The idea of Pixie Weyand – owner, manager and booker at Brisbane live music venue The Zoo – FEED MUSIC aims to revolutionise the way that bands tour, channeling much needed funds back into their art and ultimately improving mental wellbeing.
Next week, FEED MUSIC will launch nationally at BIGSOUND rolling out partnerships with Beach Burrito, Universal Store and Mountain Goat. "Artists can sign up at no cost to our online platform," Pixie says.
"While they are on tour, they will be able to access participating FEED MUSIC cafes and restaurants where they can eat and drink for free.
"It's a two-way street and is all about mutual support. In return for the free meal/s artists will tag, rate or check-in to the cafe or restaurant sharing the love - helping them help that business. It's marketing with integrity."
It's a project Pixie has been working on for a couple of years, mentioning FEED MUSIC when scenestr TV interviewed her last year (April, 2016) as part of the ownership change at The Zoo (fast forward to 13min 50sec mark).