Originally Posted by thrash_jazz
It's not an outright scam, but it's definitely buyer beware - make sure to read reviews and keep close tabs on what you applied for, since unfortunately many of the gig placements are poorly managed.
That's about my experience. One of my old bands had one. We got a few good gigs out of it (the best was a summer 'concert in the park' gig at a nearby touristy town). It got us more from gigs then we paid into it, but there was at least one or two flakes that I can remember off hand.
I'm not 'in it to win it' anymore like I was a few years ago, when EPKs were a must. I've been sort of out of it for that side of the music industry, but I thought they would have died out by now in favor of just a good, well designed website.