June 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

songkick-crowdsurge

Live-music startups Songkick and CrowdSurge are merging, fuelled by a funding round of $16m led by venture capital firms Access Industries, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. And yes, this is a genuine...

Continue reading »

June 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

apple-acquisitions

Apple's history of music-related acquisitions is familiar ground: SoundJam in 2000 to form the basis of iTunes; streaming service Lala in 2009; Beats Electronics (including its Beats Music service) in...

Continue reading »

November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

Continue reading »

October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on the launch of BBC Music, and the expansion of its streaming playlists service Playlister. But we missed the Beeb’s announcement of a couple of stats: in the year since Playlister...

Continue reading »

August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Concert discovery service Songkick has updated its widget for artists to allow them to schedule announcements around tours and shows in advance. Previously acts could only input tour dates and publish...

Continue reading »

July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

iPhone app Gig Sq. is the latest live music discovery app, initially focused on London in the UK. People can use it to see who’s playing near their current location, as well as browsing featured gigs...

Continue reading »

July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

London already has its fair share of disruptive live-music startups – Songkick being the obvious example – but another one is set to make its debut later this month. It’s called Dice, and it’s...

Continue reading »

May 28th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Last week Spotify trumpeted a significant 10m milestone (in terms of paying customers) and now concert discovery service Songkick has announced it has 10m active users each month (up from 8.5m at the...

Continue reading »

February 20th, 2014 by Music Ally

The cover feature in this week’s Music Ally Report looks at ticketing in an age of over-abundance.

Continue reading »