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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The latest update to the market-leading music identification/discovery app includes listings of nearby concerts, powered by Songkick
By IQ on 14 Mar 2017
Shazam today went live with the new version of its app, which sees Songkick’s database of more than five million concert listings integrated into the popular music-identification platform.
Teased late last year, the integration forms part of the recently launched Discover feature, curated by a user’s music taste and updated daily to include content ‘cards’ of new songs, videos, playlists and – as of today – Songkick concert data.
“When an artist announces a tour, fans who live near the venue will see a relevant concert card as part of their ‘Discover’ experience,” explains Shazam’s chief product officer, Fabio Santini. “We think it further streamlines music discovery on Shazam, and we can’t wait for fans to see it in action.”
“When an artist announces a tour, fans who live near the venue will see a relevant concert card as part of their Discover experience”
Songkick CEO Matt Jones adds: “We’re constantly innovating to make the live music experience better, and this is a great example of how we’re utilising Songkick’s extensive data to enhance the fan experience. Songkick and Shazam are both dedicated to making music fans’ lives easier, and we’re excited to see the impact of this enhanced discovery experience.”
Songkick cards appear in v7.6 of the Android app and v10.6 on iOS.7
Songkick, a concert discovery and direct-to-fan ticketing platform, hired Shazam’s former senior director of global music partnerships, Nick Fishbaugh, last July.
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