Bandsintown Sold To Apps Publisher Cellfish
Cellfish, a mobile and social application publisher, has acquired Bandsintown for an undisclosed sum. T Co-founders Phil Sergi and Todd Cronin and their San Diego staff are all reportedly becoming part of the Cellfish team. BandsinTown often ranks as the #1 live concert tracking app on Facebook and currently is one of the top 5 music apps by monthly average users along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and Vevo.
3.4 million fans access Bandsintown to track concert dates and discover new touring artists based on musical preferences and location. The Bandsintown concert API is used by Shazam, eMusic, Soundhound, Root Music , ReverbNation, and all four majors labels as well as numerous independents.
“Cellfish shares our passion for music and vision, and their resources and market-leading expertise will help us continue to grow Bandsintown,” said Todd Cronin, Founder and CEO of Bandsintown. "(We) are looking forward to aggressively expanding Bandsintown and the capabilities of the platform to better serve artists and thrill music fans.”
Cellfish is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. Headquartered in New York and with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Montreal and Dusseldorf, Cellfish operates over 100 mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network as well as through partnerships with over 125 of the world’s leading operators, media and brands.