It’s slowly becoming standard for artists’ touring schedules to have a presence within streaming music services, thanks to startups like Songkick, Bandsintown, BandPage and others. Now Google is tweaking the gig dates shown to its search engine’s users when they search for specific artists. “We’re trying a new approach to concert listings. In our new approach, all concert information for an artist comes directly from that artist’s official website when they add structured data markup,” explained the company this week. While the latter can be fiddly, Google stresses that it will also recognise widgets from Bandsintown, BandPage, ReverbNation, Songkick, and GigPress that have structured data markup built in. Good news for those companies, and also good to see Google taking an approach that supports artists whatever company they choose to work with, rather than just one or two partners.

EarPods and phone

Tools: platforms to help you reach new audiences

Tools: Kaiber

In the year or so since its launch, AI startup Kaiber has been making waves,…

Read all Tools >>

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *