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[Austria], a popular music service striving from Austria but operating from Liechtenstein, have released an API that enables developers to gain access to more than 96,000 concert setlists and a host of other concert-related data.

The site itself comes as a wiki-style free repository of a wide range of setlists, which are made shareable with a nifty and well-designed widget that keeps the spirit of a seemingly handwritten setlist. has yet to take investment but claims to be the “world’s biggest collection of setlists” and contains various social features, offering its users a rewarding online experience even if they haven’t attended a specific concert. Additional features include lyrics that pop-up (which are pulled in from the startup’s other online property or a statistics tool, showing which song has been played, how often and at which venue. Besides the user-generated content, they are also utilising some data from

For developers rather than concert-goers there are numerous possibilities offered by the API. Not only access to the setlists themselves, but also additional data such as tours, artists and venues. With the lauch, the startup has also managed to get some known and not so known brands to integrate their API, most notably US-based Bands in Town, a service that gives you a decent overview of what’s happening in your hometown in terms of gigs.

Successful competitors, such as well-funded Songkick, show that tracking and suggesting concerts on the web is both a viable business and relevant to consumers. However it also shows that might need to start adding a broader range of features if they ultimately want to compete with the likes of Songick et al, which offer its users a more complex overview of artists and their concerts.

  • Timmmmeh

    What’s a ‘setlist’?

    • Steve O'Hear

      A list of tracks and the order in which they were performed at a concert.

    • Definition

      A set list, or setlist, is a document that lists the songs that a band or musical artist intends to play during a specific concert performance. … (

      A document itemizing the songs to be played by a particular band or musical act for a particular show or tour (

      • Timmmmeh

        Thanks Steve & Defintion :)

        Now I know what one is, the most pertinent question is, why on earth would anyone want to access them?

        Anyone can access a full list of tracks that an artist has made, I can see the obvious use in that but why would you want to know what they’ve played at specific concerts? I think I’m missing something!

      • Steve O'Hear

        As the article points out, there is more than setlist data on offer. That said, setlists for fans that actually attended the concert, couple with other data or presented in new ways, could have value.

      • Definition

        I could image that thousands of music geeks are quite obsessed with just about any statistics derived from such data: “They haven’t played this song since 1993”, “That’s the first time he played this song in Italy.”, “She used to play this song as an encore during her 2009 tour”, … geeky, in deed, but people are completely into this kind of “information” :)

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