We are excited to announce the launch of Show Forecasts, the latest feature of Ticket Counts Pro that algorithmically predicts sales for upcoming shows. Show Forecasts enables agents to make better-informed decisions about where to allocate both current and future promotional efforts for their clients’ shows.
Our algorithm analyzes the sales histories of thousands of shows to predict where sales will ultimately end up for each show. The algorithm takes into consideration multiple data points, including but not limited to the venue’s capacity and both the artist’s and the venue’s previous sales history. Ticket Counts Pro makes this all possible by collecting and storing ticket counts in a best-in-class cloud database, freeing your sales data from the limitations of a spreadsheet. With Show Forecasts, agents can more effectively highlight successes to their clients and focus marketing attention on shows that are lagging.
We visualize these predictions on our Artist Dashboard via a three-tiered star system:
Full star: A show will likely come close to selling out.
Half star: A show will likely sell between 50% and 80% of the house.
No star: A show will likely sell less than half the house.
Below is a screenshot of what Show Forecasts look like on the Dashboard for a particular artist:
This three-tiered system can inform both the short-term and long-term booking and marketing decisions that agents make on a daily basis. For shows with a full star, agents can feel more confident about booking their client(s) at that particular venue in the future, while shows with half or no stars serve as a signal to agents to check in on their promotional campaigns in those corresponding markets.
Since launch, our Show Forecasts have predicted sales performance with nearly 90% accuracy. We have collected over 116,000 ticket counts to date and continue to expand our client base every week with new booking agencies. We look forward to seeing Show Forecasts become an integral component of Jamplify’s toolkit for evaluating ticket sales performance and making smarter booking decisions.
We are excited to announce the release of Jamplify Live Intel for Booking Agents, which empowers agents to find the best bookings for their clients.
On the back of our Ticket Counts Pro product that collects sales numbers from thousands of venues around the world, we have freed up agents and their teams to do what they do best: book shows.
As we talked with our agency clients about their booking process, they told us that they use a wide range of databases and tools to source opportunities. For example, some scour Songkick to look at similar artists’ routings and almost everyone spends a ton of time on Google Maps trying to figure out if markets are within range of each other.
Speaking with our clients, we thought, “What if we could create a database of every show and venue in North America and pair it with the power of Google Maps?”
With Live Intel, we provide our clients with amazing flexibility to identify booking opportunities in ways they have never been able to before. And it’s all beautifully displayed on an interactive map, so you always know exactly where you’re sending your artist.
Target thousands of venues in North America by:
Distance from location (including radius clause)
When you need to fill an avail between two bookings, you can specify both booked cities and we’ll identify the venues in the middle that work best (as shown in the example above)!
For each venue, you’ll find a robust profile with a Full Calendar of announced bookings (powered by SeatGeek). If you use our Ticket Counts Pro product, you can also view all of your previous bookings with a particular venue and how well they sold, so you can identify venues that you should absolutely return to (or not).
Live Intel has already become the daily tool of choice for our clients and we’re excited to introduce it to more agents over the coming weeks and months.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re interested in getting access or if you would like a live demo (Matt Sternberg, Head of Business Development, firstname.lastname@example.org).
At Jamplify, we have the fortune of working with some of the most forward-thinking booking agencies in the business. This past summer we began working with Toronto-based Paquin Artists Agency and their amazing roster musicians, family shows, magicians, and ballets. The below case study outlines how Jamplify has changed the way their agency accesses ticket sales data for their shows and leverages that data to drive decision making for their agency.
“Jamplify is among the most user friendly pieces of online software I have encountered. The ease of adding and updating data has been enjoyed equally by our staff and clients.”
– Meaghan Sproule, Paquin Artists Agency
Paquin Artists Agency began using Jamplify to eliminate countless man hours that were being spent collecting, managing, and analyzing ticket counts data. Before using Jamplify, Paquin was spending upwards of 45 hours per week reaching out for ticket counts, following up with promoters, processing automated reports, and organizing ticket counts in spreadsheets to share with managers.
Paquin supplied Jamplify with over 500 tour dates to collect ticket counts for over the following 6 months. The Jamplify team seamlessly consolidated hundreds of tour dates from several spreadsheets into Paquin’s Jamplify dashboard.
After the tour dates were added, the Jamplify system began ticket counts request automation, eliminating the need for Paquin to reach out and follow up with hundreds of promoters across 500 tour dates.
To date, Jamplify has collected over 5,000 ticket counts for Paquin Artists Agency, allowing the Paquin team to focus on more important revenue driving initiatives. By eliminating the ticket counts process through Jamplify, Paquin Artists Agency saves over $25,000 per year in labor.
“Not having to go through the laborious task of constantly contacting promoters and venues for counts has added countless hours back into staff’s weeks allowing focus to be on more important matters.”
– Meaghan Sproule, Paquin Artists Agency
As ticket counts continue to pour in for Paquin, the agency has amassed a large data set that can be used to sell out more shows.
“The greatest part of the platform is the sheer volume of data that is now at our fingertips allowing us to perform our jobs and serve our clients better.”
We always learn a ton by listening to our clients and music industry partners, and are incredibly grateful for their insights. A listen-first, build-second mentality in any industry goes a long way, but especially in ours, where there has been so much innovation for the music consumer (Spotify, Jukely, SeatGeek), but relatively little innovation for the music professional. By working collaboratively with promoters, agents, and managers over the past few years, we’ve had the fortune of building award winningtour marketing products that have been used by industry professionals around the world.
Through our experience building those products, we became intimately familiar with the ins and outs of ticket count collection. Agents told us firsthand how complicated the process can be. Presenting ticket sales data in effective ways is daunting. Oftentimes, there isn’t enough time or manpower on an agency-level to gather the ticket sales data agents need, let alone turn ticket sales data into actionable insights.
If you’re a booking agent, this might sound familiar to you:
You (or your assistant) emails several box offices for ticket counts
The box office contact emails back the ticket counts for each show
You (or your assistant) responds to some box offices to clarify their numbers
The box office contact responds with some clarification
Your assistant copies all of the numbers from various emails to various spreadsheets
Finally, your assistant emails you and relevant managers the most recent spreadsheets.
That’s six steps from when the assistant asks for the ticket counts to when the agent and relevant managers know how their shows are doing. Not to mention that at this point the data is just sitting in a spreadsheet, and doesn’t even begin to tell an impactful story. Multiply this across the dozens of shows an agent might care about on any given day, and that adds up to several hours every single day spent just trying to retrieve ticket counts. Zoom out agency wide, and you’re beginning to understand the scope of the problem.
Building on what we had learned from our other products, and the valuable input of industry leaders, we began to work.
Six months ago, we launched the first iteration of Ticket Counts Pro; designed to automate the entire ticket counts process, from collection to followups with delinquent promoters, creating spreadsheets (with the agency logo), as well as presenting visuals for the ticket sales data automatically.
Out of the box, here’s what the product does for our clients:
Automated data collection from 1,000s of venue box offices: With Ticket Counts Pro, our automated system reaches out to the box offices on specific days of the week. No more need for your assistant to send an email to box offices on the days they want ticket counts.
Direct input into your database: The box office inputs the ticket count into a unique submit page hosted and the data flows straight to your dashboard.. No more transcribing ticket counts from the box office’s emails to a separate spreadsheet.
Visualize show performance: Jamplify provides all the graphs, tables, and reports you could ever need so you can get an immediate sense of trends in ticket counts. No more staring at numbers in a spreadsheet that are difficult to decipher.
Jamplify has even started providing industry-wide insights to our clients so they can make better business decisions as agents. Whether they are deciding what size venue to book, or wondering if a promoter’s market is really “a walk-up town”, Jamplify’s insights can better inform every business decision that they make. Ticket Counts Pro from Jamplify transforms ticket counts from an agency-wide headache into a powerful asset that helps agents make revenue-maximizing business decisions for artists.
We invite you to try Ticket Counts Pro from Jamplify and see for yourself what automating the ticket count collection process can do for your agency. Our CEO, Andy Pickens, can be reached at email@example.com to set up a demo.
Henry Steinway has some unusually well-known aliases: the man performs and produces as both RL Grime and Clockwork, and the common denominator is bass-heavy music. The former name propelled trap music into the spotlight after an array of well-received originals and remixes (you’ve probably heard the booming remake of Benny Benassi’s classic “Satisfaction”), while Clockwork consistently produces some of the most innovative electro-house within the industry.
Steinway is definitely not lacking creativity, and his amazing ability to span genres has captivated audiences around the world. Genre purists are prevalent today, as there are a myriad of sub-genres arising out of house, dubstep, and drum n bass and labeling new music is harder than ever. Is it trap, drum step, dubstep, bro step, or chill step? The answer is irrelevant for most artists, and by splitting productions between two names Steinway has evaded labeling and categorization while making the music he loves. If you’re lucky you can catch Steinway playing two sets under BOTH of his names at some major festivals this year!
Clockwork has an awesome wave of shows coming to California to close out the month of May, and we have a SWEET deal worked out for our fans. The top promoter of each show wins 2 free tickets to the show, an opportunity to get on stage with the man himself, and a signed tour poster! Check it out here ( http://buff.ly/1jRwSGl ) and invite your friends!
Atmosphere’s new deluxe album “Southsiders” dropped last week with 20 brand new tracks and it made waves in the music world, reaching #2 on the iTunes charts. The Rhymesayers crew is keeping underground hip-hop alive and well. Pick this up as soon as possible!
House music is quickly coming into the forefront of the American music scene. While the likes of Skrillex and Deadmau5 brought innovative styles of electronic music into the mainstream, house music has been around for decades and it’s producers are only beginning to receive the recognition that they deserve. Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia, and Victor Calderone have stuck to their roots while their popularity continues to grow, and the older crowds are seeking a sanctuary from the neon-covered youth.
Disclosure was (and is) the essential group that proved house music can be fun, entertaining, innovative and accessible to the masses. Two teenage brothers from the UK changed the music scene in one fell swoop, and their debut album “Settle” has remained on the PirateBay Top 100 International Music Downloads since it’s release…January 4th, 2013. The drone of a repetitive drum and bass groove is no longer the standard: tempo changes, genre blending, soulful vocalists, and emphasis on bass are all characteristics of the new house music scene.
Manhattan still caters to the clubbing crowd, but Brooklyn has adapted their nightlife for the music purists. Output (Rolling Stones’ Top 10 American Clubs) became known and loved for their no phone, no recording policy, along with the absence of bottle service. The creation of Verboten and SRB (both nearby Output) has invigorated the scene with unprecedented energy, and both clubs are seeing the fruits of their labor.
Hannah Wants is a UK producer/ DJ who’s popularity is exploding due to some skillful yet catchy remixes and non-stop touring. Gotta Dance Dirty promoted several of her mix tapes and after recently hitting 100,000 listeners on SoundCloud she debuted her new remix of Disclosure’s hit collab “Confess to Me”. Her style is unique, captivating, and nearly all of her songs sound like the bass EQ is maxed out! Check her out on Soundcloud-you can directly download some great stuff for free. Crank up the volume and lace up your dancing shoes!
This summer has music fans salivating, with more festivals than ever before and every lineup is better than the last. May is already looking crazy but the event calendar really fills up in June, and fans will have to make hard choices about how they spend their time and money. We have the scoop on the best of what’s around and you can rest assured that it will be a memorable summer. There is a festival out there for everyone, regardless of musical taste or total budget.
Wakarusa Music Festival- Ozark, Arkansas June 5th-8th
For those of you in the midwest (or if you’re looking for a solid road trip) Wakarusa Music Fest offers a diverse array of the best talent around right now, and the jam band/DJ combination will have you dancing all weekend long. Fans of live improvisation will get their fill from EOTO, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Lettuce, Boombox, Twiddle, and Kung Fu. If you haven’t seen a jam band perform live, you are missing out on what makes these groups legendary. Wordlessly shifting between songs, keys, and time signatures, jam bands throw down a live show unlike anything else. Their command of the stage and their respective instruments is quite impressive! EDM fans, bass heads, and everyone in between will love catching Rusko, Bassnectar, Infected Mushroom, Break Science, ill.gates, and much more. This looks like an awesome time and the prices are cheaper than most!
Four day passes are $210 after fees, but camping must be purchased separately regardless of ticket option.
Mountain Jam Music Festival- Hunter Mountain, NY June 5th-8th
What was once a small grass-roots festival has quickly grown into one of the premier summer events in the Northeast. This years festival runs a comfortable four days with an unprecedented lineup featuring Pretty Lights, the Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Darkstar Orchestra, the Avett Brothers, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtules, two sets by Umphrey’s McGee, and more. Hunter Mountain is the perfect setting to dance through a long weekend and the cool climate is better than most summer venues. Ticket prices have increased to reflect the size and scope of the festival, but there is an array of activities available for anyone desiring a break from the music. Yoga, creative art activities, massage therapy, and much more are available to attendees for little to no cost (http://mountainjam.com/activities/), and there will be plenty of delicious food and drink that is sourced from local vendors.
Four day passes with camping go for around $280 after fees, and four day passes without camping are going for $250. Don’t miss out!
Governor’s Ball- Randall’s Island, NYC June 6th-8th
NYC’s beloved Gov Ball returns this year despite the muddy mess that went down last year, and the lineup has something awesome for fans of all genres. Old and new names fill the bill this year with headliners ranging from Outkast to Disclosure, and EDM fans are thrilled to see Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell (2/3 of Swedish House Mafia) join forces once again. Jack White always brings his A-game and Skrillex is riding high on the acclaimed success of Recess, so there is no doubt that you will catch some incredibly special performances this year. Randall’s Island is truly a great venue with tons of space, lush grass, and free water refill stations. The event organizers have taken even greater precautions this year to ensure the event will run smoothly and fans will have a great experience, regardless of the weather.
There are a wide variety of ticket options: Single day general admission passes are available (Saturday is sold out) for $115, and a GA 3-day pass runs for $250. If you’re looking for a truly wild experience there are numerous VIP options to maximize your fun at Governor’s Ball. Attendees always have great things to say about this event, so if you’re considering it get your tickets now before prices increase!
Sonar Music Festival- Barcelona, Spain June 12-14th
If you have a flexible schedule and some money to spend, Sonar Music Fest is the one event that will leave ALL of your friends in envy. This is Sonar’s 20th anniversary, and the lineup reads like an encyclopedia with a stunning array of 140 internationally-acclaimed DJs. That’s not a typo…Flux Pavillion, Richie Hawtin, Plastikman, Rudimental, Boys Noize, Bonobo, Trentemoller, Gesaffelstein, I am Legion, Brodinski, Camo & Krooked, Royskopp & Robyn, James Murphy, Pretty Lights, Loco Dice, and much more. If getting to this festival is even the slightest possibility, you have to make it happen!
Three day passes are $270 dollars, and there are also a variety of single day passes. http://sonar.es/en/pg/tickets
Bonnaroo- Manchester, Tennessee June 12th-15th
Ahh Bonnaroo-one of America’s largest and best-known festivals. I drove down to Bonnaroo in 2012 and had the time of my life. The scope is something to behold-if you take a ride on the ferris wheel you can get some great photos of the entire festival ground to truly understand how massive of a project this is. The lineup was diverse and included the best of every genre when I went, and the management team works hard to make each Bonnaroo bigger, better, and more enjoyable for the fans. This year’s lineup is like that of other established festivals like Coachella, Electric Forest, or Governor’s Ball- the lineup is just PACKED with talent, spanning both musical genres and generations. Jack White, Kanye West, Elton John, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lionel Richie, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, Kaskade, the Avett Brothers, Vampire Weekend, the Flaming Lips, Disclosure, Zedd, the Head and the Heart, Chromeo, Slightly Stoopid, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and much more. Bonnaroo has the setup down to a science, and there are going to be even more creative art installations, food vendors, and amenities for campers of any age or budget.
General admission camping passes are going for about $310 right now, but there is also a payment plan for those who are strapped for cash!
Spring Awakening- Chicago, Illinois June 13th-15th
Spring Awakening has emerged to become a premier electronic music festival in the U.S., as React Presents is doing everything they can to ensure the name and reputation continue to grow. Featuring two main stages and six featured headliners, the event returns to Soldier Field and although camping is not an option there is a wide array of hotels near the venue. The lineup this year rivals any major EDM festival, as it includes Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Kaskade, Knife Party, Diplo, Tiesto, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Flux Pavillion, Bingo Players, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Claude Vonstroke, Datsik, Kill the Noise, Feed Me, Ferry Corsten, Borgore, Arty, Blasterjaxx, Nervo, Kill Paris, Oliver, Tommy Trash, Markus Schulz, and much more.
Three day passes run for $235 after fees, and for the 21+ crowd VIP three day passes run for $363 after fees. If you’re looking for something new this summer you need to check out Spring Awakening!
Electric Forest- Rothbury, Michigan June 26th-29th
This festival is trying harder than anyone to make each year better than the last, and I can confidently say that last year’s EF was the best event I have ever attended. Hands down. Insomniac knows what they are doing, and in addition to art installations that will blow your mind the lineup is also another amazing one. Four full days of festival fun, with performance from the Glitch Mob, Excision, Flying Lotus, Steve Angello, the String Cheese Incident (3 shows), STS9 (2 shows), Moby, Schoolboy Q, EOTO, Tycho, Cherub, GTA, I am Legion, Kung Fu, MK, Pegboard Nerds, Seven Lions, Soul Clap, What So Not, and much, much more. The setup alone is worth the ticket price- I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like Sherwood Forest. The lasers and lights intersect in the forest, projecting across the neatly manicured pine trees to create a skyline that looks otherworldly. I may have a bias, but this is definitely one of the BEST events this summer and if you have the money it’s absolutely worth it.
Although the East Coast had an unusually long and dark winter, the temperature is on a rising trend and it’s safe to say that summer is around the corner. All of the vitamin D-deprived music fans are crawling out of hibernation and preparing for a summer with the highest concentration of music festivals the U.S. has ever experienced. Nearly every genre of music is more enjoyable with sunny skies and good friends, but reggae is undeniably the sound of summer. Slightly Stoopid has performed all across the world after over a decade of constant touring, and the group released their seventh full studio album (“Top of the World”) 2012. Chemistry between bandmates is something that can’t be created, but Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald (co-founders/current members) met when they were just young kids and the two have jammed together for nearly twenty years. It’s these intangible details which make Slightly Stoopid such a fan favorite: their instrumental prowess is undeniable and the band members have just as much fun as the fans.
The death of Bradley Nowell (Sublime) left a void in the reggae world which will never be filled. Nowell actually heard the band play at a small tavern back in 1995 and signed them to his record label immediately after, yet it took several years for Slightly Stoopid to mature into something greater. Their guitar work embodies the reggae style while showcasing strong composition capabilities, and their are few artists who can successfully weave technical guitar riffs into a smooth, tropical melody (check out the riffs in their smash hit “Closer to the Sun”). The band consistently blends a variety of genres into an unique final product, and both Doughty and McDonald have relaxed, airy vocals which perfectly suit the island vibe.
Slightly Stoopid is taking off on a MASSIVE U.S. summer tour that is hitting 22 major cities and we have an amazing promotion running for each show. The group is even touring with the famed G.Love so you know the vibe is going to be great. Sign up here (http://buff.ly/1eRc7u5) to promote a show near you: the top promoter of each jampaign wins a pair of VIP tix, a BBQ Meet N Greet with the band, and a custom glass stash jar for whatever you can think of sealing up! This is a deal you don’t want to miss: how cool would it be to tell your friends that not only did you meet Slightly Stoopid, but you BBQ’d with them too?! Start your planning your summer fantasies now and get ready for some great times.
For our Texas fans, there is a new festival coming to Oak Point Park and Nature Reserve in Plano! Suburbia Music Festival has an amazing lineup featuring Slightly Stoopid, Big Gigantic, J. Cole, Alabama Shakes, and more. Luckily for you we have another great jampaign running, and any of the TOP FIVE promoters will receive a pair of GA/VIP weekend passes! Check it out here (http://buff.ly/1jfC57t) and invite your friends!
Festivals are popping up all over the U.S. and it’s hard to keep track of the endless events. With tons of talent, amazing lineups, and wide range of prices it can be hard to narrow down the selection to something manageable. For the next few weeks I’ll cover the best of what’s around across every genre, month by month. Many of these events are way cheaper than you’d expect!
Suburbia Music Festival (Plano, TX) 5/3 & 5/4
This is a brand new festival that takes advantage of the massive music scene in Texas, and it has a diverse lineup for all every kind of fan. Big Gigantic, J Cole, GTA, Alabama Shakes, Third Eye Blind, & Twentyone Pilots are some of the notable headliners and you can snag a 2-day pass for only $100.
We have a great contest running to promote this one! The top promoter wins 2 VIP two day festival passes and the top 4 runner-ups each win a GA two day pass. Check it out HERE and get your friends involved!
This beloved festival takes place right on the beach with one of the best festival lineups of the year. Huge names from every genre will be rocking out on the sand, including The Black Keys, Pretty Lights, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, STS9, Zedd, Modest Mouse, Chance the Rapper, Outkast, and Jack Johnson. If you can make it down to Alabama this is one you DON’T want to miss! Tickets are $230 before fees and they even have a pre-festival kick-off party on 5/15 featuring Danny Brown, Iron & Wine, Wolfmother, and Bonobo.
Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL) 5/23-5/25
This is the one festival that jam band fans NEED to hit up. Summer Camp features a ridiculous lineup appealing to all ages and music styles, and the event is headlined by two legendary live acts. Moe and Umphrey’s McGee are both playing…three nights in a row! Fans will love the chance to catch three sets from some of the best musicians in the genre, and additionally Louts, Primus, the Trey Anastasio Band, Keller Williams, Lettuce, and Twiddle round out the jam band sector. Bassnectar, Gramatik, Wolfgang Gartner, Figure, and Mimose hold down the festival for the bass heads and there is an incredibly diverse lineup for everyone in between, including Slightly Stoopid, Cherub, Zac Brown Band, Matisyahu, and Koan Sound. If there is ANY way you can attend this one it’s definitely worth the time and money. Three day passes are only $200: get ‘em quick!
Electric Daisy Carnival (NYC) 5/24-5/25 Metlife Stadium
EDC is a major success around the world and the scope of the event grows year by year. This event has a well-rounded EDM lineup featuring some old and new faces, and the resurgence of deep-house is evident with the likes of MK, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Claud VonStroke. Crowd favorites like Afrojack, Bassnectar, and Calvin Harris will also grace the main stage for a memorable weekend. This is one of the more expensive ones, as 2-day passes are going for $240 right now. One day passes are also available for $140.
For the longest time trance was only a genre for purists. While techno was associated with pounding bass grooves, trance was known for complex orchestral arrangements and operatic vocals. But the times have changed! The likes of Tritonal, Maor Levi, Above & Beyond, and Gareth Emery are infusing the energy into trance that new generations of listeners crave so badly, and the genre’s popularity has grown exponentially. From EDC to Electric Forest, trance has made it’s mark in the U.S. and it’s here to stay. The man, the myth, and the legend who is Armin van Buuren returns to Madison Square Garden April 11th, and last year set a precedent when his world-famous A State of Trance production (concert+live podcast) sold out the venue. This was unimaginable just a few years ago, but the genre has delivered what the fans wanted. Tritonal exploded onto the scene within the last few years and their fan base is growing for a reason. By combining bass-heavy electro-trance with a fun and engaging live performance, this DJ/production duo has impressed fans of all ages and their hard work is unanimously admired throughout the genre. Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed hail from Austin, Texas and their chemistry on stage is undeniable. I caught them open for Dash Berlin in the summer of 2012 at Governor’s Island and was blown away by their set. Who was this new group that was jumping all over the stage? I thought the opener at a trance event was supposed to be low-key! Countless other fans have the same experience with Tritonal and they are appearing at more and more venues across the nation. Their first major LP “Piercing the Quiet” was released in 2011 and established the group as a force to be reckoned with. The complex productions prove how hard these guys work in the studio to rise above the competition, as they strike the perfect balance of making a gritty, energetic track while maintaining the beautiful melodies that trance fans crave. Luckily for you Tritonal is bringing the Colors Tour to over 20 major cities, and we have quite the hook up! There are two VIP tickets, a Meet n Greet, and a merch package up for grabs at every tour date for the top promoter of each show! Go here(http://buff.ly/1jd5iVa) to select your show, invite your friends, and get promoting!
Excision is bringing his Executioner Tour to a church.
Yes you read that correctly: on April 9th Excision’s wild tour is coming to The Bluestone, a gothic church converted into a music venue in Columbus, Ohio. The main room is in the sanctuary and features a loft in the back, which definitely sets the stage for a heavy dubstep show of epic proportions. The 115 year-old church features sprawling cathedral ceilings, and nothing could be a more intense backdrop for some heavy 140 bpm dubstep. Excision is a legend within the genre, consistently producing bass-filled tunes for almost a decade and frequently collaborating with the likes of Datsik and Downlink. I first saw him open for Deadmau5 at Roseland Ballroom back in 2011 and was blown away in every sense. Catching Excision as an opener was a rare event in itself, but his set was absolute madness from start to finish and the crowd was left exhausted for the main event of the evening. The man is definitely working hard to develop his signature sound while pushing the genre, and his name consistently appears on festival bills across the world. Fans know what to expect from Excison: a diverse, wild set that keeps the feet moving and the fists raised in the air. In 2012 a new supergroup known as Destroid emerged (featuring Excison, Downlink, and KJ Sawka (former Pendulum drummer) playing and producing together) and the reception was amazing. You can expect Excision to mix in a few of these hard-hitting collaborations as they are unanimous crowd favorites! This is the perfect scene for a wild night, yet there is another reason why this is a must-see show. Dirtyphonics and Ill.Gates are the supporting acts on the bill, and the stars are aligned for a wild night of bass and dancing. Dirtyphonics and Excision were the topic of conversation after the 16th annual Shambhala Music Festival this past summer, as the two delivered some of the heaviest, most technical sets that weekend. It is definitely going to be a hot, sweaty mess and the show will sell out soon. Luckily you can win two VIP tickets by promoting the show here(http://buff.ly/1kRPE1m),along with a 25% discount to ThePrimeShop.com! Get out there and enjoy the music!
Take a Break From The Cold With Slightly Stoopid @Aragon_Ballroom 3/14
Reggae has really expanded as a genre in recent years, and there are massive influxes of new bands that are bringing the island sound to everyone’s ears. Slightly Stoopid is one of the few veteran groups who still dominate the genre, and fans of all ages know exactly what all the hype is about. The band caught the attention of the late Bradley Nowell (Sublime) in 1995 and that was just one of many promising signs in their early career. After a few well-received studio releases the band’s popularity really started to take off and they were blessed with heavy air play on several major radio stations. Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald founded the group after growing up as childhood friends, and these skilled mulit-instrumentalists still anchor the band with their impressive experience. The most recent studio album “Top of the World” was released in 2012 to a strong reception and the band is currently touring with an impressive supporting cast: Mariachi El Bronx with the hip-hop powerhouses who are The Grouch and Eligh. Slightly Stoopid features guitar work that’s nicely balanced between smooth melodies and technical riffs, showcased in the popular hit “Closer to the Sun”. The warm bass and fun lyrics complete a recipe for greatness and it definitely cements Slightly Stoopid as one band you need to see! The group has sold out several shows in Chicago before and their upcoming show at the Aragon Ballroom will definitely sell out soon, but don’t worry- we have the hook up! Chi-town has been pounded by the cold this winter-and everyone is hoping to catch some summer vibes. Enter our jampaign (clickhere: http://buff.ly/1ktojCA) to promote the show to your friends: the top promoter wins 2 VIP tickets to the show!
Sublime and Bob Marley are well-known to most music fans, but reggae is continuing to break into the mainstream through a variety of new artists. Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, and even Jack Johnson have brought laid-back, tropical melodies to younger listeners and now Iration is leading the reggae revolution. Although all five members currently reside in Santa Barbara, they were each born and bred in Hawaii and still rep their roots at concerts across the nation. The style and lyrics are all inspired by island life, good friends, and summertime, while the traditional reggae themes are supported by their impressive musicianship. The guitarists have a great tone and Micah Pueschel (lead singer) conveys the same emotion and clarity in concert as on their albums-this in itself is rare, and not to be overlooked. Last winter Iration played an intimate show at Irving Plaza in New York City, and the audience was very receptive to a no-frills band playing a high-quality concert. Adam Taylor (Bass) interacted with fans throughout the show, and the authenticity was felt by everyone in attendance. No auto tune here, just some humble dudes playing the music they love! Iration has released a series of EPs and their third full studio album (“Automatic”) was released in July with some great reception from new and old fans. We have a contest for their respective tour dates, so check these guys out in a city near you! Promote the show with your friends to win free tickets and more!
Deadmau5 at Nassau Coliseum- Why You Need To Be There
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Nassau Coliseum is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Fans throughout the Tri-State area are flocking to Uniondale, Long Island for one of the most well known performers in EDM. Deadmau5 (Canadian-native Joel Zimmerman) is making a rare stop on the East Coast to ring in the New Year, and his popularity continues to grow despite a constantly shrinking tour schedule. The last time the mau5 visited New York was in 2011, where he performed for a full-capacity audience six nights in a row. You read that correctly- five of the six 2011 tour dates at Roseland Ballroom completely sold out with the sixth night nearly full, and New York was left to wait patiently for his return. I attended the Wednesday and Friday shows which were both notoriously difficult to get into, and in addition to two amazing sets that featured all of his hits, the supporting lineup was phenomenal. Deadmau5 brought along some of his label’s best talent (see: Mau5trap Records) and for a modest ticket price fans were able to witness a show for the ages- Excision and Feed Me opened both nights, and both artists normally sell out their own headlining tours in a matter of days. Needless to say, it was quite the experience.
Deadmau5 is arriving in full force with a slew of new productions that he tested at Veld while performing for his hometown audience in Toronto.
Although his productions span back over a decade, the newest tracks still feature a sound that is undeniably Deadmau5, and the fan’s wishes have been fulfilled. After a long period of ambient sound experimentation Mr. Zimmerman released a handful of tracks on Soundcloud that quickly brought him back into the spotlight. Tickets for New Years Eve are notoriously difficult to find, not only because of the talent but because Nasseau Coliseum has an extremely limited capacity for general admission on the floor, which is where everyone wants to be! Luckily we have an awesome jampaign that will hook up some lucky fans with floor seats! Check out the page, get promoting, invite your friends, and maybe we will see you there!
Hip hop is evolving. The new class of up and coming MC’s has taken the infectious elements of southern bass driven beats and combined them with a new found focus on lyricism. NYC is the birthplace of hip hop (see Boogie Down Bronx) and for too long it has been a barren landscape of empty promises (Papoose?) and commercial filler (Magna Carta vs Reasonable Doubt). The A$AP crew busted onto the scene in 2011 first with A$AP Rocky’s underground hit “Peso” and changed all of that. The A$AP crew, hailing from Harlem World, had taken the city by storm and was making its way across the nation. Peso was followed by Rocky’s massive single “Fu**in Problem”, which featured a slew of other talented new voices (K Dot represent). A$AP Ferg is the second member of the A$AP crew to step out of the group and into the spotlight. His single “Shabba”, released in July, has over 10 million hits on Youtube and is creating buzz all over the blogosphere.
A$AP Ferg has got swaggggg. Although Rocky’s cameo in the single might be what catches the eye of most, Ferg most definitely holds his own lyrically. Ferg is the second member of the A$AP crew to start gaining traction fast which makes you wonder how far off his breakthrough single is. AT THE MOMENT, FERG IS TOURING AND JAMPLIFY IS PROMOTING! Check out A$AP Ferg’s new jampaign, sell some tickets, and win some free ones!
The blogosphere is a powerful force. If you don’t believe me just ask Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro, aka Timeflies. Timeflies started out as a much blogged about remix 2 part phenom (see HERE) with “smooth suburban college rapping party boy flow” written all over them. Their remix vids, with their home studio in the background, caught the like wildfire on the campus blog scene.
With a sound similar to the likes of Mike Posner or Asher Roth, Timeflies was a natural favorite at college parties from coast to coast. The duo began producing music together while studying together at Tufts University. Their catchy pop laced hip hop was already on the launching pad for national success. Their recent video for “I Choose U” has production quality lighting, set design, and over 3 million hits on Youtube! These two are rising stars so check them out and help promote on Jamplify now! And not to worry, they’re still doing their awesome remixes.
When you hear someone mention ‘Prime Social Group’ and ‘EDM show’ in the same sentence one word comes to mind, QUALITY. Prime Social Group has been moving dance floors and delivering quality electronic shows across the nation for years. Currently PSG is promoting 3 kick ass shows that they’re having in Madison WI, through Jamplify. PSG always brings the heat in terms of headliners and these shows are no different. They’ve got Rusko, Griz, and Gramatik all lined up and ready to drop some fire! Don’t miss out on your chance to win some amazing rewards, including free tickets to any of the shows! Click the link, create your account, and start promoting!
You know those EDM melodies you just can’t get out of your head? The kind you find yourself humming to in crowded elevators, or incessantly tapping your feet to under your desk at work? Enter Bingo Players. The DJ duo, hailing from The Netherlands, has made it a point to consistently produce some of the most infectious beats on the EDM scene, year after year. Having mastered the EDM formula, equal parts strong build up and epic drop, Bingo Players have been controlling dance floors all over the world since their first breakthrough hit “Cry (Just A Little)” exploded onto the EDM scene in 2011. By providing a constant flow of new music, and playing countless shows and festivals (Ultra Fest, EDC, and E ZOO, just to name a few) the duo has kept their sound fresh and their presence felt.
Any EDM fan will agree, there is NO BETTER WAY TO LISTEN TO EDM THAN AT A LIVE SHOW. There is something to be said for truly “feeling” the music. Let me elaborate. Listening to a DJ spin live, with bass pounding through the soles of your shoes, and visibly controlling the crowd around you, can in no way be compared to the feeling your iPod buds give you as they vibrate in your ear and piss off the person sitting next to you on the subway. There is no comparison. Luckily for all you EDM fans reading this and getting the urge to google lineups for your next festival adventure, we’ve got free VIP tickets to give you! The Bingo Players are running a campaign with us right now to support their new tour and are offering up TWO FREE VIP TICKETS AND A MEET AND GREET WITH THE BAND AT EVERY STOP!
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Indie music is a tough genre to define. With so many different sounds and influences, the label “indie rock” is broad at best. The indie sound can change from album to album, or even song to song, which is why the term suits Dr. Dog so well. The Pennsylvania based quintet has the feel good melodies reminiscent of classic doo wop rockers, such as the Beach Boys or The Zombies, while still containing a fresh and uniquely organic sound. The clean melodies found in songs such as “The Truth” or “The Breeze” mimic in style, those found in many classic 60’s jams. Just as the indie genre implies however, this is only one of Dr. Dog’s influences.
While the 60’s doo wop sound is the spine of Dr. Dog’s work, they are also heavily influenced by 90’s college radio rockers. This lo fi sounding, self reflective group of bands made a significant impact on the members of Dr. Dog. The lyricism and subject matter of Dr. Dog’s songs echoes the work of popular 90’s underground bands like Neutral Milk Hotel and Pavement. The strong live performances of these older groups can be seen in Dr. Dog’s dedication to delivering quality live acts at every show. Dr. Dog combines a love for classic feel good harmony with meaningful songwriting, making them one of the most unique “indie” bands around. Check out Dr. Dog’s refreshing style in the video below and be sure to help promote their new tour on Jamplify. The top promoter at every stop WINS TWO FREE TICKETS!
EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has become a global phenomenon over the past five years. It has evolved from a niche driven underground genre into one of the fastest growing movements in music, and there is no better illustration of the EDM frenzy than TomorrowWorld. With the enormous success of the EDM genre, festivals geared towards the new craze began springing up left and right. With so many festivals bringing in strong acts and delivering quality shows annually, it’s tough for any one festival to truly stand out. The exception is TomorrowWorld. TomorrowWorld, the American extension of Belgium’s TomorrowLand, is truly the pinnacle of the EDM festival scene.
One of the most intriguing facets of EDM is it’s international mass appeal. Electronic music has no language barrier, and connects to enormous audiences despite their native tongue. EDM is universal and TomorrowWorld is the tangible example of this. Hundreds of countries are represented by droves of energetic bass heads, looking for nothing more than to connect to the beats, crowds, and colors around them. The international influence at TomorrowWorld, in both artists and audience, is unmatched by any other EDM festival. However, despite the many different nations being proudly representing on the festival grounds, there is an overwhelming sense of togetherness. TomorrowWorld captures the true EDM spirit, one of camaraderie and celebration, and is the apex of electronic music festivals.
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