Loudie is an iOS-based concert discovery app, but it’s not like you’re going to get the same old, same old listing of concerts. Each day, users are able to watch an aggregate of Instagram videos uploaded from actual concerts where their favorite artists have performed..
That’s one way to catch a show – or parts of it, anyway.
Loudie also helpsto market concerts in NYC, LA, Nashville, Denver and San Francisco Bay Area by giving away free tickets. And just so you know, they’ve already distributed thousands of free tickets to their users by partnering with such concert promoters as Coachella, AEG, and LiveNation. (In fact, if you missed BROODS, you can catch them here.)
Founder and CEO Lance Dashoff talks about how he plans to make sweet music.
Tell us about the service.
Loudie is a video based concert discovery iOS app. Users can easily watch an aggregate of Instagram videos from their favorite artists concerts each day, as they happen, or discover future concerts for these same artists. Additionally, built into the app is a super easy way to claim free tickets to amazing concerts.
How is it different?
Loudie is different from other concert discovery apps because it is video based, as oppose to boring listing services that only have images. We also give away more free tickets than any other app.
What inspired you to start the company?
I have always been obsessed with where media meets tech and, in particular, where media meets mobile. As an avid concert fan and someone who has worked in the industry, I realized there has never been a great mobile concert discovery experience. Loudie brings the concerts to you in a fun and engaging way.
What market are you attacking and how big is it?
Concert industry – $25 billion
What is the business model?
We charge artists, venues and promoters for our marketing services.
What are the most popular genres of music, that you’ve noticed so far?
EDM, Rock and Hip Hop.
What are the milestones that you plan to achieve within six months?
Expand Loudie’s promotional efforts to 10 more markets in the US. Our promotional giveaways get concertgoers excited about going to shows which, in turn, generate more revenue for these shows.
If you could be put in touch with one investor in the New York community who would it be and why?
I’ve already met a bunch over the years, but it would be Fred Wilson…again. I respect what he has built and his knowledge of the space.
Why did you launch in New York?
We originally launched in Los Angeles, but re-launched in NYC in the summer of 2013. It just felt like the right place, with the best startup energy and better weather…just kidding about the weather part.
What’s the best outdoor venue in New York to go and hear live music?
Hmm, it’s hard to say, only one but I’d have to go with a few for different reasons. JBL Live at Pier 97, Central Park SummerStage and Randall’s Island for Governor’s Ball. JBL has a cool feel, almost like a mini festival with great sound. SummerStage in Central Park is amazing, for obvious reasons and Randall’s Island is great for Gov Ball because it’s super easy to navigate.