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."