- Category: GPS Tracking
Rock Stars Are Going High Tech
GPS Tracking & Social Media
Rock stars and bands all across the world have one common goal, and that is to provide entertainment and connection with their fans. Years ago, the only way bands could connect with their fans was through radio appearances or live concerts, but now with the social networking revolution occurring, musicians have more outlets to reach their adoring fans. Today, bands, rock stars and musicians not only continue to perform live and do radio appearances, but they also have their own websites, Twitter accounts, MySpace pages, Facebook pages and more. They use every technological tool to their disposal to keep fans informed about what is going on, and to give them a closer more intimate look into their lives. However, a new craze that may catch on and add to the interconnectedness between fan and rock star is through the use of GPS tracking technology.
GPS trackers are already common on many sporting team buses and some musician tour buses. However, the intended purposes of the GPS monitoring are for security. Looking to keep fans more connected on what is happening while on tour, more musicians and small time bands are looking to utilize the GPS vehicle tracker technology to show fans the progression of a state, nation or global tour.
GPS Trackers: How They Are Being Used
Fans who add a band or musician’s Facebook or Myspace page are given the unique password and username to access the GPS tracking device on the band or musician’s tour bus. With access to the real-time GPS system information, fans will be able to see where a band or musician is playing, what hotel they are staying at and what cities they have already played. The fans will then not only be able to read status updates on what the band is doing via Facebook, but they will also have the ability to see everywhere they are going!
GPS Tracking Opinion
Understanding the heart-breaking stories about what happened to Selena and John Lennon, do you think musicians could be putting themselves in harm’s way by allowing fans to know their exact location in real-time?