Songkick is having a pretty good day.
On the same day that the New York Times profiled the company as "the go-to Web site for live music," it also unveiled a deal to integrate its live event and ticketing platform into Warner Music Group artist websites.
The WMG deal is specific to Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records. It means Songkick's concert database will be used to list and maintain information about artists' tour dates, venue information and links to buy tickets. So rather than each band's manager or label marketing rep updating this information on a case-by-case basis, Songkick will do it across-the-board. The deal spans websites, mobile sites, and mobile apps alike.
The Times profile, meanwhile, focused more on Songkick's fan-focused efforts. The company's platform lets fans track their favorite bands, receiving alerts when tickets are available, buy those tickets, and share their concert experiences on its centralized site.
The story dubs Songkick the Internet Movie Database of the concert world, and awards the service leadership status in a market that includes competitors Bandsintown, JameBase and Pollstar.