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Old 02-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb I wanted more concerts close to my home, so i built a website concept. Your opinion?

Hi all

I'm new here, as i am looking for advise.
Me: Jonas, from Denmark. Musician and multimedia nerd.

The past half year i developed a concept/website, because i really don't get why venues, cafés and festivals decide what kind of music we want to see live in concert. I also thought that it's sad that we might never see "that little genius band from half around the world" live in concert because the bookers don't think they can sell tickets.

Therefore i made this concept where everyone can "request" concerts close to their homes and within a fair price range. My plan is to provide this info to venues who are interested, and if enough people at a given location want a given concert, they might book it. Then they can, through my concept, send invitations to ticketsale to the users who want the concert. Win win! At least that is my dream scenario.


I would really like your opinion on my idea!

- Do you think the concept can work?
- Do you like the design of the website?
- Do you have an idea of how i can make people aware of it? (i don't have any money at the moment.)?
- Do you know of any investor-something-business-music-related thing who might be interested in helping?
- Did i translate the website correctly to english?

I decided to call the concept "Cravegig", as in "crave gig".

I'm not allowed to post link to website, but you can search for "cravegig" on google, and then look for the dot com.

Any feedback is welcome and much appreciated!

Thank you for any time you spend,
- Jonas
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is that supposed to mean?


(The posts i was refering to has been deleted.)

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It means he's two posts away from being banned
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh

For a minute i thought he yelled "yeee, that's a great idea.".
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Fantastic concept, but it's something that would have to blow up drastically to get the attention it would need to serve it's purpose. The specificity of it is why it would need so much attention. Take an example (Radiohead), a band which with an estimate would need at the least 20,000 "Craves" to get the venues attention, it would be hard to get (assuming) 20,000 people who all agree on a certain venue. I took a quick look at the website, which looks great by the way, but I couldn't figure out how the location plays out. Is it based off of the users sign-up location? (Certain mile radius of Zip Code, State, City?) There is also the obvious of the band or managers willingness to play at the venue, but the part where the website makes it easy, is guaranteeing that there is indeed a fan base where they are being asked to play. Adding a section for bands to sign up was a very smart move, as something like this could be ideal for lesser known or up and coming bands. To get more attention, you definitely need to spread this website all over the Internet. Music communities like last.fm, Reddit's Music subreddit etc. where it can potentially be free to get the word around.

Creating a Kickstarter, would be a good idea to raise awareness of the website, and raise money to buy adspace for places like Pandora, Allmusic, Spotify, music magazines, any place that has people who are already going out of there way to discuss, listen, discover, or purchase music.
If there is a market, it will sell, but it's a numbers game and for this case, it has to be of a massive amount, potentially chaotic. I think it's a genious idea, godspeed to you mate.

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fantastic concept, but it's something that would have to blow up drastically to get the attention it would need to serve it's purpose. The specificity of it is why it would need so much attention. Take an example (Radiohead), a band which with an estimate would need at the least 20,000 "Craves" to get the venues attention, it would be hard to get (assuming) 20,000 people who all agree on a certain venue. I took a quick look at the website, which looks great by the way, but I couldn't figure out how the location plays out. Is it based off of the users sign-up location? (Certain mile radius of Zip Code, State, City?) There is also the obvious of the band or managers willingness to play at the venue, but the part where the website makes it easy, is guaranteeing that there is indeed a fan base where they are being asked to play. Adding a section for bands to sign up was a very smart move, as something like this could be ideal for lesser known or up and coming bands. To get more attention, you definitely need to spread this website all over the Internet. Music communities like last.fm, Reddit's Music subreddit etc. where it can potentially be free to get the word around.

Creating a Kickstarter, would be a great idea to raise awareness of the website, and raise money to buy adspace for places like Pandora, Allmusic, Spotify, music magazines, any place that has people who are already going out of there way to discuss, listen, or purchase music.

Wow, thanks for the great feedback!

I truly agree that it is something that needs to go viral somehow, if it should work.

I also agree regarding radiohead, however i think that for some of the greater bands and venues, it might be possible to arrange smaller, but more exclusive concerts for the greatest fans. I don't know, but maybe.

Would it be okay to use Kickstarter to raise money for advertisement?
Kickstarter is not available in Denmark, but i saw something like it called Indiegogo. I should definitely look more into that, but it somehow feels wrong to ask people to pay for advertisement.. but then again - the concept intends to give value back as a result of awareness, so maybe it is okay.

Actually i tried Reddit's music subreddit some hours ago. Got around 100 visits to the site, and then the activity faded away.. Probably because it's obvious that the site does not have many active users yet. Very few actually.

Thank you so much for your time!
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I forgot:
Yes, the location is based on the one from the sign up form and radius. The user notes how far he/she wants to travel, and if this is within the distance to the venue, they are a part of the list of users getting invitations.
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I didn't know Kickstarter was U.S. based. Assuming that there is another similar service in your area, I don't think it would be wrong to use the money towards advertising. The reason I say this, is you don't have to give money, it's 100% optional. From my understanding, you don't get your initial investment back, it's to bring the project to life, and if adspace is what it takes, so be it. Keep taking stabs at it, take risks, you never know who might see.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is a good point. I'll look in to the options.

(Have to go to bed now.. it's 5 in the morning here. Too excited that i finally launched!)
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It is a good idea.
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