Ticketing and concert discovery platform Songkick has announced a product integration with Shazam.
The partnership will see Songkick’s list of hundreds of thousands of upcoming events featured within the Shazam app.
The new offering, which will be rolled out in 2017, will integrate Songkick’s concert data and information directly into the Shazam app, making hundreds of thousands of upcoming artists’ tour dates available to users as they loos to tag songs.
Songkick will have access to Shazam’s global user-base, born from an app that has been downloaded more than one billion times.
Since merging with CrowdSurge in 2015, Songkick – backed by Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment – has made it its mission to reduce the number of tickets sold to scalpers, working with artists including Adele to ensure as many primary tickets land in the hands of fans as possible.
“The moment of discovery is such an important time to educate the fan about a show,” said Matt Jones, CEO of Songkick.
“The moment of discovery is such an important time to educate the fan about a show.”
Matt Jones, 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.”
Visited by more than 12 million music fans every month, Songkick’s concert discovery platform targets more than 60 markets globally with notifications and tickets whenever a fan’s favorite artists are playing nearby.
Songkick has offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York. Learn more about Songkick at www.songkick.com/partner, and download the app to track your favorite artists and never miss them live, on iOS and Android.Music Business Worldwide