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Sustainable artist booking & travel now possible thanks to twogigs

Platform creator, Tim Dreske, describes it as “a bit like Tinder for booking agencies and promoters to get closer."

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 21 February 2023
Sustainable artist booking & travel now possible thanks to twogigs

twogigs is a platform founded by Tim Dreske which started its Beta phase back in mid-2021. Its mission: to reduce the carbon footprint of traveling artists. Dreske himself owns a booking agency, Outlined-AM, and has flown to many places as a performing artist.

Making artists travel greener and more efficiently comes with its complications, which is something Dreske knows firsthand as a booking agent. It’s seemingly more time-consuming and costly for all parties involved, which is why most agents and artists opt for a more conventional yet less eco-friendly way of travel; flying.

Developed during the pandemic, twogigs aims to tackle the ineffective, slow and especially unsustainable ways artists are being booked.

“I’ve come across a few pretty big downsides that always really struck me because it seems so easy to solve them,” he mentions in a video from last year when first introducing his platform. See it below.

Dreske also noticed an increase in promoters linking up with colleagues in arranging multiple shows for artists for one weekend, in which he figured out a way to streamline and revolutionise the process, making it more ecological.

With the help of twogigs, artists are able to travel more efficiently and environmentally friendly; for example, by opting for trains when attending shows in close vicinity of each other.

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In addition to being easy to use in browsers, the tool works mainly based on location data and various filtering options, which aids users in finding appropriate artists for their events and vice-versa.

“Basically you can understand it a bit like Tinder for booking agencies and promoters to get closer,” Dreske adds in the video.

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After months of closed beta testing, twogigs is now available to the public. The service will be free for all until 100 profiles and 100 events have been listed — booking agents, promoters and artists take note!

For more information on twogigs head over to their website here, which also includes video walkthroughs on how each party can use the platform.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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