NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Songkick, the world's leading artist-ticketing and concert discovery platform, today announced a product integration with Shazam, one of the world's most popular apps. The partnership will introduce Songkick's comprehensive list of hundreds of thousands of upcoming events featured within the Shazam app, seamlessly connecting the experience of discovering artists and seeing them perform live, to hundreds of millions of fans.
The new offering, which will be rolled out in 2017, will integrate Songkick's concert data and information directly into the Shazam app, making hundreds of thousands of upcoming artists' tour dates available to users at the very moment they're finding new music they love. In tandem, Songkick will have access to Shazam's expanding global community, born from an app that has been downloaded more than one billion times.
The announcement comes on the heels of a landmark year for Songkick: Since merging with CrowdSurge in 2015, the company has received international attention for working with artists to improve the live experience, utilizing its technology to ensure artists sell more tickets to fans through enhanced discovery while reducing the number of tickets sold to scalpers; and fans who use Songkick are now attending over twice as many shows each year.
"The moment of discovery is such an important time to educate the fan about a show," said Matt Jones, CEO of Songkick. "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. 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," said Fabio Santini, Chief Product Officer, 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."
As the world's leading independent artist-ticketing and concert discovery platform, Songkick connects hundreds of the world's greatest artists with millions of music fans around the globe, utilizing its proprietary technology to increase ticket sales and fight scalping. Visited by more than 12 million music fans every month, Songkick's concert discovery platform targets more than 60 markets globally with notifications and tickets whenever a fan's favorite artists are playing nearby. Songkick's innovative technology improves the fan experience, ensuring tickets end up in the hands of an artist's most engaged fans. Songkick has offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York. Learn more about Songkick at www.songkick.com/partner, and download the app to track your favorite artists and never miss them live, on iOS and Android.
Shazam is one of the world's most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores—and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has been downloaded over 1 billion times and has exceeded 30 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data, visit www.shazam.com.
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