There are some industries that are just weighed down by byzantine, archaic systems that started coming into existence way before the invention of the internet – weird codes of conduct, hours spent on the phone, back and forth, until you can’t even remember where it all started.
The music industry is one of those industries.
Now, I’m not talking about big stars who have massive staffs that take care of everything for them — they’re doing fine. I’m talking about the thousands of small to medium-sized bands and performers who books shows across the country every single day. Performing is how they keep food on the table (or at least how they feed their souls), but the process of getting gigs can be such a hassle.
Bookya is a new site that uses location-based data to match artists and promoters. It’s also a great tool for artists who are looking to expand their reach.
Bookya lets artists see where they have the most fans and then reach out to promoters in that area for gigs. So, for example, if your jam band isn’t really getting gigs in New York but is definitely connecting with audiences in Vermont, you could reach out to VT promoters for a job in the Green Mountain State.
Future features for artists include a streamlined booking process, so that everything can be handled right on site. No more emails, no more phone calls, no more back and forth BS.
The whole process is also smoother with Bookya on the agent’s side of things. The site lets agents manage their whole roster on one easy-to-use dashboard. It also allows for exclusivity, so they can keep their best performers all to themselves. Finally, it analyzes data about artists across “dozens” of other sites, and it informs agents of hot new acts that may be a good fit for their roster.
It’s like having super secret spies out scouting for you all over the internet.
So, artists? Sign up for early access and start connecting with audiences you didn’t even know you had.
And agents — you should have signed up yesterday.