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  • European Cozy Up: Songkick Chosen To Power Deezer’s Concert Recommendations

    European Cozy Up: Songkick Chosen To Power Deezer’s Concert Recommendations

    I always get a warm and fuzzy feeling when two European tech companies cozy up. To that end, TechCrunch has learned that Deezer, the music streaming service which announced ambitious plans for growth today (off the back of a new $130 million funding round), has chosen the U.K. startup Songkick to power its concert recommendations. Read More

  • A First Exit For One of Thiel’s 20 Under 20: GigLocator Sells To Brooklyn Bowl’s Peter Shapiro

    A First Exit For One of Thiel’s 20 Under 20: GigLocator Sells To Brooklyn Bowl’s Peter Shapiro

    That didn’t take long. Just a week after Peter Thiel’s foundation announced its second class of fellows, its first one just had its first exit. James Proud, who hails from South London, just sold his company GigLocator to Peter Shapiro, the owner of the Williamsburg-based Brooklyn Bowl. The price wasn’t disclosed, but Proud said it was an “asset”… Read More

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

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

    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… Read More

  • Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

    Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

    I’m not a professional musician, but apparently it’s a headache for artists to publicize their tourdates on the myriad number of websites and apps that cater to music lovers. Not only is there Facebook and Twitter, but there’s YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and Hype Machine. Enter Songkick, a concert promotion startup that’s backed by Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures. Read More

  • Songkick Secures Sequoia’s First Ever UK Investment With A $10M B Round

    Songkick Secures Sequoia’s First Ever UK Investment With A $10M B Round

    Songkick – which allows users to follow music artists, their live music events and book tickets – has raised a $10 million B round of financing from Sequoia Capital. This is Sequoia’s first ever investment in a U.K.-headquartered start-up. The round takes Songkick’s total funding to date to around the $17 million mark. Previous backers include Y Combinator, SoftTech… Read More

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

    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… Read More

  • Songkick Raises $2 Million To Help People Track, Catalog Live Music

    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… Read More

  • Songkick gets a boot up its traffic, as Yahoo integrates its gig listings API

    Recently Yahoo attempted to bring the search fight back to Google Instant and Bing’s guided search by packaging up searches related to music, movies, or news, into a box with vertical tabs along the side. This is similar to Google’s Universal Search Onebox and the Bing Box. The organic results are from Bing (of course), but this works best when Yahoo is able to bring in very… Read More

  • Songkick lays its claim on the music events crown

    Songkick said last year that they wanted to become the largest global database of concerts in the world. It looks like they may have got there already. Their latest figures say the site now carries information on 100,000 upcoming music events, with over 2,500 added daily from about 80 sources. These include Ticketmaster down to small local listings papers, as well as by the Songkick user… Read More

  • Songkick Integrates Twitter To Make Gig Reviews Realtime

    Hot London-based live music startup Songkick launches a new feature today allowing users to share their experiences of gigs. Users can now connect their Songkick account to their Twitter account and auto-tweet any gigs they plan to go to. That’s not that big a deal. What is pretty interesting however is how they’ve integrated Twitter to bring a realtime stream to their service. When… Read More

  • Songkick Aims To Make A Database Of Every Concert Ever — And It's Well On Its Way

    When Songkick was born in 2007, it had an interesting goal: To perfect concert recommendation. Plenty of services do music recommendation, but the idea of recommending concerts you might like based on things like music you’re interested in and you location, was an interesting one. Now, with a few others in the space, including the similarly named Livekick, Songkick is embarking on a new… Read More