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Shazam Launches Concert Discovery Features With Bandsintown

Bandsintown will provide concert data for more than half a million touring artists.

Shazam will now help users find out who is playing and where you can see them. Today, the music discovery app has launched a suite of new features that will help fans find local shows for artists.

By simply Shazaming a song, searching for it in the Shazam app or on the Shazam website, users can find concert information and tickets on sale for upcoming shows nearby. They can also launch a Shazam Artist page to explore dates, times and locations of upcoming live shows, tap on any concert to view additional tour information, share show details and add events to their calendar.


“Shazam has a long history of innovation in music discovery and connecting artists and fans,” said Apple vp of Apple Music and Beats Oliver Schusser in a release. “With the reemergence of live music, we’re excited to give Shazam users access to concerts and bring even more discoverability to artists.”

Shazam’s new features leverage concert information from event discovery platform Bandsintown that serves over 68 million music fans and 560,000 artists, managers, labels and booking agents.

“As live music returns, we’re on a mission to help artists get more visibility for their shows,” said Bandsintown managing partner Fabrice Sergent in a release. “Pent up demand from fans eager to go back to concerts is being met by an unprecedented level of live shows from artists on tour.”

Artists can now make available their tour information to Shazam via Bandsintown For Artists and have the ability to reach the more than 225 million monthly Shazam users. According to Apple Music, Shazam counts more than 1 billion song recognitions per month and over 50 billion total since its inception.