In2ne.com – Connecting Musicians With Venues
The relationship between young bands and venues is tense at best. Young artists always think that they’re extraordinary, and that they’re on the verge of a major commercial breakthrough. Venues should be grateful to have them. On the other hand, promoters have had it with artists who think they own the world, and who can’t actually pack enough people to half-fill the clubs they’re playing. And who come with a million demands per gig. Maybe if bands and venues had a platform for communicating better and faster, then the whole experience would be less frustrating for everybody.
In2ne hopes to become just that: the one service for musicians and venues to connect online. In2ne features a gig booking system that can be used by bands and venues of all sizes. Promoters can create gig applications which can be as specific or general as they need, and be approached by these artists who feel they make the grade. And they can also use a simple search interface to find bands right where they’re located:
And if you’re a musician, then you can use any of the press kits that are provided to market your music to promoters. You can include your full bio (or your band’s) along with high-quality photos and these demo tracks that you’ve managed to record. The idea is to give promoters all the information they need to realize you can put up a good show in a central place, so that they don’t have to hunt for it themselves. And you can also look for venues yourself:
So, In2ne couples a social networking platform with a powerful booking system that gives musicians and venues everything they need to kickstart their success. It puts everybody on the same page, and since the service is available at zero cost then there’s not a lot to keep bands and promoters from trying it out.
In any case, the ones who benefit the most from a service like In2ne are the people who love going to pubs and listening to live music, IE the people like you and me. If In2ne manages to take off (and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t), then our chances of coming across nothing but quality offers at these venues we always visit are going to be exponentially increased.