Updated Soundcloud Gigs Listings

Soundcloud recently made a change to their website which alters the way URLS (web links) are displayed on their site so we have updated the GigaTools Gigs listings on Soundcloud profiles to fit in with this change. Now, your Soundcloud Gigs listings will only include a link to your complete GigaTools Gigs listing page instead of linking each of your Gigs to any websites you may have linked them to.

GigaTools users do not need to change their profiles at all and it is safe to continue connecting your GigaTools Gigs to your Soundcloud profile.

Here is what the new Gigs listing looks like

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Sync your GigaTools Pro Gigs with your Original GigaTools Account

To automatically Sync your GigaTools Pro Gigs with any original GigaTools account, follow these instructions.

If you have not already set up an existing original GigaTools account and at least one User via the admin.gigatools.com site, do that first. If you don’t have an original GigaTools account, contact us and we will set one up for you at no charge.

Log into GigaTools Pro and follow the link to MANAGE > ARTISTS and select the Artist whose Gigs you wish to Sync

From that page, copy the 2nd URL under the heading iCal & Google Calendar feed / GigaTools feed URL:

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Then log into admin.gigatools.com and follow the link to EDIT USER

Choose GigaTools Pro from the feed type select menu and paste the URL into the form field below

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Hit SUBMIT and you’re done!

After this all CONFIRMED Gigs on GigaTools Pro will be automatically imported into your original GigaTools Gigs listings.

Any changes you make to the Gigs on GigaTools Pro will also be updated on your original GigaTools listings. There is a delay between when you add or change a Gig on GigaTools Pro to when they are updated on your public Gigs listings. This delay can be up to 2 hours so please take this into consideration.

You can Sync Gigs from GigaTools Pro with any other original GigaTools account, either one that you own and manage yourself or one that any of your Artist’s manage themselves so they can both manage their own Gigs and automatically import any Gigs you book for them.

If you’re not using GigaTools Pro to book and manage your Gigs, grab yourself a free trial account and check it out now > http://pro.gigatools.com

Install our “Upcoming Gigs” Facebook App

If you want to list your Gigs on a tab on one or more of your Facebook Pages, follow these instructions:

Be sure that you are logged into Facebook as the owner of the Facebook Page you want to list your Gigs on.

Log into GigaTools and hit EDIT USER or EDIT GROUP for the User or Group whose Gigs you want to list.

On the right hand side of the page, follow the link to MANAGE Facebook • App (as shown in the image)

Scroll down the page until you see the installation instructions. click the CLICK HERE link to install the App on your Facebook Page (shown in image)

Clicking that link will take you to Facebook and present you with a dialog box asking if you want to install the GigaTools Upcoming Gigs App on your Facebook Page. Be sure to choose the correct Facebook page if you have more than one. Click the blue ‘Add Upcoming Gigs’ link.

After doing this you should be returned to the GigaTools site to complete the installation. If you have more than one User or Group you will be asked to choose which User or Group you want to install the App on.

Once you’re back on the MANAGE Facebook • App page you will be asked for your Facebook Page ID which you can find by clicking on the GIGS tab that you just installed on your Facebook Page

Copy this Page ID and paste it into the form on the MANAGE Facebook • App page on GigaTools (shown)

Hit Save and then refresh your GIGS tab on Facebook and you should see your Upcoming Gigs listing!

Problems with Gig Announcements?

If you’re having problems with your Gig Announcements, this guide should help you solve them.

There are many reasons that your automated Gig Announcements can stop on Facebook or Twitter but thankfully only one easy solution.

If you’re having trouble with Twitter follow these steps:

  • Log in to GigaTools
  • Follow the link to EDIT USER or EDIT GROUP for the affected GigaTools User or Group
  • Under the CONNECTIONS heading, on the Twitter panel, click the red REVOKE link
  • Once the page has refreshed, go back to the Twitter panel and click the Sign in with Twitter link
  • Be sure to grant all the permissions that the GigaTools Twitter App requires on the Twitter website
  • After you return to the GigaTools site, check your ANNOUNCEMENTS & TIME ZONE settings are configured to suit your needs

If you’re having trouble with Facebook follow these steps:

  • Log into Facebook and from the APPS page, completely remove the GigaTools App (not the Upcoming Gigs App)
  • Log in to GigaTools
  • Follow the link to EDIT USER or EDIT GROUP for the affected GigaTools User or Group
  • Under the CONNECTIONS heading, on the Facebook panel, click the red REVOKE link
  • Once the page has refreshed, go back to the Facebook panel and click the Connect link
  • Be sure to grant all the permissions that the GigaTools Facebook App requires when on the Facebook website
  • When you are returned to the GigaTools site, choose which of your Facebook pages should receive announcements (if you have any Facebook Pages)
  • Check your ANNOUNCEMENTS & TIME ZONE settings are configured to suit your needs

If you have multiple Facebook pages we recommend only announcing your Gigs on as few of them as possible. Facebook limits posts coming in via the stream, which affects how many posts can be made to your pages or profile from GigaTools. If you are experiencing issues, please visit Facebook’s Help Center for more information on their limits and best practices.

Plug your Gigs into your Wix.com website

Using WIX.com to build your website? You can easily plug your Gigs into any WIX page via one of their free Apps called ‘Feed Ninja’

Simply add the Feed Ninja to your Wix Page and connect it to your RSS feed e.g http://gigs.gigatools.com/g/GigaTools.rss

Take a look at this little example here http://promo336.wix.com/gigatools

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Private Data Feeds

We’ve just added a handy new feature that allows you to share confidential information about each of your Gigs via your Gigs feeds in Apple iCal, Google Calendar, XML, JSON & RSS formats.

Simply add the information when editing your Gigs and then share this privately via the new Private Feed URLs. You can reset these URLs at anytime to revoke access to anyone you may have shared your feeds with.

This information will only be visible via these Private Feed URLs.

Step 1 : Add some info in the Private Info window on the Gig form
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Step 2 : Share via your Private Feed URL
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Show unconfirmed Gigs in your private feeds

We’ve just added a handy feautre to our Gigs listings. You can now share details of all your Gigs, uncluding any unconfirmed Gigs you have that are not visible in your public feeds, by using our Private Key feature.

When you share your Private Key with someone they can now subscribe to your Gigs feeds via the usual methods such as Apple iCal, Google Calendar etc or view right in the web browser and they will now see your Private Data and any unconfirmed Gigs in your feed.

Read more about Private Feeds & Keys here => http://blog.gigatools.com/archives/332

Unofficial Windows Phone GigaTools App

Using a Windows phone? Checkout this fan made GigaTools App.
Never miss a gig of your favorite artist again! Just search for an artist from soundcloud, location, city or country and you’ll see every event that suits your search. For even easier management pin your favourite artist, city, location or country on your start screen or save the date in your calendar. Let your friends know you’re attending an event by sharing it via sms or facebook. Disclaimer: This is an unofficial windows phone app for GigaTools.
Click here for the App

(note, this App is not developed by GigaTools so we are unable to provide tech support for its use)

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Refer a Friend and Get Free Time :-)

We have introduced a referral system for all GigaTools account holders. Simply refer one or more of your friends to GigaTools and if they sign up we will credit your account with between 1-3 months free! We will credit your friends account with a 1 month bonus when they sign up too.

The amount of free time you will be credited depends on what time of account you have. If you have a Single account you will be credited 3 months free for every successful referral. Twin and Group accounts will receive 2 months free and Pro account holders will receive 1 month for every successful referral.

There are no limit to the amount of free months you can earn so log in now and invite your friends to GigaTools :-)

http://admin.gigatools.com/referafriend

 

 

Add a Soundcloud Set to each of your Gigs!

Would you like to promote your Gig more by including a Soundcloud Set on your Gig listing page? Now you can!

Simply paste a Soundcloud Embed Code into your Gig when adding it to GigaTools and it will show up on your Gigs listing page.

Be sure to use a Soundcloud Set, not a Track.

Grab the Embed Code for your Soundcloud set via the Soundcloud site, shown below

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Then paste that code into the Soundcloud Set field on the Extra Information page for your Gig via the GigaTools site, shown below

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That’s it! now your Soundcloud Set will be displayed on your Gigs listing Page for that Gig :-)

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GIGATOOLS FOR ARTISTS

Easily integrate your upcoming Gigs schedule with any number of sites & social networks such as Facebook, Twitter & Soundcloud as well as in your own blog or custom website.

Update all your sites instantly from the one place!


GIGATOOLS FOR LABELS & AGENTS

Save hours of time each month by managing multiple schedules for all your artists from the one place and ensure all your artists' upcoming Gigs are always up to date across all of their various internet sites & social networks.

Richie Hawtin & MINUS

GigaTools is easiest way for us to update & share new gig info with Minus fans across our social networks, with a super helpful team who can help with any request

DJ Nino Brown

GigaTools is DOPE! keep all my sites & social networks up to date from one place? Awesome!

Chris Liebing & CLR

We love GigaTools, all of the CLR Artists use the program. Its perfect that with one single entry, all of our websites and social networks are updated instantly.