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.”