You may know the Shazam app, owned by Apple, for its ability to recognize songs and artists. But a new update to the app for iOS now also helps you “explore upcoming live music shows.” This comes from a Shazam integration with Bandsintown. Apple and Shazam said the new feature will help increase exposure for artists.
Apple’s Shazam app adds concert and ticket information
When you search for a song or “Shazam” a song, the updated app’s Bandsintown integration enables the app to show you concert information and ticket information for that artist.
Shazam noted how the feature will work:
By simply Shazaming a song, searching for it in the Shazam app or on the Shazam website, users can find concert information and tickets on sale for upcoming shows nearby. They can also launch a Shazam Artist page to explore dates, times and locations of upcoming live shows, tap on any concert to view additional tour information, share show details, and add events to their calendar. The entire experience is seamless and secure.
Tracks with the return of live music
The new feature comes just in time for the “re-emergence of live music” following the COVID-19 pandemic, said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, in a statement.
“Shazam has a long history of innovation in music discovery and connecting artists and fans,” he said. “With the re-emergence of live music, we’re excited to give Shazam users access to concerts and bring even more discoverability to artists.”
Bandsintown is a powerful platform that aggregates concert and performance information. Bandsintown serves more than 68 million users and over 560,000 artists, managers, labels and booking agents.
Shazam’s new concert features roll out today in the Shazam apps for iOS and Android, and via the Shazam website. Artists can add their tour information to Shazam using Bandsintown For Artists.