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Were exhibiting at Web Summit 2016!

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This year more than 50,000 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders driving change across the world are coming together in Lisbon for Web Summit. We’re now excited to announce that we will be featuring as one of those tech companies and we are exhibiting at the event in November.

Launched in 2015 we have already amassed over 25,000 users from around the world and we’re continuing to grow each day. Its an opportunity to showcase Gig Pic to some of the worlds leading industry professionals and technology enthusiasts and explain our goals and aspirations over the next few years.

We have been shortlisted to exhibit at Web Summit as a start up business. Some of the attendees at this years event include Spotify, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook and Twitter just to name a few.

Some of the past speakers include:

– Bono (U2)
– Ed Catmull (President – Pixar & Disney Animation)
– Michael Dell (Founder & CEO – Dell)
– Mike Schroepfer (CTO – Facebook)
– Reed Hastings (Founder – Netflix)
– Sean Rad (Co-Founder & CEO – Tinder)
– Drew Houston (Founder – Dropbox)
– Jack Dorsey (Co-Founder – Twitter)
– William Clay Ford Jr. (Executive Chairman – Ford Motor Company)

We will soon be posting details about our location at the Web Summit and if you’re attending this year it would be great to meet you!

An interview with the creator of Gig Pic (RIFFED ONLINE)

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Riffed Music Online, a fresh new music blog asked to chat to Founder; Dane Swindells about all things Gig Pic. Read all about it below:

 

“I chatted with Dane Swindells, the creator of popular gig photo sharing app, Gigpic. Still being relatively new, Gigpic has already reached the 20,000 user mark and continues to increase that total daily, and with the now common scene of iPhone and Android screens at gigs these days, it looks set to take off in fine fashion. Here’s what he had to say..”

1. What is Gig Pic?

Gig Pic is a new photo sharing app designed specifically for live music events, gigs and festivals.

2. Where did the idea originate from?

Having travelled to many festivals over the years and taking pictures it always felt cool when an artist would share / notice your photos from their shows. Its never easy though so I wanted to come up with a way to make it easier for both the artist and the fans. I think that mixed with the fact I was getting really bored of people sharing pictures of cats and what they had for tea on Instagram.

3. You’ve already reached the 20,000 user mark, with that continuing to rise, how does it feel to see people using and enjoying your app?

Pretty mad to be honest. I never thought that we’d get 1000 people using it let alone 20,000. Our users are from all over as well which is cool, we have a strong UK following but America and Australia are close behind, there’s always some cool shows going on in those places and people love to share their experiences on Gig Pic.

4. How successful do you feel Gig Pic can become?

I think that depends on how much we shout about it and how much people get behind the idea. Its not like a normal photo sharing app where you can share anything, we’re encouraging music lovers to get involved and share their experiences so its not going to appeal to everyone. We have a lot of artists that are liking the idea though and signing up. We have acts like DJ Fresh, Messy MC, Blonde and a few other famous faces who have all signed up for an account, the fact they have even downloaded it is pretty mental. We’re working on some exciting stuff with Jay (Messy MC) at the minute, hes a really nice guy who actually reached out to us about getting involved, so we’re going to be doing some interviews, video highlights from his summer shows and exclusive content for the app which I’m really excited about.

5. What’s next for Gig Pic?

I don’t want to sound cheesy like when someone says it’s all a big secret but it kind of is at the minute. We have some really big ideas and plans and I’m just trying to make some of them a reality. We have listened to user feedback over the last few months and we’re 100% committed to trying to implement some of their ideas and change some of the areas of the app they don’t think are strong enough. As well as that we have nearly finished our summer festival season and we’re finishing it in style with a trip to Ibiza to cover some of the closing party events. I’ve never been to Ibiza so Im really looking forward to that, I cant wait to check out Ibiza Rocks! Hopefully we can continue the success over summer with all the events we have covered and look at doing it all over again next year.

6. Where can we find out more about the app?

All the details are on our shiny new website www.gigpic.co – and you can follow all our action and coverage on social media too, we’re on facebook / twitter etc. Hopefully some of the readers will be inspired to check out the app themselves, in which case if you search GIG PIC in the app store you can download it for free!

Interview by Charlie Ireland – RIFFED MUSIC ONLINE

Twitter – @GIGPIC
Facebook – /OFFICIALGIGPIC
Website – WWW.GIGPIC.CO

Gig Pic features in the Greater Manchester Business Week Magazine

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A NEW photo-sharing app lets music lovers share their snaps from concerts, gigs and festivals.

Gig Pic, created by radio presenter Dane Elliott, is due to go live this month and has already amassed 16,000 users.

The App allows users to share their love of music by checking into an event or location and start taking pictures. Once they appear on the activity feed, they can be viewed, liked and shared by the online community who are searching for photos taken at a particular gig or location.

Elliott Created the app after becoming fed up with not having a dedicated place to share gig pictures with friends and other music enthusiasts. He said: “It allows a whole new level of interaction and discovery.”

Gig Pic has already excelled in being a new creative project run purely by individuals that have a passion for music and the live event world. “Artists can also check into the event and share the experience from an artist perspective, whilst also allowing them to see and feel the atmosphere created by the fans.”

The free app has now taken off with support from the music industry.”Myself and the Gig pic team have attended large scale events like Parklife, Global Gathering, Nass Festival and Boardmasters in the past year. We have really positive feedback from some of the acts like Radio 1’s Danny Howard and DJ’s Andy C and Will Sparks. We’ve also had loads of acts using the app to showcase their gigs, which has been great to see.”

Gig Pic will officially launch on March 18 – a year after it was put on the app store.
The founder said: “We had to build a following first, as soon as there’s a cost involved people aren’t as interested and its harder to market.”

Gig Pic allows users to share photos from previous events, with a function to upload their favourite moments of a past gig.

Twitter and Facebook also links into the app too, allowing users to share pictures on other social media pages. The young creator added: “The great thing with Gig Pic is we can cover gigs anywhere in the world but we don’t have to be in one particular place.”

“This summer we’re providing coverage for over 30 UK Festivals and will be covering some European events too. We will never turn down coverage for an event because of their location or size.”