Digital Fan’s A3 app is a direct conduit from the artist to the fans. A3 is an all access app that provides exclusive content to devoted fans and followers.
A3 is a text, a pic, audio or video message ,sent directly from the artist’s phone to their fans phones. Imagine a band walking out on stage and taking their iPhone, Droid or Blackberry, launching A3, and taking a quick video then sending it down the wire for their fans to see. Whether working on a new song, previewing a new album cover or poster, announcing a tour or TV appearance or a myriad of other options the A3 app from Digital Fan is the paramount fan club device for the digital era.
How does it work? All public TXT updates can be linked to a band’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. When they send media − audio, video, pics, or a private TXT − their fans on Facebook and Twitter will see a status update notifying them that the artist  just uploaded exclusive A3 content, and “For exclusive access, please upgrade to an A3 account.” (With a link to the app).
A3 is a free app that allows fans to opt in for an all access pass for a minimal fee of $1.99 a month or $5.99 for 3 months – with an extra month free*. Bands can deliver dynamic content to their fans instantaneously with a simple update a few times per week to start with.. The more exclusive the content, the more engaged the fans will be. All A3 content will be archived as well, so new fans can go back and look up previous content (archive only lasts from one week prior to start of subscription). Artists currently using the A3 app include Queensryche, Bumblefoot of Guns N’ Roses, The Tour Bus Radio Show,Evan Farmer of CMT’s Top 20 Countdown, Anew Revolution, Warrant, Tantric, Hailey Bright of Spike TV and more!
Developed by Ralph Sutton, Lane Roathe and Rich Rice  –  “I’ve been doing my radio show ‘The Tour Bus” for over a decade,” says Ralph Sutton. “In the past 5 years more and more bands have been discussing with me the pitiful state of the music industry – and I thought – if this keeps going the way it is – hearing new music from great bands won’t happen anymore – because bands won’t be able to survive!    So I took the idea of a fan club from when I used to be a member of the KISS ARMY and made it work for the 21st century!  And it’s working great not just for bands – but anyone who has a strong fan base.”
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