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  • 01-Oct-2017

ShowBoat Booking

Abstract

A mobile application that

Provides a list of venues for live performers to perform at.

Provides a list of live performers to venues who want to book acts.

Allows the average person to explore the live artists and venues in their area (and even book them for private events)

Provides a map and list of live music events in users area.

Video

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Introduction Video

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Users of the app would be: Owners and booking managers of venues. Live performers or the managers of said performers. Fans of live music who want to see nearby shows. People who want a DJ/singer at their private event.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

The app is for live performers who want to break into the live music industry but don't "know a guy". ShowBoat in the future could also help artists bridge the gap between cities to truly let their careers flourish. Streamlined booking also saves venues time and money (venues sometimes hire 3rd party agents to find talent)

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

The basic concept already exists, which proves there is already a market for our idea What do we have that they don't? The Map feature that allows concert-goers to see who is booking who in real time. Why book through a competitor when ShowBoat can do that and promote your event at the same time? In the future we aim to directly connect artists with their fans (via followers), so venues can almost get a numerical measure of an artists popularity. Giving artists a clear first step to break into the live performance industry is an extremely attractive feature.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Pedro and I have management experience in the live music industry, and I have personally been both a manager and performer. My experience in the industry is what gave rise to the idea in the first place. I know what venues want and look for, and ShowBoat has been specially design to appeal to venues. The fans will go where the artists go, the artists will go where the venues go.