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The newly WMG-owned Songkick has joined forces with French retailer and ticketing market leader Fnac, as well as Facebook
By Jon Chapple on 26 Feb 2018
Concert discovery platform Songkick – last month relieved of the last of its ticketing infrastructure by former legal adversary Live Nation, following the shuttering of its ticket sales division in October – has partnered with French ticketing giant Fnac.
According to the International Ticketing Yearbook 2017, Fnac – which owns France Billet, Carrefour Spectacles and its own ticket agency, Fnac Spectacles – is the market leader in France, selling nearly 14m tickets annually through its online platform and its network of more than 1,200 physical shops, including its Fnac music retail stores.
Songkick, now owned by Warner Music Group, simultaneously announced a deal with Facebook to add concerts from its listings onto the social network.
The new partnerships follow deals with internet radio/streaming service Pandora and music video platform Vevo.
“Our team is growing, and our plans for the years ahead are more ambitious than ever”
“We have tapped into Warner’s global infrastructure and existing fan base to accelerate growth and solidify Songkick’s status as the best concert discovery tool in the market,” says Tony Harlow, president of WMG’s label services division, WEA. “We know that Songkick users are highly engaged passionate music fans and we strive to provide them more content, access and rewards for their enthusiasm.”
“Since we joined forces with Tony and his amazing team at WEA, we’ve been in growth mode, striking a series of deals with distribution and ticketing partners aimed at expanding our global presence,” adds Songkick’s CTO, Mark McIntyre. “Our team is growing, and our plans for the years ahead are more ambitious than ever. We’re off to a great start and are looking forward to building on this exciting partnership.”
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