Apple have just updated Apple Music and Apple Maps to highlight music venues and artist shows in your area.
To compete with Spotify’s increasing efforts to promote live events in the app, Apple Music and Apple Maps are integrating the concert discovery features implemented into Shazam last year. The features below are available today across mobile and desktop apps, as well as web apps.
Apple Music just launched Set Lists. Joining other Artist Playlists like Essentials, Set Lists are playlists of songs from the artist’s current tour. Here you can also read about the production and browse their upcoming shows in your area via Shazam’s concert discovery module. Artists involved include Sam Smith, BLACKPINK, Peso, Pluma, Kane Brown, blink-182 and Ed Sheeran.
Apple Maps just announced more than 40 new Guides. Launched on iOS 14 in 2020, Guides are packagaes of tourist information for certain cities, some produced by third-parties. These latest additions are curated by Apple Music editors, higlighting the best venues to experience live music, such as symphony halls and clubs. Again, using Shazam’s concert discovery module, you can click through to browse a venue’s upcoming shows, pulled from event recommendation and artist discovery platform Bandsintown.
These music Guides are currently in ten cities around the world: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, and San Francisco in North America; Berlin, London, Paris, and Vienna in Europe; Tokyo, Melbourne, and Sydney in the Asia-Pacific region; and Mexico City in Latin America.