Photo credit: Charles Reagan Studios via Austin City Limits Festival Our beta testers rock, and here at EarBuds, we believe music is meant to be shared. So in September and October, we're treating our users to something special: unlimited early access to add their friends to the app and a chance to win two 3-Day Weekend #2 Austin City Limits Fest passes.
How to ParticipateTo enter the contest, you'll either need to be in the app as a beta tester or be referred by one of our existing testers. Not in the app yet? No problem! We're sending out early access invites in September. Sign up for the beta here.
What You'll WinWe're giving away two 3-Day Weekend #2 ACL wristbands — one for you, beta testers, and one for a friend you've referred. If you're drawn as our winner, you'll get to choose which of your friends you've referred that we'll give the second wristband to. We'll hand-deliver the passes to you (maybe with some swag?) and feature you on our social media during the first week of October.
How to WinRefer your friends to the beta through the EarBuds app. You'll get an entry for each of your friends that follows up on the invite and submits their email to our beta waitlist. You can invite friends from now through October 1st, and there are two places in the app to refer your friends! You can send your invite link to friends from the feed or from your profile. When none of your friends are live in EarBuds, you'll see a screen that says "Invite Friends." In your profile, you'll see a menu in the top right corner; when you click the menu icon, you'll be prompted to "Invite your friends to EarBuds!" or to log out of the app. Either of the invite options will generate a unique code tied to your entries for the contest, and you're able to send the invite via SMS, iMessage, email, Facebook, etc.
RulesFor an entry to count, we have to collect your friend's email address through the in-app invitation. We'll notify our testers of the winner through email before announcing on social, so you should watch your inbox during the first week of October! One ACL wristband will go to an early adopter, and the winner will get the option of choosing which of their referrals will join them at ACL Fest with the second wristband. The winner will be chosen by drawing, but your chances increase the more referrals you make. Again, one referral = one entry to win.
- What happens if I can't make ACL Weekend #2? That's okay! If you and a friend win passes, it's up to you what you do with them: trade for another weekend, or maybe sell one and choose a 1-day pass that works better for your schedule. We just want our beta testers to enjoy ACL Fest however they can.
- My friends all have Android phones. Can I still refer them? Absolutely. EarBuds is in beta exclusively for iOS right now, but Android is in our future. As long as your friends are Spotify Premium or Apple Music users, they're welcome to join our waitlists.
- When will my friends be in the app? If you're referring friends with iOS devices, you'll probably see them on EarBuds in September! We're adding a large number of users this month.