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“Kickstarter” for gigs

May 16, 2013

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Kickstarter has been a successful way for bands to fund recording and distributing albums and now the concept has been applied to live performances.

Launched in London, Detour, from London-based start-up Songkick, allows fans to crowd-fund the logistics of a concert by pledging to buy enough tickets to cover costs.

Songkick‘s co-founder Ian Hogarth hopes it will eventually encourage bands to play in parts of the world they would not have previously considered. The company takes a 10% cut from tickets sold through the site.

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