A mobile phone app to stream and download Phish concerts after they happen received the Best Touring App award during the Billboard Music App Awards at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! conference today in San Francisco. Up against Bonnaroo's festival app by Aloompa and the R5 music venue app from Ticketfly, Live Phish clinched the award with a series of key features that's driving sales.

Brad Serling, CEO of Live Phish builder Nugs.net said more than 10,000 fans of the touring jam band downloaded the app during its first week, and 17% of those downloaders went on to purchase concert audio as well as Phish back catalog items through the app.

The app continues a historic trend in audience engagement between jam bands and fans. Musical icons The Grateful Dead largely invented file-sharing through a robust, band-supported peer-to-peer, mail-based community of concert tapers and recording traders.


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