2011 December 1
by david

Last month we launched GIGMOR, a new social network for musicians that matches players and bands based on location and musical compatibility.

I founded GIGMOR because after I moved to LA it took me months to find compatible musicians to jam and gig with. I know millions of musicians face the same challenge.

Our goal is to be LinkedIn for musicians–a global directory where musicians and bands can share music, photos and gigs with friends and fans and a social network that proactively connects members.

We’ve had a great response since we launched in October. It’s clear we’ve really struck a chord with musicians who need to find and connect with other players and bands! (Ba da boom.)

Here’s where you come in. If you’re a musician, please Join today.

If not, we need your help in spreading the word.

  • Please forward this post to every musician you know. We’re growing fast and need to reach critical mass so our matching engine can work its magic.
  • Tell friends, family and colleagues about GIGMOR.
  • Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

I think GIGMOR is a model for social networks in the future for two reasons.

1. It’s a community based on a shared passion. Facebook connects people based on shared experiences (e.g. college) or offline relationships. It’s become crowded and noisy. I think we’re going to see more niche-oriented networks that offer meaningful experiences for specific groups.

2. Like a dating site, we proactively notify members when they are matched with another band or musician. We do the work for our members, offering a huge savings in time and effort. While AI-based recommendations have a long way to go, I believe matching technology can create a huge value-add through filtering and making relevant, personalized recommendations.

I’ll update you on GIGMOR’S progress in future posts.

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