Top 5 Places to List Your Gigs Online

09 Sep 2019

Want to promote your shows but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best places to list your gigs. 

Songkick

There is a lot to get excited about when it comes to Songkick. This platform allows live music fans to track the movements of their favourite artists conveniently from the palm of their hands. Songkick is connected to Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Soundcloud and Shazam, sending alerts and gig information to its 15 million worldwide subscribers. This means your fans will see your event details when they’re checking out your profile on Spotify or Shazaming your songs from the radio. With the ability to automatically list your gigs on your socials and send geo-targeted alerts to subscribers in your area, Songkick is a must for every musician.

Visit Songkick here

 

Triple J Unearthed

It’s no secret that triple j unearthed is a helpful tool for emerging artists, but did you know it’s also a great place for Aussie musicians to promote their gigs? While there isn’t a lot of room for customisation (just the essential info), triple j unearthed has a huge audience of dedicated artists and fans ready to discover your gig. With just a few easy clicks your show will listed on the websites ‘gigs’ page and, if you post the gig to your unearthed profile, has the opportunity of being shared on the unearthed homepage. Make sure your triple j unearthed profile is up to date and has links to your socials so your new fans can find out more! 

Visit triple j unearthed here.

 

Bandsintown

Bandsintown, although slightly less dynamic than Songkick, is another great place to get your gig noticed. Bandsintown is extremely easy to use. Just like Songkick, fans are able to search and event by name, date, location and genre. All you need to do is create the event and enter the usual details (band name, location and time) as well as an event description. Bandsintown pulls your followers from Spotify and Facebook and allows you to send them a message when a new gig is announced. This platform also gives fans the ability to share gig photos and post reviews, so everyone can see just how awesome your shows are. Once again, be sure to link all of your socials!

Visit Bandsintown here. 

 

Facebook

      

As the most used digital platform in the world, it’s no wonder that Facebook has made it on this list. With a lot more customisation than other sites, it’s essential to take your time and list the event properly - include a killer event description, tag the location and add a cover photo. Facebook events provide multiple opportunities for free promotion, not only are your followers notified when you make the event, their RSVP will be shared on their timeline. Adding the venue, sponsors and other bands as co-hosts will allow their followers to find out about the event. This is an easy way to increase your reach by merging multiple audiences. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of the captive audience you have available by posting in your event page regularly. 

Visit Facebook here

 

Your Linktree and Website

Linktree is a platform that hosts links to all your online content, making it easier to drive your audience to multiple locations (including your gig listings!). If you haven’t already, create a linktree and add it to all of your socials.

Your website is likely to be one of the first places fans will look for information on upcoming gigs. Make sure your event listings are easy to find - put them under a ‘Shows’ ‘Tour’ or ‘Live’ tab, list them in chronological order and add a link to purchase tickets. Finally, list your website on all your socials and add it to your link-tree. 

Visit Linktree here.

 

If you want to draw a crowd, make sure to list your event using all the platforms we’ve outlined above - remembering to include as much information as you can and always link your socials. Now get promoting!