Shazam and Songkick are teaming up so that you can discover live concerts when you discover new music.
A new partnership between Songkick and Shazam will see the thousands of events offered by Songkick coming to Shazam’s apps in 2017. This will mean that every time you discover a new song on Shazam you can see if they’re playing nearby soon, whether they’re on tour or playing many shows so you can instantly arrange to go and see your new favourite band.
CEO of Songkick, Matt Jones said: “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. 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.”
Songkick’s service has been making fans aware of live shows and events around the world for years and also aims to reduce the prevalence of ticket scalpers by letting fans know when tickets are available for an event. Songkick have even worked with Adele to ensure that tickets go straight to fans rather than through a middle-man scalper.
Shazam’s Chief Product Officer, Fabio Santini, also spoke on their partnership saying: “We’re constantly looking for ways to branch out in new ways to serve our users, focusing on what is important to music fans. 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.”