The Concept: A marketplace & community of recording, mixing and mastering professionals working on projects from their own studios.
The Goal: To open up new possibilities for music production via online collaboration and a new income stream for sound designers, session musicians and audio engineers. And why do we think it's possible? "Virtual" collaboration is already happening all over the music world, and AirGigs is just a central platform where people can post gigs for their skills and talents.
The Process: On AirGigs, sellers post gigs for music production services that they can deliver online. They set the terms, provide links to representative samples (sound clips) and specify what materials (rough mixes, session files, formats, etc) that they require from buyers. All communication and file exchange happens through the Airgigs system. However, files in excess of 50mb are transferred via third party applications like Dropbox or Yousendit. Buyers can leave reviews of gigs they have purchased.
The Finances: When a buyer purchases a gig, payment is made through PayPal. AirGigs holds payment until the gig has been completed and then takes a 7% commission from the seller.
The Benefits: For sellers the benefit is obvious - we handle all the marketing and you make money doing what you're best at. Buyer's have the opportunity to browse offerings from amazingly talented people all over the world.
AirGigs.com is currently in Beta, and we will be adding new features and functionality as the community grows.