A LEADING SOURCE OF CLUBBING AND PARTY INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
Since 1994, SPRACI has developed into a leading events listings site for information on parties, clubs, gigs, festivals, artists, djs, and pretty much anything to do with music, arts, events and gatherings|
As one of the earliest listings sites where event organisers could enter their events themselves, SPRACI continues to innovate in making it easy for organisers to let people know about their events and for people to find events they might be interested in attending.
Back in 1993 there was an email-based mailing list called "MDA Info" run by Michael MD associated with a radio show called "Music Dance Aesthetic". (Michael MD was an announcer/dj on the show and could also be heard djing at parties and club events).
It was a listing of upcoming Sydney events and was sent out weekly and also posted on bulletin boards and newsgroups.
When the radio show ended in 1994 (after seven years 1987-94) the name of the mailing list was changed to "Sydney Party Rave And Club Info".
Later that year it became a website called "SPRACI" at first focussing mainly on Sydney events, DJ profiles, etc.
In 1996 it was moved to a bigger server as it was expanding.
In 1997 new sections for interstate cities (Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, North NSW, Perth, etc) were added and the listings were automated
1999 -SPRACI goes global....
The site has now grown to a point where it generates about two million hits per month - that is over 10000 user sessions per day)
and provides sections for most countries worldwide.
WHAT'S ON - EVENTS GUIDE
The focus and genesis of the site is the free events listings, or "What's On". This is a comprehensive guide to party events of all types and attracts repeat visits from Internet-savvy party-goers from many cities.
The What's On is also used by radio stations, other web sites, promoters and others to keep track of goings-on, plan dates for events, and inform the wider community through other mediums.
There are lots of Message Boards on the site catering for discussions about music, events, parties as well as general discussion and also sections for news/press releases.
There is also a directory of website links which can be views by area/city/country or by category.
Other services include an API for data syndication with applications and websites, Profiles for Artists/DJs/Labels/Organisations, Blogs, Custom listings, data feeds and more.