The first crowdfunded event on the new through the noise platform has reached full funding within a month of being announced. through the noise is the first crowdfunding platform specifically for live music, and was launched last month to help get live performance back on its feet.
Today the first concert has been confirmed, after hundreds of backers pledged their support for the new initiative, and an additional 50 tickets have been made available. Members of the public were invited to become ‘backers’ in return for tickets when the platform was launched on the 4th of May.
Through pledging their support, backers were guaranteed tickets to the event if it reached its funding target. If it didn’t, the event would be cancelled and all backers refunded. However, after receiving endorsements from BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, the first two noisenights have seen hundreds of music-lovers offer their support for the new initiative.
noisenight one on July 9th will feature BBC Young Musician winner Laura van der Heijden and violinist Max Baillie at Hoxton Underbelly. Backers will receive tickets next week.
through the noise Co-founder and Artistic Director Jack Bazalgette said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for our new way of funding live music. It’s hugely encouraging to find that there is desire amongst audiences not only to experience great performances in-person, but also to be involved in making them happen. We’re excited to be in a position to release more tickets to all of our events, and we can’t wait to host Laura and Max at noisenight one on the 9th July.”
Fantastic!! What a great start to a whole new way to present!