Bandsintown Now Allows Artists to Add Their Entire Tour History to Facebook in a Single Click
Lets Bands and Fans Create Digital Concert Scrapbooks Around Past Events As Well As Promote Upcoming Shows
NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2012 — Bandsintown, the top free concert recommendation and notification application on Facebook, iPhone and Android, has introduced new features that take advantage of Facebook Timeline, giving artists and their fans the opportunity to create a digital concert history for all their friends and fans to see.
Artists can now automatically add their tour history to their Timeline, Tour Dates tab and official website with a single click. Fans can then click the new “I Was There” button to add the event to a personal concert history displayed on their own Timeline.
“Through the years, music fans have remained passionate about holding on to their old ticket stubs and concert pictures to create elaborate ticket albums that capture their own unique concert histories,” said Julien Mitelberg, CEO of Bandsintown. “Utilizing Facebook’s Open Graph, Bandsintown’s new Timeline features make this practice a shared and inherently social one among artists and fans alike.”
“We’re also proud to announce that Bandsintown is not only the No. 1 concert tracking application on Facebook, iPhone and Android, but it is also the third largest music app on Facebook now, behind Spotify and BandPage,” continued Mitelberg. “We’ve continued to perform very strongly throughout the launch of Facebook Timeline, and the new features we’ve just introduced will promote our growth even further.”
The upgraded app optimizes Facebook’s three main social channels, resulting in increased awareness of and engagement with upcoming gigs. Now, any time an artist adds a new event with Bandsintown, it will be automatically displayed on their fans’ Tickers and News Feeds, as well as aggregated on the band’s Timeline. The app will also remind fans about upcoming concerts on the day of the show, ensuring they won’t forget about an event.
Bandsintown is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. For fans, Bandsintown provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location. For artists, Bandsintown provides a best-in-class platform that allows artists to promote their live concerts and to sell tickets, leveraging Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and more. Acquired by Cellfish in September 2011, Bandsintown is based in San Diego.