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Fans are going to pull their phones out at shows no matter what...

Fans are going to pull their phones out at shows no matter what...

Technology is not going away. Ever.

As crazy as it sounds, we are on a trajectory leading to the “singularity”: A point when humans and computers literally merge and become one. As connected as we already are with our devices, and by extension, each other, one could easily argue that we’ve already reached a soft singularity. Modern music fans are no exception.

Think about the tech habits of average music fans. They are often socially networked, sharing their likes and dislikes in words, pictures and videos. They rate restaurants, night clubs and other services and goods in real-time, impacting the decisions of other consumers. They vote for their favorite contestants on shows like Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent and The Voice – again, in real-time – affecting the content and direction of shows seen by tens of millions.

Simply put, concertgoers, just like all other tech users, expect to connect and influence, right now. With FlexJam’s free music apps, the pop music lover, classic rocker, and hardcore metal fan are all empowered to do exactly that: Connect with performers and influence song selections, in real-time. No other music tech offers anything like it.

As industry observers, we can debate the pros and cons of streaming music. As musicians, we can argue about analog versus digital reverb. But as far as fans are concerned, one thing is absolutely certain: The technology is not going away, and neither are the expectations that come along with it. FlexJam’s mission is to embrace tech and inspire connection and co-creation, to the benefit of fans, bands, and venues... and the music industry as a whole.

Ready to embrace technology at your next show?