So our cryptic landing page doesn’t explain very much, and you’re probably curious. Let’s talk about this shall we?
For some background, I’ve spent most of my years organizing electronic music events (in Hartford, Connecticut of all places). I booked my first DJ in 2003, and flew him all the way from Madrid to play for only 150 people invited from my contact list. Fast forward 5 years and I’d organized close to 100 shows including DJs like Tiësto with 3,000 people outdoors in a city that wasn’t known for its progressive attitude about electronic music.
Over this period my love for live music grew stronger. Standing on stage watching the crowd go nuts always put a smile on my face, and made the stress from organizing events worthwhile.
Since then I’ve been on a mission, looking for new ways to connect people and friends with more music and live shows. That desire drives me to this day, and now I’m not alone in my journey to make a difference.
Andrew and I are co-founding Jukely, and we are striving to improve the way we discover and attend live music shows. To make this happen, we’re initially focusing on building a beautiful and joyous iPhone app that helps you not only discover shows in a meaningful way, but also get into them. In our dream world, seeing more live music will be as casual as going to lunch.
We’re based in New York City so we’ll be launching here first, making sure the details of the experience are smooth. We’ll expand city by city as we make arrangements with the prominent concert organizers in each. We’ll focus on the cities with the highest amount of interest first, so if this sounds at all intriguing be sure to reserve your username and invite your friends to join you.
What else can you do in the meantime? We’d love to learn more about things like how you listen to and discover music, how often you attend live shows and why you might not attend as many as you’d like. Or if you wanna just say hi, that’s cool, too. Email us at hi [at] juke.ly
Needless to say, we’re super excited! Follow Jukely on Twitter to get updates as we progress and be sure to listen to our guest mixes on the BoraMusic.fm podcast.
Keep the music going,