Independent Music Fans Book Their Favorite Band’s Next Show

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Webceleb Adds “Best of Local Music” Showcase to Popular Indie Music Marketplace. The “Best of Local Music” showcases will feature favorite independent musicians, in rotating genres, selected by Webceleb fans. Fans “vote” for the winning band to play the showcase by purchasing tickets for their favorite artist. The artist that sells the most tickets plays at the showcase. Fans who purchased tickets for other bands are reimbursed if they chose not to attend the showcase.

Webceleb community chooses the band to play the "Best of Local Music" showcase

Fans are empowered to choose who plays the showcase and are rewarded with a slice of future earnings with each ticket purchase. They decide the lineup, enjoy the show and participate in their favorite independent band’s financial success.

What if music fans could act as booking agents, deciding who performs on stage, while profiting from attending concerts? That’s exactly what’s happening with the new “Best of Local Music” showcase from Webceleb (http://www.webceleb.com). Ticket purchases act as votes for the winning band to play at a popular venue in front of a live audience.

The “Best of Local Music” showcases will feature favorite independent musicians, in rotating genres, selected by Webceleb fans. Fans “vote” for the winning band to play the showcase by purchasing tickets for their favorite artist. The artist that sells the most tickets plays at the showcase. Fans who purchased tickets for other bands are reimbursed if they chose not to attend the showcase.

“Not only are fans empowered to choose who plays the showcase, they’re also rewarded with ‘slices’ of the bands future earnings with each ticket purchase,” said Scott Fetters, Webceleb co-founder and CEO. “Fans decide the lineup, enjoy the show and participate in their favorite independent band’s financial success.”

The first “Best of Local Music” showcase will focus on the Rock genre and take place on July 15, 2010 at the Sound Wave in San Diego. Fans can visit Webceleb beginning today to purchase tickets for their favorite band and see them play live. The showcase will take place in more cities and cover more genres in the near future.

Webceleb helps music fans find the newest and best in independent music while ensuring artists are paid for their work. Webceleb helps people discover and listen to new music they love through a real-time network that makes music discovery more social. Each song interaction helps the Webceleb system better understand what music a person might like, while recommending new music through the player. And now, fans become active decision makers helping their favorite artists play live shows.

With Webceleb, every song and ticket purchase is rewarded with a “slice” of that artist's future earnings. Musicians and fans make money together through this system. With each purchase, 50 percent goes directly to the musician, and 40 percent is placed back in a collective pool of fans that purchased music by that artist. Webceleb takes a 10 percent cut while creating multiple revenue streams for musicians that help them earn a living while thanking their loyal fans. Artists form partnerships with their fans, retain 100 percent ownership of their intellectual property, have worldwide distribution, and build a vested marketing team comprised of new and existing fans. It’s a win/win for fans and musicians, which rewards legal downloading.

About Webceleb
San Diego-based Webceleb is a music marketplace and community where musicians and fans engage and profit from discovering, purchasing and downloading the latest in independent music. Fans discover, buy and download the newest music, and purchase tickets to live events, while directly contributing to the success of their favorite artists. Webceleb gives indie artists a place to market and profit from their latest music while interacting with fans and building a vested marketing team.

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