App/tech business of the week ~ Gigger

09/09/2016 - 09:41

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Gigger is a search engine for the music industry. The engine analyses data from sources such as Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Twitter to build a profile for bands.

PLANS: Anthony Manning-Franklin says Gigger is aiming to develop a venue search engine.

What? ~ Gigger is a search engine for the music industry. The engine analyses data from sources such as Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Twitter to build a profile for bands. These profiles highlight key information of relevance to promoters seeking to book them, including analysis on what has been written about them in order to more accurately classify their genre.

Where? ~ Web site at https://www.gigger.rocks   

Who? ~ Founder and tech lead Anthony Manning-Franklin.

Quote ~ We started out trying to build the complete booking solution for the live music industry (gigs), but have since pared it back to the most compelling feature – search … it’s a lot of fun because ‘search’ in a subjective product such as music is a relatively hard problem

-Anthony Manning-Franklin

News/Market ~ Gigger’s traffic has organically grown 10-fold over the past month. So far, the engine has crawled over 220,000 bands, 4,000 venues and 50,000+ events. It is estimated that there are 12 million bands and 150,000 relevant venues worldwide, so there is still a long way to go. The goal is to develop a venue search engine next, and the company is open to investor funding of up to $250,000.

Anthony Manning-Franklin graduated from Perth Founder Institute in 2015.

 

Gigger launched January 15 2016 and is ranked #11 by startup date on BNiQ Startups list.

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