Concert Return on Attendance

Live music is all about the moment. Whether it be when the lights go down, when you’re belting out your favorite song, or when the band comes back out for an encore- you find that moment that made it all worth it. But what happens after the moment? Concert tickets can be expensive and hard to find. And they only last a few hours. Is there some sort of residual benefit fans can receive from attending a concert? I think so. I’d like to introduce a concept of Return on Attendance. Return on attendance (ROA) is the value that a concertgoer receives from attending a live music event days after...
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Great Quotes From Music Thoughts

Looking for some interesting quotes about music and art? Or just looking for some inspiration in general? You might want to check out musicthoughts.com, a website compiled by the famous Derek Sivers. Mr. Sivers is one of my role models and someone that inspires me on a regular basis despite the fact that we’ve never met. His collection of live music quotes is the best I’ve seen, and I think you’ll have some fun exploring them. Visit musicthoughts.com and click “Random Thought” until your hearts content. Below are a few of my favorites. I would also encourage you to submit...
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Cities With the Most Concert Reviews

A few days ago, we posted a list of the most reviewed bands on Showasis so far. (You can view that list here) Now, we’re taking a look at where most of the concert reviews are coming from. The original list was all big names that you’d expect to see on Billboard charts, but will the list of live music cities be just as mainstream? Showasis Cities with the Most Concert Reviews 15. Vancouver, Canada – 8 reviews 14. Sydney, Australia – 8 reviews 13. Los Angeles, CA – 9 reviews 12. Kansas City, MO – 9 reviews 11. Denver, CO – 9 reviews 10. Atlanta, GA – 9...
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Our Most Frequently Reviewed Bands

One of our goals at Showasis is to collect as many concert reviews as possible. Using just Twitter and this page, fans like you have submitted over 650 concert reviews that are helping set the foundation for our new website. Recently passing the 650 mark, we thought it would be interesting to look back and see what bands people are reviewing the most. Most Reviewed Bands on Showasis (Last updated: May 4, 2010) 15. Pearl Jam – 7 reviews 14. U2 – 8 reviews 13. Demi Lovato – 8 reviews 12. Mitchel Musso – 8 reviews 11. All Time Low – 9 reviews 10. Pink – 9...
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25 Best Ways to Discover New Music

Some people are just better at discovering new music than others. But they couldn’t do it without frequenting shows or scouring the Internet for new sounds. If you’re a heard it first kind of person or just want to stay on top of what’s next, then this list is for you. We’ve spent too many hours playing with the web’s best music discovery sites and have compiled our list of the best ways to discover new music online. The list isn’t comprehensive (we’ve intentionally left some off), but the cream of the crop is all you need to explore new sounds. Blog...
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Be There Culture

Smirnoff ran a series of commercials with the message “Be There” that revealed a lifestyle of spontaneous and apparently very cool people who hold impromptu parties. Other than trying to convince you to drink their alcohol, Smirnoff was touching on that “you had to be there” mentality that people often use to describe sporting events, concerts, and parties. There is something special about the “you had to be there” mentality. It is used to describe events that will never be replicated again, that were so unique and excellent that people in attendance are viewed as...
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