Crowd Command

tablet app enabling event staff to easily control the sounds for an improved audio experience crowdcommand.com

What's the big idea?

An app designed to help the staff of a stadium or venue keep a higher energy level through music and sound clips.  The music is selected by you with the help of an online network of users and a system of popularity charts.  This music will stay fresh and when sound effects or clips are helpful they are easy to play with quick-touch buttons. The customization options are many, planning ahead is encouraged, and reviewing & sharing afterward is easy.  Using this app and the integrated website will improve events by keeping the crowd entertained and engaged.

Describe the nearest player in your field.

The two extremes are stadium professionals who use computers and the majority who use a CD or MP3 player.  DJ apps have features for pros and music apps don’t have enough features.  Most venues are enduring gaps of silence, rough transitions, excessive repetition, and a stale music collection.

How are you different from that player?

It’s a tablet app with the ability to play clips in quick response to the action and also script playlists of songs.  Making the selection of clips and songs easier will be improved, as a commander of a football game could see what others in his situation are playing and getting a good response to.

How does this idea scale into a big business?

The range of customers is great, from schools and stadiums to conventions and other gatherings.  It could even become a network through which event sponsors would distribute professionally produced ads to reach crowds they have never widely approached due to the lack of a common marketplace.

Why are you the one to run with this idea?

I have experienced the need for this product, have the technological abilities to get this app and website viable, and the drive to build a team who will keep it improving with each update.

What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?

Create an app functional enough to test at a representative venue and report on the feedback at the update.

There have been 5 replies to this idea

  1. Phil Threadgould

    Endorsed.  This is a great idea.  If I were you I would survey wedding DJ’s or something and see if they would buy it.  Maybe even go as far as posting it on a crowdfunding site for presales.  There are a few crowdfunding sites that specialize in the presale of apps.  One hurdle you have is to replace the existing software that the event staff is using.  Even if they use iTunes or something you still need to give them something better while still allowing them access to the media files they are already using.

  2. Andy Sharp

    Owner

    Thanks for your endorsement and thoughts Phil!

  3. Barbara Jones Sharp

    Who likes dead air? I notice the importance of timing most in church when the words on the screen lag behind the band.  Everyone turns to give the sound and video booth the evil eye.  Having this ap would spare the amatuer of those uncomfortable stares and ackward moments. In this high tech age, why not develop this ap, so just like in digital photography, every oe can be a saught after photographer or DJ?

  4. Pat Cain

    I can’t wait to start using this at the Heat Lacrosse exhibition of games this summer. (Great place to test it out.)

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