In a year end letter, Songkick CEO Matt Jones shared some impressive direct to fans ticket sales stats and an announcement that Shazam would be joining Spotify, SoundCloud and Pandora in distributing its concert listings.
"Our platform is now available in 61 countries around the world, making Songkick the world’s leading artist-ticketing and concert discovery platform" said Jones. "We continue to do great work with partners as well: this year we added Pandora to our family of partners, which also includes Spotify, Soundcloud, and the recently announced partnership with Shazam that will roll out in 2017."
On direct to fan ticketing, Jones wrote: "By teaming up directly with major artists including Adele, The Avett Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pixies, Metallica, Olly Murs, Sigur Ros, and many others, we’ve prevented more than 100,000 tickets from entering the secondary market via scalpers and bots these past 12 months – saving fans over $50 million in total. And by selling directly to fans, we’ve seen that tickets sold through our technology are 4x less likely to end up on secondary sites."