Published Mar 18, 2008Theres a revolutionary new way to find out about gigs online these days.
UK-based Songkick is a concert listings website that launched in October 2007. Its objective is to team artists and fans together in a way to chart their progress by tracking ticket sales on 14 different sites and keeping an eye on the blogosphere for special mention.
Songkick.com also offers a handy database called Battle of the Bands, which launched last week and works as a comparison search engine. Instead of using websites though, it tracks bands or artists with 50 or more "friends on MySpace as well as Amazon sales stats to rank and compare with your other favourite groups.
Although its only offered in the U.S. and UK for the time being, it may not be long before Canadian music fans get to check out this Y Combinator site. Especially now that theyre working on improving Songkicks web presence with new, exciting products in the works.