Feedbands proposes to throw a music festival inside of the greater South by Southwest music festival which is attended by nearly 100,000 people. We will showcase absolutely phenomenal independent musical acts in a highly visible location while offering excellent craft microbrew beers for $.25, and vinyl records of any performing artist for $5. The only way to buy records and beer will be to pay with Dash. This promotion will reach the nearly 100,000 engineers, developers, startup founders, CEOs, journalists, filmmakers and their friends who attend SXSW. By using Dash on transactions valued at less than a dollar, this market segment will not only become educated but experience first hand two of the most important features and use cases of Dash: instant transfers and near-zero fees. This year, SXSW guests and speakers include: Mark Cuban, Guy Kawasaki, Peter Thiel, Walter Isaacson, CNN’s chief correspondant, the VP of Amazon Web Services, the producer of the Daily Show, and so on. See here for a complete list of notable attendees: https://www.sxsw.com/conference/featured-speakers/. Previous speakers and attendants include Snoop Dogg, Steve Martin, Barack Obama, J.J. Abrams, Malcolm Gladwell, Neil Young, Sean Parker, Seth McFarlane, Kevin Smith, Mark Zuckerberg, and the list goes on and on: https://www.sxsw.com/about/history/ As the battle for cryptocurrency rages on, very few people today use digital currency in any real world situations. We will create an environment that draws people in, holds their hand as they sign up for a dash wallet, sell them dash, and then let’s them transact with it. . ABOUT SXSW SXSW happens once per year in Austin, Texas, from March 9 to 18th. It is attended by nearly 100,000 of the most technologically influential people in the United States. It is a music festival, a technology festival and a film festival all rolled into one. Tickets range from $825 to $1650. Lodging in hotels averages $800 per night. It is one of the largest gatherings of technologists, musicians, filmmakers, influencers, tastemakers and journalists. Many notable startups have launched there including Twitter and AirBNB. People attend for music, to see the new products being launched, to watch films and to drink beer. The fact that tickets cost over a thousand dollars and lodging costs about that per night is a sign that it is attended by the tech-elites, engineers and ceos and founders of the world. These are the very people building the companies that we want integrating Dash in the future. These are perhaps the most important people to whom we can communicate Dash’s benefits. At night, the city comes alive with music. Every bar and restaurant has live bands playing. Every band that takes their career seriously figures out a way to get to SXSW and play any gig they can take. Feedbands is uniquely positioned to have some of the best music at the entire event. About Feedbands Feedbands is a platform created to identify the best independent musicians. We stream music on our site, our members vote and the top voted artists get pressed to vinyl. Since we started in 2012 we have released over 50 vinyl records and have put on countless live shows and concerts in the cities we have had presences in over the years. Throughout our company’s history, we have only gained momentum and attracted bigger and better artists. We work exclusively with independent artists, meaning if an artist is on a major label, we do not work with them. We exist to draw attention to the truly incredible artists that don’t have a major corporation backing them. The Proposed Project: Draw people in with music, demonstrate first hand how Dash can be used for small transactions The purpose of this proposal is not just to get people using Dash in the real world, but to demonstrate to tech evangelists, CEOs, engineers and founders that Dash transfers instantly and with almost zero fees. First, we draw them in with a collection of the most talented artists found anywhere SXSW (this is not blowing smoke and it is not subjective: our platform was created to identify these artists and it works great). No one will be able to resist stopping into our event space while passing by. Next, we offer the most delicious hand crafted micro-brew for just $.25 as well as the coolest looking hand pressed vinyl records for just $5. The catch: Any record or beer that anyone would like to purchase must be paid for in Dash. These records sell in our online store for $25 but here will sell for just $5 in Dash, and beers that typically cost $7 will cost just $.25 in Dash. Spending 25 cents in digital currency will be a powerful way to directly demonstrate the benefits of this revolutionary financial technology to some of our most important gatekeepers. We will have a booth and staff set up on site to help people create Dash wallets on their mobile phones and show them how to spend it and communicate clearly it’s benefits. They’ll leave understanding that they can transfer instantly, that the transfer fees are low or non existent, and that there’s a treasury to fund Dash’s expansion. We will take their money on site, cash and credit cards, and transfer Dash to them so their wallets are loaded and ready to go and they can spend it. For these folks, these engineers, ceos, founders, filmmakers and journalists, it will likely be the first time they spend digital currency on something in the real world. Do we want Bitcoin to be the only cryptocurrency people can spend at this years SXSW?