Find live music with Shazam’s new Concerts feature


Shazam app
Now you can see live-music recommendations right in Apple's Shazam app.
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Apple-owned music-identification app Shazam now lets users find live music through a new feature called Concerts, the company said Wednesday.

It surfaces shows in the iOS app’s My Music section based on a user’s Shazam history.

Apple’s Shazam app now recommends live music to users

Shazam is known mainly for identifying any song playing in the vicinity of the user. Now the new feature not only recommends nearby concerts to Shazam users, it lets them set reminders about shows and scope out tickets, offering the option to buy through BandsInTown and other ticket purveyors.

The new feature relates to a previous one offered in collaboration with BandsInTown, but that sent users to that company’s database rather than keeping them in the Shazam app and other Apple apps.

Other Concerts functions include exclusive artist features like videos, tour photos, setlist, Apple Watch faces and more.

The feature works with Spotlight in iOS 17, surfacing concert and ticket information, and coordinates data with Apple Music and Apple Maps.


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