Songkick raises $4m million Series A from Index

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Songkick, the London-based concert listings site that allows music fans to track bands, tour dates and buy tickets, has raised a $4m million Series A round lead by Index Ventures. Their previous total raised was $1.02m from Y Combinator, SoftTech VC and The Accelerator Group.

The investment betrays a strategy Index has of investing in entertainment-oriented startups, including Listen.com (Real Networks), Last.fm (CBS) and Viagogo (secondary ticketing market) as entertainment is usually something people delve into during downturns. Live music is also one of the few areas of defensibility in the music industry.

Saul Klein of Index will join the board of Songkick. Songkick is currently available in 5 countries and the investment will be used to expand the platform and launch new products.

  • http://www.veedow.com Fabio

    Great news! Congrats at Ian and the Songkick team!

  • http://www.socialibrium.com Ray

    Congrats guys – well done!

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  • James

    I split my time between the US and the UK and I’m a major live concerts fan. I’ve tried both Songkick, Livekick and other similar sites and Livekick works better for me than Songkick for US concerts.

  • http://www.hubdub.com Nigel Eccles

    Congrats to Ian and the team. Songkick is a great application solving a real problem. Does that mean he can now get a Y-combinator ‘graduation’ T-shirt?

  • madjid

    you mean that Saul Klein from TAG has convinced Saul Klein from Index to invest into a dog?

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