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One-Stop Source for Event Services Supports Entertainers and Vendors to Bring More Than 1.6 Million Celebrations to Life
NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 -- GigMasters, the one-stop source for event services, today announced it has met a membership milestone, increasing its database to 40,000 members as of September 2014 from 10,000 the previous year.
At its founding, GigMasters helped musicians promote themselves and get hired for special events. Following success with the music community, GigMasters broadened its business model to include all types of event services. Today, GigMasters serves as a marketplace that matches people planning weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and more with professional event vendors, entertainers and service providers.
As part of its broadened business model, last year GigMasters added a free "lite" membership option that allows vendors to try the site before officially joining. Since its launch in September of 2013, 30,000 vendors have signed up as lite members, quadrupling GigMasters' database. Many of these satisfied members have opted to upgrade to a paid subscription, increasing GigMasters paid membership by 25%. This has put GigMasters on the fast track to become the one-stop source for all event service needs.
"Giving our clients and vendors the best service possible has always been our primary focus. This means we offer clients access to a wide variety of vendors that provide high-quality service -- not just entertainers and musicians, but photographers, limo drivers, tent rentals and photo booth companies," said GigMasters co-founder and CEO Mike Caldwell. "For vendors, we help fuel their businesses and connect them with opportunities unavailable outside of GigMasters. We are delighted that both communities benefit from the lite membership option."
Comedian Elijah Cross is one of the many entertainers who registered for a GigMasters lite membership to gain perspective on the service before committing to a paid membership. Commenting on his experience, Elijah said, "After trying the lite option for a month, I signed up for a paid membership and have already booked three events that have covered the fees. Kudos to GigMasters for setting up a great service."
GigMasters is the one-stop source for event services. With the efficiency of the web and the personal touch of a private event planner, the GigMasters marketplace matches vendors to people planning special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and more. Through over 1.6 million events, GigMasters has impacted the businesses of over 40,000 musicians, variety entertainers, transportation providers, photographers and many other industry professionals. GigMasters was selected for the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. For more information, visit www.gigmasters.com.