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  1. Sony Music Unlimited Integrates with Bandsintown (Exclusive)

    January 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST Bandsintown, a concert listing service used by 40 million unique viewers a month, has integrated Sony's Music Unlimited subscription service into its apps.* Bandsintown and The Agency Group Announce Partnership Sony's Music Unlimited ...

  2. Songkick Partners with Songza for Tour Playlists: Exclusive

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST Internet radio service Songza has teamed with concert data site Songkick to create playlists featuring music from artists on tour. Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth explains Songza will have "a rolling playlist" that will be updated based on a ...

  3. Business Matters: Are DJs and EDM Artists Making Sure They're Getting Paid?

    February 13, 2013 6:59 PM EST As EDM becomes big business in the United States, some food for thought comes from PRS for Music, the collection society in the United Kingdom. PRS announced Wednesday it launched an electronic music initiative called Amplify to better ensure ...

  4. Songkick, Andrew Bird Launch Crowdfunded Tour

    October 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Andrew Bird today announces his next tour: a 12-city South American affair in February that's unlike any other tour that the 39-year-old indie rock musician has ever put on. Bird teamed up with U.K. concert-discovery startup Songkick to try o ...

  5. Business Matters: Can Seth Goldstein's DJZ Disrupt As Well As Entertain?

    September 13, 2012 2:21 PM EDT That Seth Goldstein is aiming his new startup, the content and advertising-driven DJZ at the growing electronic dance music (EDM) scene is not a surprise. Goldstein is chairman at Turntable.fm, the DJ-minded music service that shot to fame in 2011 ...

  6. Exclusive: Songkick Allows Artists To Update Tour Data With Tourbox

    May 29, 2012 9:40 PM EDT Songkick, an online repository for concert information, has made it easier for artists to get their tour dates to a multitude of digital services like Spotify, YouTube and Vevo. Called Tourbox , the new product allows any artist to tap directly in ...

  7. Business Matters: Why Concert Listing Sites Like Songkick, Bandsintown Matter in Today's Increasingly Fragmented Market

    April 24, 2012 4:26 PM EDT Why Concert Listing Sites Matter In Today and Tomorrow's Market -- There are far more ways to discover concerts than existed just a few years ago. But are more concert tickets being purchased? Probably not. But that doesn't mean the indu ...

  8. Business Matters: Thanks to Songkick, 100,000 Fewer People Can Claim Ignorance for Missing a Concert

    March 28, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Songkick Announces 100,000 New Users Through Spotify App There's a common saying in the concert and ticketing businesses that 40% of all tickets go unsold because people weren't aware of the shows. This 40% Rule seems to have come from L ...

  9. Songkick Gets Investment from Sequoia Capital

    March 08, 2012 12:54 PM EST In the latest deal involving a data-driven music company, music database startup Songkick has landed an investment from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Songkick, based in East London with an office in the San Francisco Bay area, has created ...

  10. Foursquare To Introduce Fan Exclusives At SXSW With fun., Counting Crows, Asher Roth

    March 07, 2012 12:05 PM EST Foursquare today announced the creation of "specials" for concerts, a new feature that will allow artists to create promotional pushes, give away prizes, and offer exclusive rewards for fans who check into their concerts using the servic ...

  11. Digital Music Startups Outline Challenges, Lessons Learned @ Billboard's FutureSound

    November 17, 2011 10:14 PM EST On the opening day (Nov. 17) of Billboard's FutureSound conference in San Francisco, executives from RootMusic, Mobile Roadie, Grooveshark and Headliner.fm discussed some of the challenges and lessons learned in starting a new digital music c ...

  12. YouTube Launches Merch Store for Artist Pages

    October 17, 2011 10:17 AM EDT YouTube has unveiled a merch store that will allow artists to sell their merch directly from their YouTube artist pages. Fans will be able to buy "artists' merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets and even unique experiences like ...

  13. Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

    September 15, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Bandsintown , a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Bandsintown acquire a larger audience by taking advantage of Cellf ...

  14. This Week In Music Video Interview: Songkick's Ian Hogarth

    August 29, 2011 11:01 AM EDT For Billboard.biz's new weekly video excerpt from Topspin CEO Ian Roger's "This Week In Music" web program, we feature Rogers' interview with Ian Hogarth, Co-Founder and CEO of Songkick , the concert platform for music fan ...

  15. Foursquare Partners with Songkick For Live Music Check-Ins

    August 18, 2011 2:01 PM EDT Foursquare, the popular social networking site that allows users to broadcast their current location to friends, has announced partnerships with Songkick, ESPN and MovieTickets.com to help users further narrow down their current locations. The par ...

  16. Onesheet, Simple Online Space for Artists, Launches

    July 07, 2011 2:26 PM EDT ArtistData founder Brenden Mulligan has launched a new artist service called Onesheet that aims to give artists a simple, constant web presence. Onesheet is the opposite of densely packed "one sheets" labels create for their products and ...

  17. App of the Month: Songkick Concerts

    July 05, 2011 7:23 PM EDT As any good cook knows, the right ingredients just sell themselves -- and that's the philosophy behind June's App of the Month, Songkick Apps . The initial selling point is simple: the app scans the music stored on any iPhone to which it ...

  18. Songkick App Hits 100,000 Activations; CEO Ian Hogarth Optimistic About Live Music Market

    June 22, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Concert listings site Songkick has a popular new iPhone app and its CEO is optimistic about live music in 2011. Not a bad way to start the 2011 summer concert season. The company's two-week-old app that touts "100,000 concerts in your po ...

  19. Songkick Strikes Warner Music Deal for Concert Listings

    May 02, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 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 ...

  20. Songkick's Facebook App, New Partnerships Make Concert Listings Easier

    March 15, 2011 11:23 AM EDT Concert listings site Songkick has announced two initiatives aimed at reducing the amount of time artists spend on data entry at their various web sites. In addition to a Facebook app that puts concert listings on an artist's Facebook page, S ...

  21. Business Matters: Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album...

    March 10, 2011 7:43 PM EST Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album… -- In response to my post on a hypothetical breakeven point for a $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow album deal, I got an e-mail from an executive regarding the profit margin on digital albums an ...

  22. Songkick Raises Nearly $2 Million

    February 15, 2011 12:00 PM EST Live music site Songkick has raised $1.9 million of a $2 million funding round, according to a new SEC filing . The funding was confirmed to Billboard by CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. He would not specify the source of the funding but told Billb ...

  23. MIDEM In Transition: A Startup's Perspective, By Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ian Hogarth is the co-founder and CEO of Songkick, a London-based startup that allows fans to organize and track their favorite bands and track concerts and dates. Billboard.biz welcomes guest colums - contact Jem.Aswad@billboard.com or any Billbo ...

  24. @MIDEM 2011: Check Out All Of Our Coverage Here!

    January 24, 2011 2:48 PM EST The MIDEM 2011 conference concluded today, and as usual, it was overflowing with news, products, parties and opinions. Obviously no one can catch all of the action but Billboard.biz's team certainly lost a lot of sleep trying: Check out all o ...

  25. Generational Clash @MIDEM 2011: Can The Old Guard And The Young Guns Get Along?

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Those of you who know your Greek mythology may want to keep in mind the story of the Gods and the Titans. Remember? The Titans ruled the world with absolute power and gave birth to the Gods of Olympus. The Gods, of course, usurpe ...

  26. @MIDEM 2011: Can Hacking Save Music?

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- In a digital music environment where upstart legal services can take years to go from inception to launch, some technologists are creating new music innovations in a single day. And it's just what the music industry could us ...

  27. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  28. Songkick Data Meshed With Yahoo’s Search Results

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songkick is seeking to expand its footprint through a partnership with Yahoo. The London-based company is now supplying its concert listings for Yahoo’s search results in the U.S. Yahoo has access to its entire database through its API, says Songk ...

  29. Songkick Lands Partnerships With YouTube, Vevo

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songkick has launched content partnerships with YouTube and Vevo, co-founder and CEO Ian Hogarth exclusively revealed to Billboard. These and other content syndication deals are helping to make the young London-based company a player in online con ...

  30. @SXSW: Billboard.biz Q&A With Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz caught up with Songkick co-founder/CEO Ian Hogarth following his SXSW presentation on how the Internet is disrupting the concert industry . During the chat, discussed his service, how it encourages people to attend more concerts and ...

  31. @SXSW: Start-Ups That Are Changing The Concert Business

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel : "How the Internet Is Disrupting the Concert Industry" Participants : Ian Hogharth (Songkick) The presentation gave a quick primer on the concert industry, followed by a snapshot of how new start-ups are impacting how concerts are ...

  32. Business Matters: FCC's Broadband Plan, The Beatles, Pandora, EMI and More

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- On Wednesday, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski discusse ...

  33. @MIDEM: The Best Of The Digital Music Start-ups

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST As part of the conference's MIDEMNet digital music focused events, a new company pitch session featured 15 of such hopefuls, hosted by TopSpin CEO Ian Rogers. Each had five minutes to present details on what they did. The MusicAlly blog was t ...

  34. In The City Unveils Digital Forum, Showcase Partners

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Manchester's 2009 In the City (ITC) music conference has added Anthony Volodkin, founder of the Hype Machine blog, and secondary ticket service Seatwave's CEO Joe Cohen to its list of speakers. The conference runs Oct. 18 to Oct. 20. The ...

  35. London To Host 'Music Hack Day'

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Music Hack Day, an event for the international tech and digital music community, is to take place in London this weekend (July 11 to 12). Bringing together 200 delegates, the two-day event is believed to be the first 'hack' ...