Sofar Sounds – World’s Largest Live Music Discovery Community

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Songs from a room (Sofar Sounds) started in 2009, in a tiny North London flat. Frustrated by the traditional live music experience, the Sofar Sounds founders Rafe and Rocky hosted three young artists who played to a carefully selected audience of true music lovers in their apartment. And after that show, those people went and told their friends... Six years later and thanks to the effort of volunteers worldwide as well as social platforms Sofar Sounds is now probably the world’s largest live music discovery community.


In about 150 cities around the globe volunteers are curating secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces all around the world (usually living rooms). There are at least two shows every day somewhere in somebodies flat. In Germany you’ll find Sofar Sounds shows in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Essen. Guests don’t have to pay for entrance. And they don’t know which artists will perform until the show starts. So they have the chance to discover new music and to interact with the artists. Sofar Sounds has been growing very fast and is still growing. 

Björn Köcher, Leader Sofar Sounds Hamburg, will tell you more about Sofar and the idea behind it. After that you'll have the opportunity to discuss, what were and are the difficulties and which role does social media play.


Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015 - 16:15 bis 16:45


Leader Sofar Sounds Hamburg