BandPage Joins with Bandsintown, Songkick, and SonicLiving to Better Connect Bands and Fans on Facebook
“Social Touring” delivers evolution in how fans discover and share concert plans with friends
San Francisco, July 14, 2011 – RootMusic, the developer of the #1 Music Application on Facebook, BandPage, announced today they have upgraded their app with a new multi-platform touring integration. Incorporating the technologies of three of the top touring websites on the web: Bandsintown, Songkick, and SonicLiving.
The upgrade allows fans on a BandPage to see which of their friends are attending a show; creates the ability to RSVP for the show; and then brings the event into their friend’s feeds regarding the concert. This drives more engagement for a musician’s show, as well as letting fans know about shows they can see with their friends. Once the friends are at the BandPage of their favorite artists, they have the opportunity to RSVP and buy tickets at their BandPage.
Touring information will now directly feed into an artist’s BandPage, eliminating the need for bands to manually enter all the tour information. This will save hours of time for those that are tasked with entering tour dates to focus on other priorities for their artists.
“We at RootMusic are always looking to give artists the best chance to make a living using our product. We are excited to partner with three of the industry’s top touring companies to strengthen the connections between a band’s fans and help touring artists get the word out,” said J Sider, CEO of RootMusic.
The BandPage “social touring” upgrade moves the industry closer to solving a problem that has hindered both artists and their fans– streamlining the delivery of tour information to fans and strengthening the fan community. “We are at a time where technology can be built to improve touring from a fan and artist perspective- its exciting to be a part of it,’” continued Sider. “Now bands can give their fans easy access to get the word out to attend a show with their friends.”
The tour portion of the application will give the artist the choice from which of the three touring companies they want to pull information from. Once they decide their service, they will no longer have to list the dates over and over again. Bands can focus this time on promoting the show and playing music!
The maker of BandPage the #1 music app on Facebook with over 200,000 musicians and growing. Launched at SXSW in 2010, we’re an honest and transparent company that’s open to feedback and always listening to our users. We believe there’s a better way to do music online and love working with the music community to make it happen.
Bandsintown is an application for live music fans and artists. Be the first to know when your favorite bands are coming to town, and if you’re an artist - automatically display real Facebook events & ticket links on your Tour Dates tab.
For Artists can:
• Automatically display Facebook events & ticket links on a customizable Tour Dates tab
• Sync tour dates & events to MySpace, Twitter, website
• Fans can RSVP to & comment on events from anywhere
• Promote with tags noting Pre-Sale, Tonight!, Sold Out
• Manage entirely within Facebook
• Get personalized concert recommendations based on your favorite music
• Import artists from iTunes, Facebook, Pandora, and Last.FM
• RSVP & invite friends on Facebook & Twitter
• Discover new local shows
For more information, go to: http://www.bandsintown.com
Songkick, the home for live music on the web, is now the second-largest live music destination after LiveNation. Recognized by Music Week as the Best Consumer Digital Service in 2011, by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top 10 Digital Music Startups of 2010, and voted Best Innovation in BT’s 2010 Digital Music Awards, Songkick makes it easy for fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss them live. Songkick aggregates artist, concert, festival, venue, and ticket information from across 70 countries, so fans can receive personalized alerts for upcoming shows in their town and find the best ticket offers. Fans can use Songkick to share their concert plans on other social networks, and add photos, setlists, and reviews after the show. Songkick’s live music information is distributed across a network of partners including Bandcamp, Vevo, Warner Music Group and YouTube through their API. Songkick is backed by Index Ventures and Y Combinator as well as angels from the technology and music industries. Experience Songkick at www.songkick.com and through the Songkick Concerts iPhone app.
SonicLiving connects music fans across the internet, helping them find events they’ll love.
SonicLiving’s database of over 100,000 upcoming events from around the world powers personalized concert calendars for services like Pandora. The SonicLiving Platform does more then powering event listings, it bridges the gap between musical taste and social-based event discovery.
When a fan RSVPs on a service anywhere on The SonicLiving Platform - whether it’s an artist website or an event on Facebook - that action gets amplified throughout the entire network.
By bridging social actions across the Internet, SonicLiving fuels discovery, engagement, and transactions amongst fans and their friends.
For more information about connecting to SonicLiving, please visit http://bandpage.sonicliving.com
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