We talked to Lance Dashoff of Loudie on how to discover and win tons of free concert tickets and this is what he had to say.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Lance Dashoff: All things considered, we are doing well.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded Loudie.
Lance Dashoff: I’ve worked in the concert business for over 15 years at a talent agency and a music management company. I have always loved the intersection of music and technology, which led me to start Loudie. I built Loudie as a fun way for music fans to learn about concerts and win free tickets.
How does Loudie innovate?
Lance Dashoff: Loudie brought the concept of a ticket giveaway to a mobile app format. Like listening to a radio station giveaway and calling in to win tickets, Loudie allows you to win tickets by merely swiping a push notification and clicking a few buttons. No other platform gives users a seamless format to access thousands of free concert tickets.
How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Lance Dashoff: Unfortunately, the Coronavirus has brought all live events to a halt. We’ve helped market and give away tickets to a few drive-in events and virtual streams, but Loudie has been relatively dormant for the most part.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
Lance Dashoff: I did not have a choice since virtually all concerts have been canceled or postponed.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety? How do you project yourself and Loudie in the future?
Lance Dashoff: I have found other projects to stay busy with and believe the concert business will return eventually. It’s a question of when that will be.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
Lance Dashoff: Our main competitors are companies like Jukely and Surkus. I think we are finding ways to pivot a bit and focus on other entertainment related opportunities that fit within Loudie’s brand.
Your final thoughts?
Everyone, please get a vaccine!