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    Thursday, November 09, 2006

    Demand Your Artists

    I was just thinking the other day how the web is the perfect place to build communities. Eventful Demand is a website that allows fans to start a 'demand' for their favorite artist to come to their city and perform. Clearly this is intended for under-served markets, but is a nice tool for music enthusiasts who are normally at the mercy of bookings. I know fans certainly clamor on band sites for their shows, but ED really shows the collective power of critical mass being utilized by the web. Apparently booking agents have been keeping an eye on this consumer-powered community to see if maybe they should add or change tour stops for their artists. Great idea here.

    On Demand


    Ranting 3:16 PM  

    That is fatastic. I'll have to check it out!

    Chris 2:40 PM  

    The surprising thing about Eventful Demand has been the response from the artists themselves. They love seeing demand in places they never thought to go; one musician recently discovered a following in Seattle that he never knew about, and he's been back there twice since.

    (Disclaimer: I work for Eventful. Still, the success of Demand took me by surprise.)

    Stephanie 10:50 PM  

    It's a great idea and the fact that you can create a link or a sticker to your demand is great. However, I think their demand service as well as user demands can be amplified if they added more options for users to promote their demands like automatically posting Myspace bulletins or to your blog.



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