DT: APRIL 16, 2024


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– The Revolutionary Career Platform For The Live Event Industry– ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL PUBLIC LAUNCH

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GIGGS is the premier career platform for the live event industry. In the world of live event production, the right connections determine one’s career. Whether you’re seeking your next gig or hiring top-tier talent, GIGGS is revolutionizing the industry landscape and is becoming the ultimate gateway for industry opportunities and career progression.

Just five months post-beta launch, GIGGS has amassed 10,000 users and over 150 job posts and hires. Backed by significant capital investment and support from leading names in the touring industry, GIGGS has honed a solution for the live event industry’s employment needs, creating an efficient, streamlined process for hiring industry professionals.

Industry vet and Nashville Briefing 30 Under 30 awardee NIKKI SANZ founded GIGGS after witnessing first-hand the industry’s challenges and inefficiencies, most notably working on the road with artists including Eric Church and George Strait, on top of working various other live gigs and staffing tours. GIGGS reimagines the traditional, fragmented gigging landscape into a centralized platform for vetted touring professionals and companies to find jobs, hire, and connect.

“I’ve experienced the inefficiencies plaguing the hiring processes of the live event industry,” says SANZ. “GIGGS helps save executive time spent on inefficient word-of-mouth hiring methods. Employers can directly connect with a vetted, skilled workforce to find the exact talent they need, when they need it. It’s not just about filling positions; it’s about optimizing time and resources to focus on what truly matters – load in and out on time, and a flawless show!”

Gone are the days when someone’s next career move depended on who they knew. GIGGS is tearing down these barriers. Qualified live event professionals now have access to a world of opportunities that were once out of reach.

GIGGS streamlines hiring for production companies, tour management, venues, artist managers, and live event organizers by offering vetted, top-tier professionals,” adds SANZ. “We aim to ensure that only qualified candidates apply to jobs. It’s about efficiency, quality, and connecting the right people to bring creative visions to life.”

Testimonials from GIGGS’ early adopters articulate its impact:

““I have hired five people from GIGGS already. The platform is working so well!!”
-Kaite Weaver, Recruiting Coordinator, CLAIR GLOBAL

“I have successfully hired from GIGGS, and I am excited to continue using GIGGS to hire for shows!”
-Robbie O’Brien, Touring Rep, VIPNation

GIGGS has been a game-changer. Getting connected quickly to available verified crew has been a plus for us at PTP Live. This is a product that the touring industry has needed for years.”
-Dave Jacquin, General Manager, PTP LIVE

GIGGS has been a great resource in closing the networking and communication gap when it comes to staffing tours. I’m impressed by how many qualified people are in the GIGGS network.”
Ryan Whelpley, Artist Touring Coordinator, RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT

“We had a great experience with the platform. There were a lot of qualified folks who applied who I might not have found had we not used GIGGS.”
Darby Leiber, Artist Manager, RANGE MEDIA

“I’ve spoken with too many production companies who had to leave gear in their warehouses because they couldn’t find enough skilled labor. Even venues struggle to fully staff their shows. The industry needs a platform like Giggs to keep pace with the growing industry.”
-Scott Welch, Artist Manager

“I wish GIGGS was around when I started out in the industry. The never-ending word-of-mouth way of finding jobs has finally found a loophole—an honest and efficient way to source jobs for talented and experienced people!”
– Kalee Ledford, Live Event Professional

With partnerships in place from every facet of the live event industry, GIGGS is an idea whose time has come. The company hosted a successful first live networking event in collaboration with ACM (Academy of Country Music) in Nashville this February and has plans to expand these community events to major cities across the country including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Austin, and more throughout 2024.

SANZ will be seen next on Season 11 of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Elevator Pitch” series airing this winter.

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Find your next gig with GIGGS! Create your profile or post a job listing here: https://www.giggs.live/

Founder and CEO Nikki Sanz is the brains and heart behind GIGGS, the first professional career platform for live event production. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, Nikki moved to Nashville and built a freelance career by gigging–working with Live Nation, the Superbowl, Ryman Auditorium, CMA, ABC’s The Bachelor, Bonnaroo Festival, and a roster of A-list artists and live events.

Sanz gained an understanding of the touring industry from working on the road with Eric Church, George Strait, and many others. She has personally experienced the challenges of finding her next gig, as well as hiring qualified personnel.

Nikki founded GIGGS to streamline the live event marketplace, connect employers with vetted talent quickly, and create a community of elite freelance professionals.

Her passion centers on three pillars: advocating for equal opportunity in a word-of-mouth industry, promoting gigging as a fulfilling career, and nurturing a vibrant community of event professionals. As GIGGS continues to disrupt and innovate, Nikki remains its driving force, dedicated to reshaping the live event business.

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Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com