Bandsintown

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Bandsintown
Private
IndustryLive Music
Founded2007; 13 years ago (2007)
Founder
  • Todd Cronin
  • Phil Sergi
HeadquartersNew York, NY
Number of locations
6 offices (2017)
Area served
Global
Key people
  • Fabrice Sergent (Managing Partner)
  • Julien Mitelberg (Managing Partner)
BrandsBandsintown Group, Bandsintown Concerts, Bandsintown Manager, Bandsintown Amplified, Bandsintown Promoter
Number of employees
80
Websitecorp.bandsintown.com

Bandsintown is a music website, which allows users to receive notifications about tours and bands playing in the user's area.[1] It also has tools for artists to manage tour dates.[2]

As of 2017 the Bandsintown Concerts app claimed to have more than 38 million registered users in over 210 countries.[3] It was included in Business Insiders 2014 list of world's greatest apps".[4]

Brands[edit]

Bandsintown Concerts is a concert discovery app. It pulls data from a user's iTunes library, Facebook Likes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play and Twitter accounts to pre-populate a customized list of tracked artists and local concert recommendations. Tour dates are collected from more than 200 primary ticket providers and booking agencies, as well as the artists directly.[5]

Bandsintown Manager is a collection of concert marketing applications for performers that allows them to list tour dates, promote events and facilitate direct contact with their fans.[6] Tour dates loaded into Bandsintown Manager are turned into fully functional Facebook events that artists can sync to their websites and social media.[7] The app is used by more than 430,000 artists including Wiz Khalifa, Lorde, Steve Aoki, Paramore and Maroon 5.[8] Bandsintown sends more than 9 million fans to ticketing sites every month.[1]

Bandsintown Promoter offers promoters, venues and labels marketing data and direct access to concert-goers based on their music taste and location. The platform identifies the number of “Trackers,” or Bandsintown users following a specific artist in certain geographic locations, that can be contacted via Bandsintown's email marketing program.[9]

Bandsintown Amplified is a multi-screen advertising platform that connects brands with fans and artists through a network of music publishers.[10]

History[edit]

Bandsintown was launched in 2006 by Todd Cronin and Phil Sergi[11] as a concert discover service and acquired by what is known today as Bandsintown Group in 2011.[12] In 2013, Bandsintown acquired the advertising platform Bandsintown Amplified.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CrunchBase. "Bandsintown: CrunchBase Profile". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Sidewinder.fm. "Bandsintown Debuts Facebook Tour Date App". Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Bandsintown Group Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  4. ^ The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps Business Insider.
  5. ^ Goetz, Rick (September 26, 2012). "How to Promote Shows through Social Media". MusicianCoaching.com. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Smith, Clyde (July 1, 2014). "Bandsintown's New Manager App Adds Artist Marketing Tools For The Road". Hypebot. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Bandsintown Manager". Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.artists.bandsintown.com/
  9. ^ Email Marketing: Leveraging user data increases send relevancy for concert promoters February 10, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2015-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Bandsintown | crunchbase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  12. ^ Cellfish Media Becomes Bandsintown Group Retrieved December 17, 2014.

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