Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Given that the site has a nice look and is easy to use and that I can’t find anything else I can say that about, I’m wondering if this is a project that folks should get behind and help move to another level…
…Since I like the concept and wondered what happened, I wrote the guys at The New Rockstar Philosophy and heard back from Voyno. He basically told me that they had launched the site hoping it would take off on its own. Since it hasn’t and since they’ve been pressed for money and time, given their other projects, they haven’t been able to give it the additional attention it needs. But they’s still like to see the service move forward. (More here)
The conclusion was mainly what we expected, that being that Yes DIYgigs is a great idea but it needs some TLC and cash money. In the comments a few folks offered some alternatives. In the US there is a fine site called IndieOnTheMove.com and in the UK there is a site called GetaGig. I can’t vouch for how either site works, but the more resources for musicans the better I say.
But DIYgigs.com is different. I would say that it’s easier to use, and could grow to contain the worlds largest database of places to play. So Hoover and I have decided to put our money where our mouth is. We’ll be doing a content push in the next few months and hopefully DIYgigs will become a resource for all touring musicians.