Songkick Finally Gets Around To An Android App, Claims No.2 Spot Behind Ticketmaster

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Apple Still Has It

Music startup Songkick, which tracks your favourite bands and tells you when they are gigging, has gotten plenty of traction on the Web and on iOS. But a missing link in the platform play has been Android. That changes today with the launch of their Android app.

By scanning a user’s music library, Google Music account, or Last.fm app, the Songkick for Android app lets users create a concert calendar based on the artists they like and their location.

On Android, all the usual features are present such as importing your favorite artists from Facebook, Pandora or your Last.fm accounts; receive alerts on new concerts; comparing the best ticket offers and a host of social features.

Songkick is now claiming to be the second largest concert destination after Ticketmaster, and they say their own research shows that fans attend nearly twice the number of concerts the year after they start using Songkick. Ticketmaster for its part is the one to beat in this space of course, but their play contains far less social features and integration at present, something which is probably helping Songkick’s growth.