I'm not even kidding you: I was literally about to make a joke about this in another thing I was writing just a minute ago. Not this particularly, but the idea that if you paid a monthly fee to some ticket distributor, you could get free gigs all year. Like streaming live music but in real life. Actual living and breathing music following the same model as streaming. It seemed mad and undoable in my head, so I didn't even bother making the joke – if, indeed, you could call it a joke.

But what I was going to say is: why not support an artist another way instead of subscribing to something, or buying their CDs? Go to see them live, pay for a ticket! Ticket sales must make quite a lot of money for artists.

However, this has instead become a real life thing and you must subscribe. Well, actually I won't paint it like that because I don't know anything about it yet – plus at the moment it is supporting burgeoning talent rather than catering to established acts. What I do know, though, is that this service is called Jukely and for $25 per month ($300 per year) you can see a range of concerts in the New York area for free (well not free, really).

You won't be seeing some huge bands play. It's more for people that are on their way up – for instance, Zola Jesus and DIIV are just a couple of artists you could see for the fee. You'd have to be someone who really likes going to random gigs.

"The idea is to fill the room and expose folks to bands that are just starting to blow up, but have enough of a presence to sell a few of their own tickets, too," explains Jukely co-founder, Bora Celik.

But at $300 a year? Only if you go to more gigs than you're going to at the moment, or somehow end up spending less a year because you pay to go to loads of gigs anyway, would it be worth it. Otherwise… I dunno. Until its gradual adoption and perhaps-inevitable expansion, this might actually do for live events what Spotify and co. has done for consuming and experiencing music online – but hopefully without the endless debating.