Songkick Artist and Concert Information Showcased in Yahoo! Search Results
LONDON – October 22, 2010 –Songkick (www.songkick.com), the live music and technology company that connects music fans with their favorite artists’ tours now has its data showcased in Yahoo!’s results for music searches. The integration makes it easy for music fans to discover local concert information and acquire cheap tickets, all while they are searching for their favorite bands.
The integration between Yahoo! and Songkick was recently featured as part of a series of initiatives Yahoo! launched to improve search experiences for Yahoo! users.
“Yahoo! and Songkick just made it a lot easier for music fans to discover when their favorite bands are on tour,” said Ian Hogarth, CEO and co-founder. “We’re combining the reach of one of the web’s premier Search engines with our database of more than 120,000 upcoming concerts to deliver local, relevant concert info to music fans.
“It’s one click to find out about a show near you, another to purchase your ticket. We’re providing relevant concert information as fans use Yahoo! to search for their favorite bands.”
Hogarth said that Songkick’s database of concerts is integrated directly into Yahoo! Search, so fans searching for an artist will see local concert info within a new module at the top of relevant Search result pages.
“Touring is how many artists pay the rent,” said Hogarth. “Songkick promotes their tour by putting relevant concert information in front of fans through partnerships like this one.”
The integration of Songkick into Yahoo!’s Search results is part of a series of innovative new enhancements Yahoo! launched to help people get to personally relevant entertainment content faster, and allowing them to act on the things they find to complete tasks. Showcasing Songkick’s data in Search results provides quick and easy ways for Yahoo! users to purchase concert tickets while searching for news and information about musical artists.
Songkick’s concert information is shared via an open API with distribution partners including YouTube, Vevo, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Mobile Roadie.
Songkick, the home for live music on the web, is now the second largest live music destination after LiveNation. Recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top 10 Digital Music Startups of 2010 and voted Best Innovation in BT’s 2010 Digital Music Awards, Songkick makes it easy for fans to track concerts for their favorite artists so they never miss them live. Songkick aggregates artist, concert, festival, venue, and ticket information from across 60 countries, so fans can receive personalized alerts for upcoming shows in their town and find the cheapest tickets. Fans can use Songkick to share concerts on other social networks, and add photos, set lists, and reviews after the show. Songkick’s live music information is distributed across a network of partners including YouTube, Vevo, and The Hype Machine through their API.
Songkick is backed by Index Ventures and Y Combinator, as well as angels from the technology and music industries. Please visit www.songkick.com for more info.
Sue Ellen Schaming