Songkick Adds 100,000 New Users With Spotify App In Just 4 Months.
(UPDATED) Concert app Songkick shared today that they registered 100,000 new users since launching a special Spoitfy app less than four months ago. The company says that millions of personalized concert alerts for 50,000 concerts have been sent to users who registered through Spotify. Songkick's success on the platform is also good news for Spotify who bet that a growing echo-system of apps will help them fight off increasingly aggressive competition from Rdio, Deezer, Rhapsody and others.
Fans using the app receive email alerts when artists they are tracking in their Spotify library announce new shows in cities they've selected. Songkick recently raised $10 Million from Sequoia Capital, and is also backed by Index Ventures and Y Combinator.
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In addition to Spotify and their own site and apps, Songkick’s live music information is distributed via their API to a network that includes Bandcamp, foursquare, VEVO, Warner Music Group and YouTube.
“This is all great news for bands," said Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth told Hypebot. "With your music on Spotify and your concerts on Songkick, we’ll help get more fans to your shows wherever you are touring. Keep adding your tour dates to Songkick and we’ll keep moving them all over the web."