Check out this very cool new service from violinist Sebastian Salek:
I recently launched a site that I thought your readers might find interesting/useful. It’s called DepFinder, and it’s basically a way of finding players at short notice. Musical directors can send out a request (e.g. a double bass player in New York for a gig on Tuesday) which would then be emailed to all our bass playing members in NYC. Hopefully it’s a way of quickly relieving the stress of a last-minute dropout while providing a new way of networking for freelance musicians.
DepFinder only launched yesterday, and we’ve already got members around the world. Excitingly, we managed to land our first gig (a violinist for a chamber orchestra concert in London) within a couple of hours of going live.