Users of the music-identification platform will from 2017 be able to buy tickets from Songkick at the "moment of discovery"
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Nick Fishbaugh is tasked with forging new partnerships and expanding the live music discovery/ticketing platform's presence globally
By IQ on 28 Jul 2016
Artist-ticketing and concert discovery service Songkick has added to its business development staff with the hire of Nick Fishbaugh, previously senior director of global music partnerships at Shazam.
Fishbaugh will join the London-based company’s US west coast office in Los Angeles.
Prior to working at Shazam, whose app – one of the most popular in the world – uses a smartphone or computer microphone to identify a song being played and then links to it on streaming services and digital music stores, Fishbaugh was an artist manager at Pat Magnarella Management and The Collective in California.
“This has been a monumental year for Songkick, and with the addition of Nick we’re able to connect with more incredible artists around the world and further enhance the live experience”
He will now be responsible for expanding Songkick’s reach worldwide, including partnerships with new artists.
“This has been a monumental year for Songkick, and with the addition of Nick we’re able to connect with more incredible artists around the world and further enhance the live experience,” says Matt Jones, who has been Songkick’s sole CEO since January. “We’re witnessing a tremendous year of growth across our platform, and as we continue to work with more artists and remain a transparent, pioneering technology partner, we’re paving the way for additional announcements to come.”
Songkick’s “monumental year” so far includes becoming an associate member of the MMF and continuing to battle Ticketmaster/Live Nation in the California courts.
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