100,000 New Songkick Users Discovering Concerts on Spotify
Songkick Concerts App A Big Hit with Spotify Users
London, UK, 28 March 2012 – Songkick announced today that over 100,000 new users have signed up to its service through the Songkick Concerts app on Spotify since it launched. The Songkick app has already proven to be a huge success on the web, and on iPhone and now on the Spotify platform.
Millions of personalized concert alerts have been sent to users who have registered through Spotify. Fans receive email alerts when artists they are tracking in their Spotify Library announce new shows in their city – and any city around the world they wish to include. Songkick users find out first when their tracked artists are playing without wading through long lists of bands that are not of interest.
Information for 50,000 different concerts and festivals from Songkick’s extensive database has already been sent to these new users on Spotify’s platform. From jazz quartets in coffee shops to big name acts in stadiums, people are discovering a huge range of live shows and performances. The breadth of Spotify’s catalogue combined with the scope of Songkick’s concert database brings together music discovery and concert discovery in an unrivalled experience for fans.
“Songkick is working to build a deeper connection between artists and fans. We want more people to experience the thrill of seeing an amazing live show. We know how memorable a fantastic concert can be, and we’re on a mission to get people to see more live music,” said Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth. “This is great news for bands too. With your music on Spotify and your concerts on Songkick, we’ll help get more fans to your shows wherever you are touring. Keep adding your tour dates to Songkick and we’ll keep moving them all over the web for you.”
Spotify’s Director of Platform Sten Garmark added, “Spotify is not just a place to listen to all the world’s music, but – thanks to apps like Songkick – it is also a great place to find out when and where your favorite artist will be playing live. More than 100,000 Spotify users now use the Songkick app to find out tour dates for their favorite artists, browse map and venue information, and click through to buy tickets. More music fans can get to more concerts with Songkick, which is good news for both fans of live music and for artists.”
The Songkick Concerts app on Spotify includes features to make concert-going easy and fun:
A personalized concert calendar – The app scans the music and playlists in your Spotify Library to track your favourite artists, creating a calendar showing when your artists are playing in your area.
Be the first to know about concerts – Receive email notifications when a new concert is announced for your tracked artists, so you know in advance before tickets go on sale.
Playable concert listings – While browsing listings for your city, quickly and easily check out the bands songs on Spotify.
One-stop shopping – For each concert, view venue information including the full line-up, map and a link to buy tickets.
Syncs with your existing Songkick account – The Songkick Concerts app on Spotify is fully integrated with your Songkick.com account.
Check out the Songkick app for Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/app/songkickconcerts About Songkick
Songkick, the second-largest live music destination on the web, helps bring fans and artists closer together. Recognized by Music Week as the Best Consumer Digital Service in 2011, 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 their favorite artists so they never miss them live. Songkick aggregates artist, concert, festival, venue, and ticket information from across 70 countries, so fans can receive personalized alerts for upcoming shows in their town and find the best ticket offers. Fans can use Songkick to share their concert plans on other social networks. Songkick’s live music information is distributed across a network of partners including Bandcamp, foursquare, VEVO, Warner Music Group and YouTube through their API. Songkick is backed by Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures and Y Combinator as well as angels from the technology and music industries. Experience Songkick at www.songkick.com, on the iPhone and on Spotify.