For undiscovered musical talent YouTube is great, but it's over saturated with tons of videos in many categories that can make it hard to truly discover new music without specifically knowing what it is you're seeking. On the flip side, if you are looking for new music and could at least narrow the parameters of your interests on a site that is only focused on music then you've just set the stage (pun intended) to make some fun, serendipitous music discoveries.
SongGIG.com is that answer, and it's free to use. SongGIG is focused on making it easier for musicians, music professionals and of course fans to find what they're looking for, or make discoveries of music they didn't totally know they were looking for. SongGIG allows you to search music by band name or artist name, you can even do an advanced search and select the genre of music you're interested in discovering.
If you're an artist SongGIG makes it easy to set up a profile with your bio. Then you just need to shoot video of yourself performing your songs, post them to SongGIG.com and share them with the SongGIG community. You can upload your own video or if you already have video on YouTube SongGIG makes it easy to embed your YouTube video to share on SongGIG. That's what I did for my first SongGIG post.
It's free for both fans and artists to register and the site is super simple to navigate, which is refreshing. SongGIG.com has one purpose: to help users find undiscovered musical talent.
Here's a quote from Glenn, the creator of SongGIG:
"My daughter sings and it made me wonder just how new singer's get discovered or seen. There is YouTube, but there are so many videos on there and how does one get found on there? Unless you know what you are looking for. Some of the cream does rise to the top, but I am sure there are many great musicians on there that never get heard. I wanted to develop a resource for musical talent that is easy to navigate (think Apple simple) and for one purpose only."
The only suggestion I would give right now to SongGIG is is to offer Facebook "Like" buttons and one-click Retweet options on every song video web page on SongGIG. Simple tools like this can help SongGIG fans and artists spread the word about their own videos or favorite videos (if they're a fan) to their social media audiences helping spread the word for the artists, fans and SongGIG.
Feel free to read about SongGIG straight from the horse's mouth.
Posted by: Nick Venturella