Book Independent Artists

Gigstarter is an online marketplace for live music bookings. We offer an insightful and transparent overview of, and direct access to, thousands of independent bands, DJs and solo-artists from Europe.

Artists manage their own profiles and you can get into direct and personal contact with any artist. Just scroll through our open database, filter on what you find important for your event or party, compare the artists you like and contact any artist without any obligations or booking fees. This is how it works:

Easy & transparent artist booking

After contacting a musician or requesting a quote, you can chat directly with the artist (or their manager) and discuss all the details. The Gigstarter system guides you in a helpful way through the process. Finally you can close the deal by making a confirmation including all the important agreements. This way you're sure everything will go as planned. You can discuss with the artist(s) about how and when you pay and after the concert you can leave a rating and a review. Good for the artist's references and very valuable to future bookers. The system works via user generated content. Anyone can join and you decide the 'definition' of quality.

Fair trade music

On Gigstarter you pay no booking fees. Gigstarter is the platform facilitating the contact between event organisers and DIY artists. Artists can subscribe for free as well. We believe everyone should have access to a priorly unserved market. More live music will result and artists will profesionalise as a result. For the artists who wish to get to make their next in their musical carreer we offer an upgrade option to PRO, offering extra self-management tools, promotion options and more opportunities for local and international gigs. Live music isn't a luxury. It's something we all need to disconnect. Go to your local portal below and become a true Gigstarter.

Where do you want to book an artist?

Choose the country where you're based to book a band, DJ, ensemble or solo-artist.