Bandsintown owner hoping for profitability in 2014
Live-music recommendations service Bandsintown now claims to reach 30m music fans through Facebook, while its mobile app has been installed 6m times.
July 29, 2013
Songkick’s Detour launches in 10 more UK cities
Songkick's live-crowdfunding service Detour is on the march in the UK. Having originally launched in London last December.
July 4, 2013
Music Ally Report 319 – Live app to expectations
In our lead feature we look at the apps and services that are bringing incremental value to the live music business. From buying or transferring tickets to streaming shows on your smartphone, the changes that digital is bringing...
May 15, 2013
Zoë Keating to play rare London gig after fan-led Detour campaign
Cellist Zoë Keating has been a digital pioneer for some time now, from social media to direct-to-fan commerce. But it's strange to think she's only played London once before. That's changing, thanks to a campaign on Songkick's...
May 1, 2013
Fan-to-fan ticket exchange Twickets gets an iPhone app
British agency Future Platforms has been trying to foster ethical ticket-swaps with its Twickets service. Now there's an app for that. The idea: a fan-to-fan ticket exchange where people can shift their unwanted spares, but...
February 19, 2013
ShowScoop Concerts app gets fans to rate gigs
You don't need us to tell you that lots of music fans are using smartphones at gigs: Tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming and recording video clips for posterity
February 19, 2013
Backstage buys Sonicbids for $15m
Sonicbids has spent the last 12 years focusing on 'opportunities' for musicians, helping them create electronic press kits and apply for spots at gigs, festivals and other openings.
January 31, 2013
Bandcamp’s new fan-accounts feature goes live
Last year, D2C service Bandcamp launched 'fan accounts' in private beta, giving music fans profiles, wishlists and music collections on the site (Bulletin, 27-Nov-12).
January 11, 2013
Google+ steps up live concert streaming offer with Studio Mode
Google+ has launched a new Studio Mode for its Hangouts On Air service, in a move that suggests it wants to become the default choice for musicians to stream their live shows. The new mode lets users optimise the sound quality...
August 14, 2012
New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys to livestream UK gig
Excited about New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys touring together as grizzled old(er) men? We know you are. But what if you can't make it to a gig?
April 19, 2012
ScoreBig brings pay-what-you-like model to gig tickets
Live venues are looking for innovative technology to help them sell out at events, with the GrouponLive service an early example.
April 17, 2012