New partnership with Warner Music Group!
It’s been a busy week here at Songkick HQ, they say things come in threes and that’s sure true for us at the moment! First up was a really exciting profile in the New York Times (even the luddite parents know this is a big deal!)…
…second was a lovely write up in the Guardian, and lastly, things have been rounded off with a new partnership announcement with Warner Music Group (full press release below).
The integration will have Songkick concert dates featuring across WMG’s artist websites, Facebook pages and mobile. As our very own Ian says, “With this relationship, Songkick and Warner Music Group are teaming up to make things easier for artists and better for the fans who want to see them perform live.”
We’re really chuffed to be working with WMG and their great roster of artists, and hope that both the fans and the artists will find it a useful integration!
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Songkick, the company that helps music fans keep track of their favorite artists’ tours, today announced a partnership to integrate Songkick concert dates and information on Warner Music Group’s (NYSE:WMG - News) artist websites. The partnership will use Songkick’s comprehensive database of concerts to automatically maintain tour dates, update concert and venue information and offer up-to-the-minute ticket buy links on WMG’s artist websites.
“Touring is an important part of an artist’s career. By automatically updating artist websites with the latest concert and ticket information, Songkick is taking the onus off those who maintain websites, allowing them instead to spend more time focusing on their art,” said Songkick CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. “With this relationship, Songkick and Warner Music Group are teaming up to make things easier for artists and better for the fans who want to see them perform live.”
WMG will use Songkick’s concert data to power artist’s websites, mobile websites and apps beginning with those artists signed to Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records.
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, Yahoo!, Bandcamp 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.