Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Acquires Music Event Listing And Promotion Service Gigbot

Online ticketing startup Ticketfly has acquired music event listing and promotions site Gigbot. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ticketfly, which helps concert promoters sell tickets by leveraging social media, plans to integrate Gigbot’s technology into its portal. Gigbot’s flagship product, Gigbot Pro adopts a similar social media model to Ticketfly, allowing musicians to promote shows via the social networks, schedule auto tweets and syndicate content to event listings sites.

Gigbot also lets fan comment on and share which events they are planning to attend and receive alerts when their favorite artists are coming to town. And musicians can create and send email newsletters to fans and publish music to the site. Sean Porter, Gigbot’s founder and chief architect, has joined Ticketfly as the Vice President of Product.

Ticketfly just raised $3 million in funding from The NYC Seed Fund, High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners, and a number of angel investors including Howard Lindzon.