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I’ve been a session vocalist since 2009 and get asked this question quite a bit so I figured I’d put down my thoughts in a blog post.

After all my years in session vocals, which platform is best, AirGigs or Soundbetter?
 
Well, I think this is a very personal situation as I know many that really like SoundBetter and have had great results with them, while there are others that aren’t feelin’ it as much.
 
I fall into that second category.
 
I appreciate what they’re trying to do and I’m glad they exist. I’ve landed work on there and have been able to do so for absolutely free. Which is great! I think being on BOTH platforms is the smartest decision.
 
But as far as why I think AirGigs takes the cake by a longshot in this arena, read on:
 
 
1. AMOUNT OF WORK
I’ve landed hundreds of gigs on AirGigs verses only a handful on Soundbetter. Again, I know this varies for others. You can probably easily find people on SB with hundreds of gigs under their belt and yet they haven’t landed many on AirGigs. This is just my personal experience.
 
2. PRICE POINT
I’ll often lose deals or receive push back because of my pricing. On AirGigs this never happens and in fact I’ve had someone say I was charging too little and pay me double. Also, people often leave me very nice bonuses beyond the flat fee they pay.
(AirGigs has a ‘leave a tip’ option. Another plus in their camp!)
 
3. SPEED OF COMPLETION
AirGigs has a 3 day timer in place so your client can’t ghost you. If they don’t respond to your delivery within 3 days the deal automatically closes and you get paid. They of course have the option to pause the timer and request revisions. (once you deliver revisions, 3 day timer starts again and so on)
 
4. FREE JOB BOARD
On soundbetter you have to pay to see jobs. On AirGigs it’s free.
 
5. MESSAGING BEFORE SENDING A PROPOSAL
On Soundbetter you can’t talk to the person before sending a proposal. Many times I need to ask questions to understand the scope because there is not enough detail. This leads to me having to change the price after the fact which isn’t a great way to start off communication.
 
6. ONLY VERIFIED REVIEWS
Anyone can leave you a review on Soundbetter. Even if they haven’t worked with you. It’s only worked to my benefit as a service provider, but as someone purchasing, seeing reviews from someone’s Mom isn’t terribly helpful.
 
7. CALIBER OF CLIENTELLE
I’ve landed some very high profile opportunities on AirGigs. It’s not to say they don’t exist on Soundbetter. It’s just been my experience that on SB I’ll get more of the hobbyists (which I love too! homegrown projects have a lot of heart) and on AirGigs I get a lot more of the established corporations or composers doing some pretty great things in the industry.
 
Subsequently it’s elevated my career off the platform and landed me much more work off the platform as I’m now being seen on a larger scale by bigger projects.