving around the world of live music.

SWAPMYTICKET.CO.UK

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Swap My Ticket.co.uk is a free and ethical ticket exchange website for the UK, giving people the chance to buy, sell and swap tickets that they can’t use themselves.

THIS IS GOOD MUSIC

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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

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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.

TICKET SOURCE

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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.

3 Stangate House
Stanwell Road
Penarth
CF64 2AA
Technical Director – Simon Wilsher

UK FOLK FESTIVALS

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Website bringing together details of all Folk festivals held in the UK each year. Break it down by month to find out which festivals are coming up.

UK MUSICIANS WANTED

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Website connecting musicians with opportunities, whether you want to join a band or want to get gigs

WOW247

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.

http://www.wow247.co.uk

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