As part of my D&AD portrait project, I’m using this famous Vogue cover by Erwin Blumenfeld as inspiration. The timescale I have to work on the project is short, and I won’t have the time to complete the entire image in text, so instead I’m going to go for a more minimalist feel like this, just picking out the major features
GigLocator, a live music aggregator, launches today in open beta. It promises to offer a large collection of gig listings worldwide, sourced from major ticket..
I think Gig Locator has stopped running now. I’ve posted this as it mentions a feature that I would like to consider using: suggesting gigs based on the music a user listens to. For instance, if the user has Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and QOTSA in their playlist and a band lists these 3 as influences, the app may suggest the band to the user.
Well this is just getting ridiculous
Get the Gigdar widget on Widgetbox.com! UK-based rock and pop event calendar
Another name to cross off the list, although this one also seems to be defunct.
Another name gone. Although this appears to be defunct (last news update was May 2010) I want to find a name that is entirely unique, as I don’t want my product to have any affiliation or comparison to anything else.
Communicate & Share Events…Find out where the best parties are been held & find out how to host…
I was thinking of using this name, unfortunately someone beat me to it… I still like the idea of using a radar though
Undertheradar.co.nz - New Zealands music news and gig guide website
A nicely designed website. Clear structure, simple link bar and nice header type. also throws doubt to one of my naming ideas
Skiddle: The leading Ticket Sales, Clubs Listings, Events & What’s On Guide website in the UK. Plan your weekend with Skiddle because Weekends Matter
Some features on here that are quite similar to what I would like to incorporate. Of even more importance is the “about us” section that has user demographics and other useful information.
A picture is worth a thousand words. But what’s a picture of words worth? In the hands of some, far more still. Typographic Portraits combine the specifics of an image with the communicative power of…
Thought this would be worth posting as a reference point for my D&AD entry. Although some of these are similar in style to what I’m making, I feel mine is still unique
Songkick allows you to organize and track your favorite bands and track concerts and dates. Get instant tour dates from your music library.
I had a wobble then, thinking this may be exactly the same as what I wanted to make. Seems it is focused on established artists though, which really don’t necessarily need the promotion. I wish to aim at unsigned bands to provide a platform for them to build a fanbase, not to tap into existing fanbases. I will have a good look at this though to see how they go about things.