Tips are vital to earning a living as a working musician. Local bands often perform on street corners or in venues with no cover charge, relying upon tips to provide most of their income. Cards and electronic payments are increasingly becoming the preferred method of payment among consumers while paper transactions are declining steadily. The ability to accept tips electronically is critical to the economic security of performing musicians.
Digital Tip Jar is a free service that enables bands to accept tips from fans using credit/debit or paypal. Tips are paid directly to the artists, we do not take any percentage of the transaction. Each artist receives a unique QR code to display at performances, providing the audience with a quick and easy way to tip the band electronically. Fans that tip the band are able to leave personalized messages for the artist and receive exclusive content in exchange for their generosity.
Digital Tip Jar was created by Patrick Crilly, Charles Paul, and Bryan Joseph during the 48 hour codemkrs challenge, January 11-13, 2013.