Songkick : Be the first to know about concerts
Songkick is for those who like to be one step ahead of the rest. They also believe that an amazing concert can change your life. And what they do, is make it easier for you to find those potentially life changing experiences, as well as having space dedicated to the memory of them. And those memories can go all the way back to the 1960s!
The website itself is very handy, and makes tracking artists simple as you can integrate it with iTunes, Last.fm or even your Facebook likes. Once you’ve got tracking, they then lists your artists’ concerts in your local area as well as send you notification emails when your favourite artists create events, meaning that you’ll never miss out ever again! We love how seamless the site is to use, the very easy sign-up process and an attractive interface are impressive and songkick even allows you to plan your outings on your smart phone complete with an interactive calendar of past, present and future events, so now you can be in the know, on the go.
The site boasts over 100,000 up and coming events and more than 2,000,000 “gigographies”; listings of historical concerts complimented by user reviews, videos and photographs. Songkick users can view gigographies and click “I was there” to any past concerts or events, which adds the concert to your Songkick profile meaning that you can link up with fans with similar tastes of music. Songkick will send you automatic alerts when your Songkick friends say they’re going to a show which encourages fans to explore new and exciting artists.
Founded by three mates in 2007, Songkick is one of the original crew in London’s Silicon Roundabout and have had a series of successes that do the roundabout proud. Most notably, their $10M Series B round – Sequoia’s first ever UK investment.
So there you have it, Songkick. Now I wonder, will this be the end of touting as fans will no longer have an excuse for not buying their gig tickets on time? Quite possibly…
- Being told when our favourite bands are playing in town
- Knowing what gigs our friends are going to
- Ron Burgundy fuelled movie nights at Songkick’s HQ!