New app requires proof of fandom to access concert tickets

Are you a “Fan”, a “Verified Fan” or a “Superfan”?

Posted on July 29, 2022

A new social media platform has become the virtual equivalent of a guy asking you to “name five songs” while wearing a band t-shirt. Through a “fan verification” system, the Fave app asks users to prove their fandom in order to unlock “artist events, limited merch drops, early access” and more.

While Ticketmaster – which has recently been criticized for its “dynamic pricing” system – has a similar tactic to test its fandom, the Fave app asks music fans a lot more, such as proof of concerts already attended, activity streaming and even merch collections.

“On Fave, fan status and access to exclusive experiences aren’t just for people who can afford it or who’ve been lucky in a random giveaway — none of those correlate to your passion and your worthiness to be a fan,” Fave Founder and CEO Jacquelle Amankonah Horton said. [via Loudwire]. “Instead, fans earn those experiences through the genuine and heartfelt activities they’ve already done.”

Additionally, Fave also ranks a person’s degree of fandom through a tiered system, with titles such as “Fan”, “Verified Fan”, and “Verified Superfan” displayed on their profile. The higher the title, the more rewards fans can unlock.

While it’s true that not every ‘true fan’ has to own every band tee-shirt and attend every show, if an artist’s online posts are enough to become a ‘verified Superfan’, Stan Twitter have luck.

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