Shazam partners with Bandsintown, allowing users to discover live shows from the artists they just 'Shazamed'. Most of us have used Apple's Shazam app to discover music we've heard on TV or out and about, but now it wants to help people discover concerts too. A deal with Bandsintown will bring live data into Shazam, so that people tagging tracks will also see upcoming concerts from those artists and links to buy tickets.
It's pretty big deal for artists (and Bandsintown) as Shazam has 225 million monthly active users tagging more than 1 billion songs a month at the moment. You artists will be able to pipe your tour/show details into Shazam from the Bandsintown for Artists portal, with listings also appearing on your artist pages in Shazam's app and website. The new concert discovery features are launching globally – get on it. Via Music Ally