Musicians and artists are available for freelance gigs and performances at weddings, corporate events, and even birthday parties. With the significant and diverse pool of talent available in Malaysia, sourcing for the right one to cater to the needs of one’s event is not an easy task.

Launched in November, GIG88 is a one-stop marketplace that enables anyone to source and book performing artists such as emcee, live bands, magicians, musicians and so on.

Landing page of GIG88.

“It was quite a task sourcing for the right talent, for the right event and for the right budget. Furthermore, there are many good acts out there but perhaps 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 or anyone for that matter, who are looking for talent, and for the many talents out to ‘meet’,” said Ziv Kong, the co-founder of GIG88.

With over 450 performers on the platform, the company believes that booking performing artists should not be a time consuming and painful endeavour.

What sets GIG88 apart from other booking site is its video platform that allows registered performers to showcase their talent via high-quality video instead of photo portfolios or profile write-ups.

GIG88 Team during MaGIC Accelerator Program.
GIG88 Team during MaGIC Accelerator Program.

Ziv further added that the portal functions as a digital Yellow Pages that populates a wide plethora of entertainers such as illusionists, magicians, clowns, master of ceremonies (MC) for all sorts of functions to performers that range from solo artistes, beatboxers, young indie bands to cultural performances. Those seeking talent can then “window shop” for any talent they require and browse through their respective portfolios of work through their video platform.

For more information about GIG88 or to experience their service, head over to

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