Bandsintown’s traditional rival has been Songkick, thanks to their respective gig-discovery platforms. In the last year or two, though, Songkick has been focusing more on ticketing and direct partnerships with artists. Now Bandsintown is making a new ticketing move of its own through a partnership with Eventbrite. The deal will see Bandsintown’s ‘Promote’ tool integrated into Eventbrite’s ticketing platform to help concert organisers promote their shows more widely. Early next year, the pair will work on “distributed commerce” features to enable fans to buy tickets for Eventbrite-handled events within the Bandsintown app. The deal is part of Eventbrite’s greater emphasis on music over the last year. “This new partnership with Bandsintown provides our organisers with a super-targeted, direct connection to the most passionate of music fans,” said CEO Julia Hartz.

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