Ashran Dato' Ghazi, CEO of MAGIC; Dato' Freddie Fernandez, Founder of GIG88, Liv Kong, CEO of GIG88
GIG88, Malaysia’s largest performing artist platform officially introduced a one-stop marketplace that enables anyone to source and book performing artistes, GIG88.com.
Founded by Ziv Kong, Brandon Chong and Calvin Ng, GIG88 is a free-to-use platform that is mainly designed to aggregate different types of performers and showcases them through their video platform. Described as ‘digital Yellow Pages’ for performing arts; the platform populates a wide plethora of entertainers from emcees, live bands, illusionists, beatboxers, to cultural performances and more.
"There are many good acts out there but perhaps they do not have the opportunity to showcase their talent due to the lack of proper promotion. So with that in mind, we wanted to create a level playing field for both event organisers and anyone who are looking for talent and for the many talents out there to meet and collaborate," said Ziv Kong, CEO of GIG88.
The company also revealed their plans to expand the open-platform's usage to accommodate event venues and schedule management for a more conducive B2B and C2C interactions, thus enhancing the event organising, performing arts and entertainment industry.
GIG88 was a part of MAGIC’s Accelerator Programme, the largest program in Southeast Asia to grow a community of regionally-focused startups. Previously, GIG88 was known as TalentPal and has been in the market since 2013, but rebranded itself in 2015 to focus on creating a solution using technology to make event organising and talent recognition more convenient.