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EventBox’s CEO Joey Baxter charts the process of bringing a new software platform to market

EventBox is a mobile app and website that lets you listen to gig listings to discover music events happening nearby.  It was supported to market through the hub’s Joining the Dots programme.  Here CEO Joey Baxter charts the process of bringing an idea to fruition. When we started Joining The Dots in March 2014, we had […]Read More

Eventbox – a new era of music listings is starting but where?

Latest news on the app that lets you listen to listings. Eventbox mastermind Joey Baxter has decided in which area it will be launched and how he's going to ensure that venues get the maximum benefit. Read More

Un-Convention: Off Axis Touring Network

Off Axis is a new touring network which Un-Convention hopes will help artists tour further afield to guaranteed audiences. Founded in 2008, Un-Convention takes best practice models from independent music networks around the world and applying them in new places. Their new touring network, Off Axis, uses a centralised website to allow artists to ‘trade’ […]Read More

Eventbox: Live music discovery app

Eventbox is a mobile app and website that lets you listen to listings to discover music events happening nearby. So within one kilometre, or any distance, of where you are, you can listen to music from musicians, bands and DJs performing tonight, or on any night, to figure what you and friends want to go to. […]Read More

Daredevil Project – Duel: a mobile social game

Games development outfit Daredevil Project have created an image-based social app called Duel. Now they want to change the way people approach social media. Dubbed the “illegitimate child of Draw Something and Snapchat” by its creator, Paul Archer, Duel revolves around pairs of images, with a game-like element that requires at least two people in order […]Read More

Cafe Oto: digital subscription service

Cafe Oto wants to make the unique and adventurous music it presents live available to all Cafe Oto is the UK’s only dedicated space for the performance of experimental music. It’s also one of nicest, friendliest and intimate venues you’ll come across. Oh, and they run a brilliant little label too. No wonder musicians from around the […]Read More

Joining the Dots

Joining the Dots was a support programme for entrepreneurial artists, promoters and others working in independent music in England. Through the programme we sought to support game-changing ideas, share know-how and connect people.Read More

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Live music discovery app Eventbox is a Joining the Dots winner

The internet is opening up a world of opportunities for evolving how we interact with live music events. Joining the Dots winners Eventbox are primed to bridge the shrinking divide between artists and fans.Read More

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Joining the Dots game changing winners announced

Four game changing live music projects have been chosen for Joining the Dots funding and support. A pioneering gig-swap network, opening up a digital music archive, a mobile game for gigs and a location based app for "listening to listings". Read More