FAQ

Fans

1.1 - I’m new, what’s 5gig.com and what can I do with it?

1.2 When will my favourite artists play in my city?

1.3 Where can I get tickets for my favourite artist’s gig?

1.4 Import my profile from last.fm

Artists

2.1 How can 5gig.com help with my promotion?

2.2 I want to register my band, how do I do it?

2.3 My artist profile has already been created!

Venues

3.1 How can 5gig.com help promote my venue?

3.2 I manage a venue and it’s already listed in 5gig.com, what do I do now?

3.3 I manage a venue and I want to advertise my gigs in 5gig.com, what do I have to do?

Fans

1.1 I’m new, what’s 5gig.com and what can I do with it?

The aim of 5gig.com is that you never miss a gig again. It therefore offers the most complete gig agenda of your town. Also, to ensure that you don’t miss your favourite artist’s gig, we send you gig alerts which you define by email and we remind you that the big day is getting close. But 5gig.com is not only that. It’s a community of people like you, lovers of live music and completely open and free. You can follow the concerts and favourite artists of other users or friends, upload photos and videos, send messages, meet people to go to concerts with…

1.2 When will my favourite artists play in my city?

Although we have one of the most complete agendas, on occasions we are not aware of many gigs and tours. However, we offer you a tool to solve this: if we don’t know whether your favourite artists will play soon in your city, activate its gig alert and as soon as someone advertises it and we know we’ll inform you by email. And don’t forget that if you find out before us you can advertise it!

1.3 Where can I get tickets for my favourite artist’s concert?

We advertise ticket-purchase information to which we have access. In many occasions, it’s either unknown or we’re not aware of it. If you don’t want to be left without tickets sign up for the gig or leave a comment in the same with your query, other 5gig.com users will help you.

1.4 Import my profile from last.fm

You can import your profile from last.fm simply by introducing your username in last.fm in the section of preferences in your profile. You’ll be fan and you will receive alerts of the artists you mostly listen to on last.fm

Artists

2.1 How can 5gig.com help with my promotion?

5gig.com is a tool to connect artists, venues and fans. We have thousands of fans eager to receive information of good gigs in their towns and you want to fill up your concerts. You’re in the right place. 5gig.com offers you in a completely costless manner a different and effective way of spreading your information. It doesn’t matter that you have just registered your band and you hardly have fans and followers. If you advertise your gigs in 5gig.com it will be sent by mail to thousands of users who are looking for gigs of the style of your band in their city. Also, you will finally appear in the main Internet search engines. Test it, add your next concerts and you’ll be surprised about our efficiency, you’ll appear within the first 10 results.

2.2 I want to register my band, how do I do it?

To appear in 5gig.com’s list, you only need to register as a user and then register as an artist, the same way in which fans add their favourite artists. Once you have done this, keep your concerts agenda updated to reach all of your music fans. Start now to advertise gigs in 5gig.com.

2.3 My artist profile has already been created!

5gig.com works in a different way to other social networks. On the one hand you will have a user profile to interact with other users, you can use any free username you want, and on the other hand you have an artist record with your full and real name. 5gig.com has a database of over 400.000 artists provided by Musicbrainz.org so if you have published at least one album we’re sure that your artist record is already in 5gig.com To summarise: User profile: http://www.5gig.com/youruser Artist Record: http://www.5gig.com/artists/n/Your+Real+Band+Name/

2.4 – Photos and videos we have not uploaded appear in my artist profile

5gig.com automatically incorporates third party information, such as images of flickr.com or videos from Youtube.com. If you find any of the pictures or videos inappropriate contact us.

Venues

3.1 How can 5gig.com help promote my venue?

5gig.com is a tool to connect venues, artists and fans. 5gig.com users are eager for information on good gigs and you want to fill up your venue. 5gig.com offers you in a completely costless manner a different and effective way of spreading your information. It doesn’t matter that you have just registered your venue and you hardly have regulars and followers. If you advertise your gigs in 5gig.com it will be sent by mail to thousands of users. Also, you will finally appear in the main Internet search engines. Test it, add your next gigs and you’ll be surprised about our efficiency, you’ll appear within the first 10 results.

3.2 I manage a venue and it’s already listed in 5gig.com, what do I do now?

Very easy, you only need to deal with advertising gigs in your venue. In this way, gigs will reach all users of 5gig.com who receive email alerts from your venue and from the city in which your venue is located. In addition, it will notably improve your position in search engines. Test it, you won’t regret it.

3.3 I manage a venue and I want to advertise my gigs in 5gig.com, what do I have to do?

To appear in 5gig.com’s list, you only need to register as a user and then register your venue, unless it’s already on the system. Once you have done this, keep your gigs agenda updated to reach all of your venue regulars and all 5gig.com users in your city. Start now to advertise concerts in 5gig.com.