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Better Than The Van: CouchSurfing For Musicians

image from underfield.files.wordpress.com In an age where fans sometimes take from artists more than they give, a new way for fans to become more active participates in their cultural lives and make a difference in the careers of those they love has emerged.  This time around, there is no talk of donations or fan-funding or even Tweets. Instead, Better Than The Van offers fans the chance to network with touring artists and provide them with a place to stay for the night.

It’s like CouchSurfing, but for musicians. The logic is simple: anything is better than sleeping in the van, safer too. Though, even if you don’t owe them an album or two in appreciation, hosting a band for the night be worth it for the experience and adventure. Likely, you’ll end up with a kitchen full of gentle men and women who’d love nothing more than a pillow and a Cup-Of-Ramen or some home-vegan cooking for the road. According to Indie Music Tech, the site is currently looking for beta testers; if interested, artists and fans can sign-up here.

Take a look at a video they made:

This site layout is on the way:

image from betterthanthevan.com


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