Tag: live music

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Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans

(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re following you on, but also the hunt for the...
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Festival-ticketing startup Festicket raises $6.3m

Who said that funding for music startups was drying up? Admittedly, Festicket is one of the companies that doesn’t require licensing deals for recorded music. Instead, it’s a company that sells festival tickets and travel...
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The live music industry and the big data lag

Cortney Harding has written a post for Medium in which she calls out the live industry for moving far too slowly to become a proper digital business. While she says the record business is going death or glory into big data,...
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GiggedIn raises $500k in new funding

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Dominet...
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UK Music: music tourism contributes £3.1bn to UK economy

British music-industry lobbying body UK Music has published a new report that aims to show how important live music is to the UK economy. It claims that 9.5m “music tourists” travelled to music events in the UK in 2014,...
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Live-music subscription service Jukely raises $8m

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month, and the selection of...
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Apploud aims to drive fan donations for musicians

If the headline ‘Apploud Is Like An Instagram For Live Music Where Musicians Get Paid’ makes you want to flee for the hills with a little red button marked ‘destroy all apps, app hype and the people that promote it’…...
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Songkick is now selling tickets for 25% of London gigs

Live music startup Songkick has been selling tickets to concerts through its own system for a while now, but when the feature launched, the company deliberately didn’t talk it up too much: an experiment rather than a disruptive...
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LoveLive launches live-music TV app and prepares to raise $20m-$25m in funding

British startup LoveLive has made its name as a B2B partner for major labels, the BPI and Vevo, shooting gigs and live sessions for distribution as online videos. However, the company is building its consumer-facing business...
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Bandsintown now has 10m registered users

Live music discovery service Bandsintown has announced its latest milestone: 10m registered users. “That’s enough seats to sell out Madison Square Garden over 500 times,” as the company puts it in a celebratory...
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eBay’s StubHub pitches StubHub Music as ‘the LinkedIn for fans’

Live music discovery startups have come and gone in recent years, with only Songkick and Bandsintown really finding significant audiences. Now eBay’s ticketing subsidiary StubHub is hoping to join them with its StubHub...
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Google will now show artists’ upcoming concerts in its search results

Google will now show artists' upcoming concerts in its search results