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Shazam unveils new app with Songkick integration

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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Songkick integrates with Shazam

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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Songkick poaches Shazam director for biz dev

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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