Songkick has begun rolling out its product integration with Shazam to music fans worldwide.
The partnership introduces Songkick’s database of more than five million events and upcoming concerts into the Shazam app so users can find out about tour dates at the very moment they're finding new music.
Initially teased late last year, the new integration means Shazam users are now able to conveniently access concert dates as part of the app's recently launched Discover feature, which is curated by a user's music taste and updated daily to include cards of new songs, videos, playlists and now 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," added Fabio Santini, chief product officer at Shazam. "We think it further streamlines music discovery on Shazam, and we can't wait for fans to see it in action."
The Songkick cards have been integrated into Android version 7.6, and iOS version 10.6, and are available to all users.
“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,” said Songkick CEO Matt Jones (pictured). “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.”
Since merging with CrowdSurge in 2015, Songkick has received international attention for working with artists to improve the live experience, utilising its technology to ensure artists sell more tickets to fans through enhanced discovery while reducing the number of tickets sold to touts.
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