Cellfish Acquires Bandsintown, The Leading Live Concert Tracking and Discovery Application on Facebook
NEW YORK, NY and SAN DIEGO, CA (September 15, 2011) – Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, today announced its acquisition of Bandsintown, the No. 1 live concert tracking and discovery application on Facebook, ranked in the site’s top 5 music apps by monthly average users (MAU), along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and VEVO for Artists.
Bandsintown has over 700,000 registered users and reaches over 3.4 million unique music fans through Facebook, who track their favorite artists so they never miss a show. The app also helps fans discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location. Bandsintown’s best-in-class concert aggregation and tracking platform helps tens of thousands of artists to promote their live concerts and sell tickets, not only through its Facebook app but also through plugins for websites. What’s more, the Bandsintown concert API is used by many of the leading music companies including Shazam, eMusic, Soundhound, Root Music , ReverbNation, and all four majors labels as well as numerous independents.
“The team at Bandsintown accomplished an impressive feat in becoming one of the most popular music apps on Facebook in less than a year,” said Fabrice Sergent, Founder and CEO of Cellfish. “This acquisition takes Cellfish one step closer to fulfilling our vision to develop and distribute the most innovative mobile and social applications aimed at music, sports and entertainment fans. We will continue to invest in our development and distribution capabilities both through organic initiatives as well as further potential acquisitions.”
“Cellfish shares our passion for music and vision, and their resources and market-leading expertise will help us continue to grow Bandsintown,” said Todd Cronin, Founder and CEO of Bandsintown. “My co-founder Phil Sergi and I, along with our entire staff in San Diego, are looking forward to aggressively expanding Bandsintown and the capabilities of the platform to better serve artists and thrill music fans.”
Cellfish is a leading publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. Headquartered in New York and with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Montreal and Dusseldorf, Cellfish operates over 100 mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network as well as through partnerships with over 125 of the world’s leading operators, media and brands.
Bandsintown is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. For fans, BIT 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.