We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier debuts in New York and Los Angeles. The company’s service remains the same: fans pay $25 a month to see as many gigs on its calendar as they like.
It could be a controversial business model for artists already uneasy at how the unlimited streaming model is affecting their recorded-music royalties. Jukely’s pitch, though, is that it’s more about helping fill venues that would otherwise be un-sold-out, and encouraging its subscribers to check out new bands rather than simply see their favourites. It’s a slow rollout for Jukely so far, though, with little to go on to assess its impact on musicians’ income – or, indeed, its own chances of breaking even.