Live.ly: a summary of your concert-going life
Last weekend, some of team Songkick headed over to France to take part in the Hack Day at this year’s MIDEM. For those not in the know, it’s a “full weekend of hacking in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music, software, mobile, hardware, art and the web – anything goes as long as it’s music related”. The event is a great way to demonstrate the creativity and innovation around music that comes from the tech community.
It’s always really exciting to see what comes out of these Hack Days, and you can check out the full list of innovations here.
One of the hacks, by our very own Sabrina, is something in particular that we wanted to share. Live.ly (powered by Songkick, Echonest and Last.fm) is a summary of your concert-going life, and that of your favourite artists. Explore which bands you’ve seen the most, venues you’ve been to, how far you travelled, and then check out the same for any artist! This means it’s a great alternative to some of the features that we have recently removed from Songkick.com as part of our spring (ok, winter) clean.
First up, you pick if you want to check out data for you as a Songkick user, or for a particular artist:
Then, you can specify which year you would like to see the data for (optional) and it generates this awesome page of music data goodness:
It’s not 100% perfect, as it’s a hack! But it does do a great job of visualising where bands have played, as well as what your concert-going activity has been for a particular year.
Hope you enjoy playing around with it as much as we have. Let us know which bands you’ve seen the most in the comments section below…