concerts

Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier

Buying event tickets online isn't a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern experience by c

YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists’ video pages

YouTube today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see the Google-owned video network connecting fans with concert tickets and tour information directly on artists’ YouTube video

MyMusicTaste, which allows fans to request live events, gets $11M Series C

MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-headquartered service that lets fans campaign to bring their favorite artists to their city, plans to double the concerts it organizes next year after raising an $11 million Seri

Amazon debuts its own concert series in the UK as a perk for Prime members

Amazon is expanding its perks for Prime subscribers, with the launch of its own concert series called Prime Live Events. The debut shows will take place in London in May through July, starting with B

Gametime raises $20 million to sell last-minute, textable tickets to sporting events and concerts

Gametime has raised $20 million in venture funding for an app that allows people to find and buy tickets to a nearby concert or sporting event at the last minute, and even up to a half-hour after a ga

Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

Over the past year Instagram has been working to reinvigorate the Explore tab, which is the app’s place for showing you personalized content. What started as a simple algorithm to determine pho

Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, w

Gigwell rescues concert bookers from PDF hell

It’s dumbfounding how an industry as huge as live music still relies on a patchwork of backwards, outdated technologies. Word document offer letters, PDF riders, endless back-and-forth emails, s

MyMusicTaste, A Crowdsourcing Platform For Concerts, Raises $10M Series A

MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-based startup that gauges fan interest to help figure out where to plan concerts, plans to expand throughout Asia after landing a $10 million Series A led by Softbank Ventures Ko

Concert Discovery Superstar Songkick Starts Selling Tickets

"The average American goes to one concert per year. If you double that, it has a profound impact on the lives of artists," Songkick founder Ian Hogarth tells me. The problem is "It’s easier to buy a

YC-Backed TicketLabs Helps Small Music Venues Get More Fans Through The Door

Over the last few years, technology has steadily worked its way into the concert-going experience. Apps make the ticket purchasing experience a simple affair, while the endless flood of social data gi

Loudie, The App That Gamifies Your Concert Plans

If concerts are you're thing, there's a pretty good chance that you're slightly overwhelmed with all the upcoming concert information sent your way, from various subscriptions with LiveNation, AEG, or

Concert Window, The Netflix For Live Concerts, Gives Fans A New, Mobile-Friendly Venue On The Web

Back in February, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/02/06/with-2-3m-from-vint-cerf-more-tech-pioneer-judy-estrin-unveils-evntlive-the-webs-new-interactive-concert-hall/">we introduced you to E

With $2.3M From Vint Cerf & More, Tech Pioneer Judy Estrin Unveils EvntLive, The Web’s New Interactive Concert Hall

You may not be familiar with her name, but <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Estrin">Judy Estrin</a> has quietly become one of Silicon Valley's most successful serial entrep

PAX 2008: Freezepop plays "The Final Countdown"

You hear that rumble? Thats an army of geeks, gettin’ down so damn hard that the very walls around us were beginning to crumble. Okay, fine – it’s just a nasty bit of clipping caused

PAX 2008: Jonathan Coulton playing "Still Alive" with Felicia Day

I had the best spot in the house, standing on a nice sturdy chair staring down the 10x zoom lens of an HD camera from about 15 feet from the stage. Then the battery died on the camera and security kic

Pearl Jam bootlegs to be available on Verizon Wireless

Pearl Jam, known for its live bootlegs, has joined forces with Verizon Wireless, known for its stupid commercials. (That’s the best I got, sorry.) The band’s summer tour, which starts toda

iTMS Getting "Live from Las Vegas" Concerts

Perhaps you heard back in 2006 that the Palms resort and casino was opening up an $80 million concert theater decked out with state of the art equipment. Now that the theater/hall/whatever is open, Pa