Innovation That Matters

Fans paid for promoting bands' upcoming concerts

Publishing & Media

We’ve seen several companies already that allow consumers to help sell the music of their favourite bands—with rewards each time they do—and now a new contender out of Australia is giving them a way to promote upcoming concerts as well. Music fans begin by registering for free with Posse and choosing from among the list of gigs with tickets for sale. They add the ones they like to their personal store and then put the ads or links to those concerts on their MySpace or Facebook pages, in their email signature, or on Twitter or any other website. Each time someone clicks through one of their ads or links and buys a ticket (Ticketmaster handles all sales), the consumer earns a commission of 5 percent, payable 14 days after the event has taken place. Once they’ve reached a level of AUD 5 or more, they can get paid into their PayPal account. Currently, Posse is open only to Australian consumers 14 and older, but we’re pretty sure members of Generation C(ash) in all parts of the world will relish the opportunity to get paid for promoting the bands they already love. Still in beta, Posse says it aims to expand globally “very soon”—one to partner with in your neck of the music-loving woods? (Related: An online music store of one’s ownViral music sales through widgetsPayout time for SellaBand fans.)



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