Wednesday 14 December 2011

Anyone can add gigs!

This has been a feature of Tokyo Gig Guide for a couple of years now, but it seems that a number of users don't realise that anyone can add gigs to the site.
If you find any gigs that you think should be listed on Tokyo Gig Guide, you are free to add them. Or if you want to promote your band or event, it's easy to add your gigs to Tokyo Gig Guide in English or Japanese.

First you need to register to the site. Don't worry - it's quick and free. You'll find a Login/Join link on the top right of the site. Click that, and on the next page click Register. Fill in your details, pass the simple picture spam check thing, and then you will get a link in your email inbox to confirm your registration.

Okay, once you are logged in, an Add a Gig link will appear in the top right. Click on that and a gig submission form will appear. Fill in that and voilĂ !

A few tips:

  • Do a quick search to make sure the gig is not already on the site.

  • Let's imagine you are adding a gig titled "Kicking Buckets vol.1" with three bands playing. If you only put "Kicking Buckets vol.1" in the gig title, that's all that will appear on the Gig Guide main page, and as people don't recognise it, they will be unlikely to click it. But if you put the band names in the title, people will be far more likely to click the link to your gig's page. Please remember to add the names of all the artists playing the gig.

  • The more information you can give, the better. In the details box, try to include links to the homepages of the artists and any helpful information.

  • Include an image. Upload the flyer for the event or a picture of one of the main artists.

  • If you are not sure about any section of the Add a Gig page, hover over the little light bulb icon next to each section and it will explain everything. Instructions are also included at the bottom of the page.

  • If you need to later edit any gigs you have added, when logged in, click the little Edit Event icon () next to the word Event at the top of your gig's page.

  • There is an extensive Help/FAQ you can refer to if you are confused. For any questions not answered there, send an email or message to admin.

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