Dave Blue

Creator @ Spot Caller in Austin, Texas

Dave Blue

Creator @ Spot Caller in Austin, Texas

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When I was young, I seriously thought I didn’t like music. “You want me to pay $20 for a CD that has maybe two good songs on it? Thanks, but no thanks.”

Then the Internet came along, and a world of content opened up simply because technology improved the discovery process. Mind… blown.

But once I got old enough to see live shows, I began to have déjà vu. After going to university in New Zealand, deejaying in Buenos Aires, and hanging out in Prague a bit, I’ve regretfully come to the opinion that enjoying live music today is just as difficult as it was to discover fresh tracks before the Internet came on the scene.

The simple fact is that the more painful it is to experience live music, the more likely people are to just stay home and watch Netflix. So until finding shows is as straightforward as looking up movie times, and the transactions involved are as smooth as ordering an Uber, my mission is incomplete.

With this newfound clarity, it was time to build something real. This meant learning to code, moving to Austin, and finally releasing Spot Caller - the website and app simplifying how fans discover live music, and how creators of all types embrace their audiences.

Technology is important, but only a means to an end. The true measure of success isn’t the “how”, or the “what”, but the “why”: having our minds blown by the previously undiscovered world of live music.