GigsWiz is a direct-to-fan ticketing service, which offers artists and event organizers easy-to-use tools for promoting, marketing and selling tickets to live events via their websites and social media channels. Uniquely, GigsWiz shares part of the ticket fees it collects with the artists, while helping promoters and venues to sell more tickets faster.
GigsWiz, a recent MidemNet Lab finalist and one of Europe's hottest tech start ups, is entering the landscape of gig/show promotion in the midst of a rapidly changing touring and ticketing market. Fans are increasingly directly connected to bands online and the traditional marketing methods used by promoters can be highly inefficient at reaching those fans.
GigsWiz makes ticket selling and buying easy, efficient and artist friendly.
GigsWiz co-founder Kai Lemmetty says, “The biggest problem event organisers currently face in concert promotion is getting artists to help promote ticket sales online. By providing the artist a share of the ticket sales revenue, GigsWiz becomes a key factor in increasing ticket sales.”
GigsWiz is a time saving service for artists, venues and promoters. Artists sign up to GigsWiz Backstage and connect it with their Facebook and Twitter accounts. After that, GigsWiz automatically promotes all upcoming gigs with ticketing links. Event organizers, meanwhile, can create events on the GigsWiz Tickets service, giving them direct access to an immediate band fan base.
In addition to automated social media updates, GigsWiz offers embeddable widgets and Facebook apps for artists, promoters and venues. These widgets list upcoming gigs and link directly to the ticket purchase page. Gig info is also automatically posted to all relevant gig-listing services.
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“The very day after GigsWiz started selling our tickets, our event instantly rose to the top of Google searches. GigsWiz did exactly what they said they would do and exactly when they said they would do it. We are now using GigsWIz as our exclusive ticketing provider and recommend them to anyone seeking to maximize ticket sales from social media, says Zac Kushner of OpenHouse Music New Orleans.
GigsWiz was founded in Finland, in early 2010 by three co-founders, Juuso Vermasheinä, Kai Lemmetty, and Joonas Pekkanen, all with strong entrepreneurial and digital technology backgrounds. The GigsWiz service has been in an invitational beta phase with several promoters since November 2010. The company has raised angel funding and is currently negotiating follow-up funding.
In addition to being a 2011 MidemNet Lab finalist, GigsWiz has been named as one of the Top 5 Music 2.0 Start-ups by The Guardian and selected as a Red Herring Europe 100 Winner in 2010.
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