Songkick Introduces Tourbox for Artists: Get More Fans to Your Shows

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

New publishing tool helps musicians power tour listings across all of their pages and profiles…enter once, publish everywhere

If you're a band looking to tell hundreds of millions of fans around the world where you'll be playing live, look no further. Songkick Tourbox for artists automates the publishing of your concert dates across the Internet, helping you reach hundreds of millions of existing and new fans with accurate, up-to-date tour information.

Artists at any stage in their career can take advantage of the largest and most comprehensive concert database in the world. With an unrivalled partner syndication network, Songkick is the only way to tell fans about your concerts right where they're listening to your music, including YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and more, as well as your own website, blog and Facebook page.

At Songkick, we're passionate about helping musicians spend their time doing what they love best - creating music and playing it live for fans. With the revolutionary Tourbox publishing tool we just got a step closer, putting artists in the driving seat by making it easy to publish tour information across the web from one single place.

Tourbox features include:

  • The dashboard is simply and easy-to-use. Artists can tap into an unmatched distribution opportunity to publish their concert dates across the Internet
  • A stylish, customizable plug-in powers your tour dates on your website. Leave the heavy lifting to us, we'll update your site automatically so you don't have to.
  • Automatic syncing to your Facebook, Tumblr and WordPress pages
  • Six million fans a month use Songkick to find concerts.  When you announce a tour date, we'll let them know through a custom concert alert.
  • With our Spotify app, fans create customized concert calendars based on their playlists. Playable concert listings let fans browse dates while deciding which tickets to buy for your show.
  • On YouTube, concert dates are listed next to your videos, letting fans know when you'll be coming to their city while they watch your videos.
  • On SoundCloud, Tourbox shows your concert dates right where fans are listening to your music.
  • Your tour dates reach a host of other services including Bandcamp, BandPage, foursquare, Hype Machine, Mobile Roadie, MTV, VEVO and more.
  • Updates sync instantly across all of your pages and profiles.

Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth comments, "At its best, a great show is an incredible shared experience between artists and fans, and for us, it's what music is all about. We want every fan and artist to have that experience, and that's why we created Songkick. With Tourbox, we are introducing a powerful publishing tool to help musicians promote their tour dates wherever fans are listening to their music."

He adds, "We've worked closely with innovative, U.S.-based booking group, The Windish Agency, during our beta phase. Using the uniquely developed plug-in we built for the Windish site, their agents immediately understood the huge opportunity this represents for their roster of touring artists. They provided useful input along the way to help shape this into a killer tool for musicians."

Tom Windish, President of The Windish Agency, said, "Songkick was a clear choice as a first partner in the direct-to-fan space for us. Through Songkick's extensive network of partners and their new tools, the lives of our artists are greatly simplified, and their shows get incredible promotion on the channels where people listen to music and discover concerts. We see this as just a start to our work with Songkick."

Artists already using the full suite of tools in Tourbox include The Windish Agency artists M83, Art vs Science and Cloud Nothings, as well as M Ward, Soundgarden, Attack Attack!, of Montreal and and label websites including Universal Music and Domino.

Why wait any longer to tell the world about your next gig? It's free and easy to get started right now.  Just head over to tourbox.songkick.com

Here's what our partners and artists are saying about it:

SoundCloud

"Songkick has been a popular feature among SoundCloud users," said Eric Wahlforss, founder & CTO of SoundCloud. "Now with Tourbox, everyone can manage and add tour dates to their SoundCloud profiles providing the opportunity for numerous sound enthusiasts to see their favorite artists."

Spotify

"Tourbox is an amazing tool for Chester French to connect with our fans and keep them up to date on our live shows," said D.A. Wallach, from the band Chester French and Spotify Artist in Residence. "Now fans can go directly to the Songkick app on Spotify to get the latest tour dates and listen to all of our music."  

VEVO

"Songkick's Tourbox is an excellent tool because it gives control to the artist," said Rio Caraeff, President and CEO, VEVO. "Tourbox lets artists power their tour dates across the multiple platforms their fans visit, an approach which mirrors VEVO's mission to be everywhere fans are. We continue to value our partnership with Songkick to provide our viewers updated tour dates for their favorite artists."

Attack Attack!

"We have grown up promoting our band through the internet and are always looking for new, innovative ways to get ourselves out there and keep our fans informed.  Songkick Tourbox is a superb tool to do just that," said lead vocalist Caleb Shomo.

The Artists Organization

"Managing tour dates for our bands across multiple platforms can be a time-consuming hassle.  We're excited to partner with Songkick on these publishing tools so we can give fans up to date live show information in so many places where they are listening to music. For frequently-touring acts like Soundgarden, Tourbox is a life saver," said Martin Coward of artist management company The Artists Organization.

RootMusic

"BandPage has been proud to partner with Songkick, because it's a great service that helps both artist and fan alike," comments J Sider, BandPage Founder and CEO. "The Songkick Tourbox will make it that much easier for bands to update their shows and for fans to find out about them."

Fanbridge

"FanBridge is pleased to support Songkick in the public launch of its artist management tools to further help artists manage the many facets of their careers and marketing strategies. As with managing fan relationships, it's critical for artists to have the best-of-breed tool for powering their tours as well," said Spencer Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, FanBridge. "We're looking forward to continuing to work with Songkick on this industry-leading platform, the largest single source of concert data available. It's a great opportunity for artists to power their tours through Songkick's artist platform and distribution network."

Watch the Tourbox demo video here.

Get Tourbox screenshots here and here. For more screenshots, email pr@songkick.com.

About Songkick
Songkick, the second-largest live music destination on the web with over six million monthly users, helps bring fans and artists closer together. Winner of a Webby Official Honoree award in 2012, the company was recognized by Music Week as the Best Consumer Digital Service in 2011 and by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top 10 Digital Music Startups of 2010. Songkick makes it easy for fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss them live through personalized alerts for upcoming shows in their town and the best ticket offers. With its Tourbox publishing tool, Songkick helps artists power their tour dates across the Internet through an unrivalled partner network that includes Bandcamp, BandPage, foursquare, Hype Machine, MTV, SoundCloud, Spotify, VEVO, Warner Music Group and YouTube. Songkick is backed by Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures and Y-Combinator as well as angel investors. Experience Songkick at http://www.songkick.com, on the iPhone and on Spotify.

For further information contact:

Sheryl Seitz
Songkick
sheryl@songkick.com
http://www.songkick.com/users/texanrose
+44(0)7805-613-051


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