Okay guys, so there are a couple of blogs that I check every single day, one of which is propertyofzack. If you haven't check this blog out, it is definitely a go-to when you want to know everything and anything about the music scene.
Anyways, I recently just read an interview conducted by propertyofzack with John D, founder of Skate&Surf Festival and Gamechanger World. Do make sure to check out the interview here. I really do hope you take a chance to read this interview, John's answers are very in-depth and open, a great read.
But for purposes of shortening this blurb, I'm going to highlight the main points for yah.
So, let's start with the Skate&Surf Festival!
This two-day festival is making it's first comeback in EIGHT years! It's held in New Jersey at Iplay In America. "During its reign, the Skate and Surf Festival presented the best musical talent spanning multiple genres while keeping to its core mission of artist development featuring up-and-coming acts who then became break-out artists. Festival alumni include My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett, New Found Glory, The Descendents, and Coheed and Cambria"- Skate and Surf Offical Website.
The line-up this year is crazy amazing, below is some of the bands performing, but check ou the website for the full line-up.
The Festival is going to be powered by this cool new thing that John speaks about in his interview called Gamechanger World.
Below is a blurb from the creator via tumblr.
I would like to welcome everyone to GameChanger.
GameChanger is a platform that will strengthen the relationship and experience between artists and their fans. Fans will be rewarded for their dedication and engagement. Unique content will be created by both our development team and the artists; this content will be exclusive to the GameChanger platform.
When I was growing up, I joined fan clubs and (sometimes) got really cool stuff in the mail—which I actually waited anxiously to recieve. Today, those experiences are gone, basically leaving the artist with little to no engagement with the fan, besides traditional social media outlets. The overall experience needs to improve; the artists need to stimulate its fans year round.
This fall, artists will be transformed into comics and digitally enhanced multimedia, which will be placed on a gaming platform that engages and rewards fans. Concert tickets, exclusive content, prizes and more await all those who like mobile gaming… Just imagine, your favorite artists, at your finger tips.
Over the past six months, I have rekindled a passion for artist development and intensified a desire to change a broken industry. The concert promotion business model is dying, it’s time for something new.
More info. will come in the next few months; the platform is set launch in November. Check out www.GameChangerWorld.com for the latest. Please pardon the website appearance during construction.
John D. GameChanger
So embrace the new guys, I know I'm super stoked!
Peace out Girl Scoutz,