If you love music, you’ll really dig Tkt.ninja! The site and future mobile app will give concert-goers a way to snag free tickets to local concerts every day. You’ll have to be quick though, so sharpen those ninja skills because once the tickets become available, you only have an hour to claim them before they’re all gone!
Every day, the Tkt.ninja site will feature one concert and offer free tickets on a first come, first served basis. Since the startup is still in its early stages, they are currently determining their MVP or Minimum Viable Product before moving forward with app development. This means that the site will initially utilize a mailing list to notify users by email when the tickets are available. Tkt.ninja is already up and running in New York and Galway with plans to launch in Chicago and Denver this year.
I recently had an opportunity to chat with Aidan Breen, one of the founders of Tkt.ninja, who gave us the scoop on the upcoming app, its features and release timeline. Initially, the app will essentially act as an extension of the site, providing mobile users a way to check the countdown for the upcoming batch of tickets and claim them once they are available. With the release of the app, which is expected near the end of September, Breen will be adding a new feature where users will be able to download at least one track from the artist in the showcase for that day.
As Tkt.Ninja picks up steam, the app is likely to get updated with features like genre filtering and similar artist suggestions. There’s also some hope for those whose ninja skills aren’t quite snappy enough to get in on the free tickets. Breen expects to incorporate some consolation offers for discounted tickets or band merchandise for anyone that missed out on the claim.
New Artist & Venue Promotion
As Tkt.ninja continues to build user buzz, hitting 1000 subscribers last month, the site has capture the attention of musicians and venue promoters looking for opportunities to stand out in their local regions. Therein lies the real magic of Tkt.ninja, which has the potential to bridge fans of independent music with local artists working hard to establish themselves. Breen, who is a musician himself, knows the challenges faced by new bands all too well, which is one of the primary factors that led him to create the site. As is the case with most visionaries, Breen sees the value of this platform extending beyond music to virtually every form of entertainment, from sporting events to local theatrical productions.
Personally, as a perpetual fan of the underdog, I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future brings for Tkt.ninja. To get the latest updates on their progress, you can visit their site to subscribe and follow them on Twitter or Facebook. The app is expected to be free and available for download on both iOS and Android platforms around the end of September. Bands and promoters who would like to be featured on Tkt.Ninja just need to head over to their submission page and fill in their details.
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Kenneth Mayfield says
There are so many places to get tickets these days, how does this company make it easier or a better experience for ME?
Carmelo Kitchen says
I sort of like the idea of knowing when a batch of tickets is coming available. It makes getting tickets right away much less stressful.
Christopher Nelson says
Hell yeah, especially if you and a bunch of friends want to get to a show together. This is the cats ass in that regard.
Hector Williams says
There are so many places that you can get tickets for events these days. All of the sites are so similar, when is something NEW going to come along?
Paul Smith says
The worst part is that all of these places are getting to charge so much for a transaction fee when they are the middle man!
Seems like a pretty cool little app. Not sure I would be too interested in going to concerts as I’m not a fan of them in general due to my hearing, but the concept of offering free tickets to those who act quickly is intriguing. I wonder if sports franchises could start doing this how popular it would be.
Another concern with this is how will scalpers get involved in the business? Traditionally it’s been a real problem with venues in stopping people from buying up all the tickets and selling them. Will scalpers set up bots somehow in order to get the free ticket once it’s available? We’ll have to see.
Wayne Fajardo says
Scalpers would be involved, they always are and that is the sad part of things like this. I guess it would be like the state trying to stop gambling on sports.