See how GigFunder works with our new video!

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

We are putting the finishing touches on this video for GigFunder. When we’re finished, we’ll put it on our site, but for the time being, we thought it would be cool to share it with everyone. Check it out!

Cowgill Show!

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment

GigFunder’s first funded show happened over the weekend!

Cowgill’s fans pledged money to bring them out for the Chicago leg of their summer tour. The show went down at the Viaduct Theater in Chicago and it was awesome. If you ever get a chance to see Cowgill live, do it.

Cowgill Rocking Out

 

Cowgill and Matt after the show

 

 

LaughingStock 2012

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

LaughingStock 2012

18 comedy music acts, $10, Ace Bar Chicago on Aug. 26th.

Artist Spotlight: American Revival

May 16, 2012 Leave a comment


American Revival is a self-described, punk-country band from Minneapolis. This isn’t your standard Nashville-style country at all though. This is an amazing combination of driving rock guitar, dynamic lyrics, and just a bit of twang thrown in that softens the vibe and makes the music just that much more relatable.

We actually had the chance to see American Revival live in Chicago and were blown away by their stage presence. American Revival brings energy that sucks the crowd into their every whim and direction. Girls are dancing. Guys are wishing they could be in the band. It’s a good time.

Check out their tunes on ReverbNation and their music video from their GigFunder tour page. Support them for a show in your city if you’re so inclined.

Artist Spotlight: onelinedrawing

May 11, 2012 Leave a comment

onelinedrawing is the brainchild of Jonah Matranga of San Francisco. Jonah has had over 30 releases in his career. Most recently, his amazing fans helped fund a re-recording of the album, Visitor. Now, through GigFunder, he’s giving his fans a chance to bring him to their city to see him perform live!

If you haven’t heard of him, you should really check him out. For an industry that has been criticized of being devoid of passion and emotion, onelinedrawing is a breath of fresh air. Think: indie with a punk undertone.

Jonah has been featured on albums with a wide range of artists, from Lupe Fiasco to Deftones. Check out his website. You won’t be disappointed. If you’re into it, bring him to your city on GigFunder here!

Artist Spotlight: Cowgill

Cowgill is a Boston-based indie rock group. Cowgill’s new EP, Side One of Planted, will be released May 17th. The EP was lovingly funded by the band’s growing fan base. Check out the laid back vibe of “Plans” on the Cowgill’s Bandcamp page. It’s catchy, but there is an underlying suspense built up by the violin throughout creating a dark vibe comparable to Dr. Dog or Wilco.

Now Cowgill wants to give their fans an opportunity to bring the show to their own cities. Using GigFunder, fans can create campaigns on Cowgill’s Planted Tour to bring them out.

This is the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor so you can declare, “I knew them when…” at some point in the not-so-distant future.

GigFunder has launched!

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We are now live! Check it out at gigfunder.com!

This is the beginning of a revolution in the way artists tour. Fans have never had so much power in the music industry. GigFunder is the next logical step in the trend of DIY tools for artists. The DIY movement has revolutionized the way artists fund albums, interact with fans, and promote themselves. Today, we are making an important contribution to the many tools that enable artists to make a decent living on their own terms.

Join today and request your favorite artist or create a campaign for one of the artists on the site! Over the next couple weeks, we will be highlighting the artists that were on the site for launch.

 

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