Do I pay to create and maintain an account on BeatGig?
No. Creating and maintaining an artist account on BeatGig is free.
Can any artist register on BeatGig?
No. BeatGig is exclusive and only allows select artists to register. All artists must input an access code to register and create an account.
How do I get an access code?
You can apply for an access code by emailing Please include links to social media accounts, a press kit, and any additional information you feel would be useful. A member of our team will review your application, and if we feel you would be a good fit for BeatGig, we will reach out with an access code and registration instructions.
Does BeatGig require exclusive contracts with artists?
No. BeatGig does not require exclusive contracts with artists.
How do I start booking shows with BeatGig?
Once you have completed your account, it will be listed on our artist index. Buyers then browse this index and send show inquiries to artists they are interested in booking. These inquiries include show details such as: buyer's name, show date, venue, address, start time, set length, show price, etc. You can then either accept, decline, or counter these show inquiries. Once you agree on terms with the buyer, a standard contract will be issued to both parties for review and signatures.
How does payment work?
Once the standard contract has been signed by both parties, the buyer will be prompted to run payment. Once the buyer runs payment, Braintree will hold the money in escrow, and you will receive a notification that payment has been secured. When you arrive at the venue on the day of the show, ask the buyer for the payment code. Input the payment code into BeatGig before or after your performance to transfer payment.
Does BeatGig take a commission?
Yes. BeatGig earns a 12.9% commission on each show booked. This fee includes all payment processing fees.
What is Braintree?
Braintree is a subdivision of PayPal. It is one of the most secure payment systems in the world, and handles transactions for companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Braintree accepts PayPal, Bitcoin, Venmo, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and credit/debit cards. You can learn more at
Does BeatGig store my personal information (credit card information, social security number, etc.)?
No. Braintree handles all your personal information, and BeatGig does not store any of this data.
How long does it take to receive payments?
Payment transfers generally take 2 business days, depending on your account provider.