Our mission is simple. We want to bring concert livestreams away from computers and mobile phones, and back where they belong – to the music venues themselves.
Since bands can’t tour everywhere, we broadcast exclusive concerts happening in one location to other areas of the country where fans would otherwise have missed out.
We do this because current platforms are disconnected from the original experience of going out and seeing your favourite bands. Rippla events are the only livestreams to be solely venue to venue because we believe that gigs are something that should be served loud and shared with friends.
We call it Digital Touring - same show, more tickets, more fans. It's a virtuous circle:
Fans get more choice, save money on livestream tickets and attend more gigs
Bands reduce the risk of their tour costs whilst reaching new audiences
Venues curate content and increase traffic.
Having been formed only last year we're still a very young company, but have already held successful events in locations far and wide, from London to Cape Town and New York.
We're also well connected within the music industry, having relationships with record labels (Warner, Universal, Bella Union), artist management (ATV Live, QPrime) and venue bodies (Music Venue Trust, Independent Venue Week).
We've also got big plans for the future which have attracted the attention of the Innovation Team at Newable, a pan-European business support network, who will be supporting us as we grow.
In the meantime though, we've confirmed our own exclusive act as part of Independent Venue Week 2018 - the Glaswegian duo Honeyblood. They’ve supported acts like The Foo Fighters, showcased for The Skinny and Vice, spent a summer on the festival circuit, and are now playing an exclusive gig for us at our partner venue Bush Hall in London, on Monday 29th January 2018.
To bring the concert to fans around the UK, we've partnered with a number of venues in strategic locations - The Shed in Leicester, Leith Depot in Edinburgh, The Smokehouse in Ipswich and The Prince Albert in Stroud. Tickets are available at:
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Between them, the Rippla founders have a wealth of experience across the music and video industries.
Wayne has been in the professional music industry for over a decade working with, amongst others, Warner Bros and Q Prime Management. As lead guitarist for Animal Kingdom, he toured the world and played before tens of thousands of fans at The O2 in Greenwich. Before that he worked in commissioning at the BBC, and production for UK TV companies Channel 4 and Channel 5.
Ricky has run the Crypt Studio since 1999 when he took over the space from The Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart. The studio has recorded albums with artists such as Neneh Cherry, Snow Patrol and Madness. It is also the home of various live events and session recordings including the UK arm of Daytrotter, Vintage TV Sessions and The Crypt Sessions. Ricky also runs Bleach Productions, a music licensing and sync agency.
As a video editor and cameraman, Richard has extensive experience at global advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Publicis and Grey London. He has also worked for corporate clients such as Hewlett Packard and Goldman Sachs, as well as the London bureau of CNN.
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