Songkick Announces Shazam Integration to Put Live Music in the Hands of Hundreds of Millions More Fans
With an upcoming product integration, the world’s leading artist-ticketing and concert discovery platform partners with one of the world’s most popular apps to enhance live music discovery for millions of fans.
“I’m proud to say we’ve built a technology platform that will enable every artist we work with, and every fan who uses us, a chance to seamlessly discover new artists and immediately have the opportunity to see them live.”
– Matt Jones, Songkick CEO
Songkick today announced a product integration with Shazam that will feature our hundreds of thousands of upcoming events within the Shazam app — a significant milestone to seamlessly connect the experiences of discovering artists and seeing them live for hundreds of millions of fans.
The new feature, which will be rolled out in 2017, will integrate Songkick’s concert data directly into the Shazam app, making artists’ tour dates available to users at the very moment they’re finding new music they love. Songkick will also bring this streamlined experience to exponentially increasing numbers of fans, with access to Shazam’s global community born from the app that has been downloaded more than one billion times.
“In partnering with Songkick to create this new offering, we are able to further connect the dots from discovery to fandom that make up a strong artist-to-fan relationship.”
– Fabio Santini, Chief Product Officer, Shazam
This announcement comes on the heels of a landmark year for us: Since merging with CrowdSurge in 2015, Songkick has received international attention for working with artists to improve the live experience, using technology to make sure artists sell more tickets to fans through accessible discovery while at the same time reducing the number of tickets sold to scalpers. Today, fans who use Songkick are doubling their concert attendance each year.
“The moment of discovery is such an important time to educate the fan about a show,” said Matt Jones, CEO of Songkick. “I’m proud to say we’ve built a technology platform that will enable every artist we work with, and every fan who uses us, a chance to seamlessly discover new artists and immediately have the opportunity to see them live. Shazam plays such a pivotal role in music discovery, and we’re excited to expand our reach to millions of more live music fans around the globe, ensuring Songkick is available wherever fans are engaging the most.”
“We’re constantly looking for ways to branch out in new ways to serve our users, focusing on what is important to music fans,” said Fabio Santini, Chief Product Officer, Shazam. “In partnering with Songkick to create this new offering, we are able to further connect the dots from discovery to fandom that make up a strong artist-to-fan relationship. We are extremely excited about bringing this to our global community in 2017.”