Why the hell are you asking me for money?
My Social List aims to be the best free resource for finding out about concerts going on in the New York area. We have been on the web since April 2010, and have already delivered information about 7000 events with 10,000 bands. We want to bring our content to a new channel - the iPhone - so that people who live here (i.e. us) can always find out about shows on the go.
What will this app do?
We want to start out simple. Our application will display shows going on tonight in NYC (and maybe a few in Jersey as well!). You will be able to order the shows by distance, buzz*, and, of course, time. Clicking on a show will give you detailed information about the event, show you where to purchase tickets and let you easily text details of the show to a group of friends. We will also let you see a preview of the most buzzed about shows in the coming week.
*what is buzz? One of the neat features of our site is that we track mentions of bands on major music blogs (Pitchfork, Brookylnvegan, Stereogum, Punknews, KCRW, The Fader, You Ain't No Picasso, Consequence of Sound, and My Old Kentucky Blog). We aggregate those mentions in order to communicate to YOU, our reader, what the most talked about upcoming shows are.
We are a couple of guys with a passion for live music who hate having to check dozens of resources to keep up with the ever-changing New York music scene. My Social List is entirely self-funded out of our day jobs. We have not received any investment, do not currently run advertising and are primarily doing this as a result of our passion for seeing shows. We have some technology prowess, but are unfamiliar with iOS and could use some help developing the application. The money raised will go to paying a designer for some iOS-specific consulting and paying an iOS expert for the app development.
Most importantly - what do YOU get out of this?
EVERYONE will get the application for free. We are hoping that you will donate at least $20 so that you can join us at our concert at Shea Stadium! Our buddy Osekre & the Lucky Bastards will be playing along with Ava Luna, Total Slacker and Caged Animals. You'll get a free ticket to the show and have the opportunity to meet the My Social List team in person.
Donate $100 and we'll include a thank you on the About page of the app and allow you to advertise your own brand, band or whatever you feel like.
And a special thanks...
To Osekre for putting our first show together! And to Eric Groom Photography for working with us on an awesome video.
- (20 days)