Musicians and music industry professionals can now celebrate. Gone are the days of finding a new drummer or bass player on craigslist. The old ways of having to weed through all the crazy people and those that lied about their skills are gone.
Today was the official launch of Giggem, which seeks to be something like the Match.com for musicians. There are a variety of profiles you can create, based on your needs. Whether you are a solo musician, a band, a songwriter, or even a manager or label, you can use Giggem to find what you're looking for in the music world.
Musicians can list their experience and interests and Giggem will use this data to find possible matches for you, such as bands looking for new people that play the style you do. Labels and managers can find new artists to sign.
While the matchmaking service can't always provide the perfect candidate, it definitely helps narrow down the choices into a manageable amount. You can also just search through the website's database yourself to find suitable matches.
Even if a band or a musician finds suitable matches and doesn't need the matchmaking service anymore, founder Emir Turan wants to make sure that they keep using Giggem. Access to managers, labels, and perhaps most important, fans, will keep them using the site and promoting their work.
According to TechCrunch, Turan has already invested $600,000 of his own money into Giggem, so it looks like he's really pushing to make it work. Hopefully, it does.