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June Kinoshita

This is another great example of how artists and fans can work together to develop new markets for performing and promoting music. We recommend using house concerts as incentives for Kickstarter-type fund-raising campaigns. With our fan network, we raised $2,000 in about 24 hours to pledge to a Kickstarter campaign for guitarist Monte Pittman, in exchange for a private concert. In all, about a dozen individuals and fan groups around the country did the same thing. They exceeded the Kickstarter goal 10-fold and enabled the artist to hire top producers and musicians to collaborate on his album. Everyone is happy!

Here's a media release about this:
“Street Teams” Powered by Social Media Help Launch Independent Musicians

Greg Brent

In my opinion this is a great market to tap into. There are so many folks in the outer areas of cities who love music but may not want to go "downtown" or to the entertainment districts.

I guarantee a band has fans who would be interested in doing this. They may need some guidance but it's not hard. It just involves having a place to share with others.

Circe Link

I think any artist today must see the value in the alternative venue, and house concerts are one of the best indeed! While I know it's expensive to run a site, especially ones with a community, I have to admit I was turned off by the large fee and additional ads offered on one of these sites for artists to get “featured”.
Feels a bit like a business model I've seen somewhere before....

Devora Clark

I used to play at house concerts in Brentwood, TN, before this idea was birthed with technology. As an artist, I'm starting over and glad to see this as an option for a solo artist:) Devora Clark

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