The latest update to the market-leading music identification/discovery app includes listings of nearby concerts, powered by Songkick
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Users of the music-identification platform will from 2017 be able to buy tickets from Songkick at the "moment of discovery"
By IQ on 10 Nov 2016
Popular music-identification app Shazam will soon include concert listings from Songkick, adding a live component its existing integrations with Spotify, YouTube, iTunes/Apple Music and several other music streaming services.
From early next year, users of Shazam – which has been downloaded more than a billion times since launching in 2008 – will be directed to tour dates “at the very moment they’re finding new music they love”.
Matt Jones, Songkick’s CEO, says: “The moment of discovery is such an important time to educate the fan about a show. 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.
“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”
“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,” adds Fabio Santini, chief product officer at 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.”
Ticketing and concert discovery service Songkick hired Shazam’s former senior director of global music partnerships, Nick Fishbaugh, in July.
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