Songkick raises $2 million to help people track, catalog live music

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Songkick is in the process of raising $2 million, an SEC filing reveals. Songkick indexes a host of ticket vendors, venue websites as well as local newspapers to create a database of concerts happening around the world.

This provides people with a centralized way of keeping track of live performances by their favorite bands and artists. In addition, Songkick is trying to build an extensive online catalog of live concert recordings.

Which I think is awesome, because I’m a bit of a live performance buff and frequently check out sites like Wolfgang’s Vault and others to find gems.

Songkick was founded in 2007 by three friends – Ian Hogarth, Pete Smith, and Michelle You – and has raised $6.52 million to date. Its investor roster includes Y Combinator, SoftTech VC, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/subadri Arie Aldrien Nugroho Widie

    It’s cool stuff, perhaps this not a startup on internet

  • http://www.ugetme.ca ugetme jeremy

    Really its fantastic.. Yeah this is the good way of keeping track of live performances.. Thanks for providing this information..
    University Canada

  • http://twitter.com/hurhurhurhurhuh I was prostitutioned

    Amazing. I hope this startup succeeds. weird name, though

  • Peter

    Songkick is awesome, I’ve been using it for a while now and have been to several gigs I wouldn’t otherwise have known about because of it!

  • http://www.hypedsound.com jonathanjaeger

    I started using Songkick recently and it’s great, especially if you don’t know know about or care to check all the venues’ websites in your area all the time. Plus they have artist suggestions/recommendations for artists on tour.

  • kickme

    How are these guys supposed to make enough money to sucker in yet another huge vc investment? Besides the ticket-scalper affiliate income, a model which is dying soon? There are at least a dozen similar sites which have been around for 5 years or so; I don’t see big differentiation here and ad revenues per-employee certainly aren’t going to supply the kind of return that a vc is looking for here — too much sunk cost for the marginal value – what am I missing in terms of finances/biz model?

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  • JennCarafelli

    I think this company will go far, great product!

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