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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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.
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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).
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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...
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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?
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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.
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2m downloads for Discovr apps as Discovr People goes live

2m downloads for Discovr apps as Discovr People goes live