I’ve just been reading John Young’s post on his forum about paying for gigs where you live:John Young Message Board – New ways…...
It strikes me as an odd idea where you pledge an amount of money and once there’s enough money pledged, then it’s likely a gig will be arranged.
I suppose this explains it better (but it still leaves me a little confused):
How does it work ?? Well it’s easy some folks will sponsor shows i.e. $500 or £200 etc etc and some will just pay for a ticket or two and some who are curious will just turn up for free… it’s just a way to get heard and a way to make things happen.
Of course if you buy a share of the concert you can sell parts of that share to friends and we can also try and help you move those ‘tickets’ so it doesn’t cost you too much…and of course no money changes hands until the night of the show.
This is starting to get exciting although it will take time to grow…it means there will be an appreciative audience at the gig and that concerts will happen
So there you have it. It will be interesting to see how this comes together, and if it can make a good model for live music and smaller bands and artists.