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Sofar Sounds

25 Apr 2019 By Ian Perry

About Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds is reimagining the live event experience through curated, intimate performances in hundreds of cities around the world.

For some, the crowd was too loud or maybe the beer was warm. For others, the sound system wasn’t doing the artist justice. Or maybe someone was in the line of view, snapping selfies all night.

Whatever the experience, founders Rafe and Rocky felt many gigs just weren’t what music fans had hoped or expected. The magic of a live event experience had been lost.

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

In 2009, Rafe invited some friends over to a London flat for a low-key, intimate gig. Eight people gathered in the living room, shared a drink, and sat on the floor, attentively listening to the music.

Now, Sofar is a global community for artists and audiences, coming together in unique and welcoming rooms, creating space where music matters.

In 2021, Seated became a Sofar artist service. Working together, they aim to support artists at all stages of their career by connecting them with their biggest fans, introducing them to new ones, and giving them ownership of that relationship.

They put artists first, connecting them with tens of thousands of fans at thousands of shows around the world.

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