Bandsintown acquires Hypebot and MusicThinkTank

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown has acquired artist centric and technology news outlets Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com founded in 2004 by music industry veteran Bruce Houghton.

Bandsintown counts over 500,000 registered artists and provides a platform for fans and artists to connect.

Launched in 2004, Hypebot covers music business news. Hypebot’s MusicThinkTank is an open forum for musicians and music business professionals.

Hypebot is also the latest property to join the Bandsintown Amplified advertising platform.

“Working with a successful artist-centric team like Bandsintown will give Hypebot the resources to expand on our mutual mission of empowering artists.”

bruce Houghton

Hypebot and MusicThinkTank will continue to be run by Houghton, who will also step into a adviser role for Bandsintown with a specific focus on artist partnerships.

“Hypebot was created as a guide to understanding the new music industry – not just labels and tech companies; but more importantly, the artists and music that give it life,” said Hypebot Founder and Editor Bruce Houghton.

“Working with a successful artist-centric team like Bandsintown will give Hypebot the resources to expand on our mutual mission of empowering artists.

“I look forward to contributing to Bandsintown’s ongoing effort to help more artists and managers build a successful and sustainable career in music, with live music at its center.”

“By welcoming Bruce and Hypebot into the Bandsintown family, we enhance the breadth of our support to the artists and further contribute to artists’ career growth and success.”

Fabrice Sergent, Bandsintown

Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown added: “We believe Indie and emerging artists are a transformative and a vibrant component of the music industry.

“We share the same passion for independent and DIY artists.

“By welcoming Bruce and Hypebot into the Bandsintown family, we enhance the breadth of our support to the artists and further contribute to artists’ career growth and success.”Music Business Worldwide