Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ConcertCrowd Facebook App Turns Concert Discovery Social

Integrating with the user's social graph, Facebook App ConcertCrowd (http://www.concertcrowd.com) provides a new way to track artists and discover bands. By analyzing the user's Facebook info, ConcertCrowd provides personalized concert listings based on their location and music preferences. In addition, the app overlays the user's Facebook network within the event listings - showing which of their friends like each artist. This not only makes it easier to identify which friends have the same music tastes, but exposes other artists the user's friends have liked, creating a whole new way to discover bands. ConcertCrowd also connects directly with each Artist's Facebook page, letting the user listen to the artist's music, watch their videos and learn more about them.

"I got tired of finding out that my favorite bands were playing in town only after it was too late. After talking with my friends I realized I wasn't alone and wanted to create a tool that anyone could use to track their favorite artists," says ConcertCrowd creator, Arman Javaherian. "Once we started developing the app, we realized we could also integrate the concert listings with the user's social network, creating a new way to discover bands and music."

ConcertCrowd also makes sharing events with friends simple. Dedicated links let the user add the event to their Facebook calendar, post the event info to their walls and send private messages to their friends. Links to purchase tickets and get ticket info are also provided, if available.

Using multiple APIs, the App houses the largest list of upcoming concerts in the world and lets users customize their date and location settings so that they can view events in any city for any date. "By allowing so much flexibility, ConcertCrowd lets users find and plan events for when their friends come to town or if they themselves are traveling to other cities," says Amy Bauer, a PR consultant that works with multiple artists and labels. "This app gives people a brand new way to find concerts and discover bands using their social network - music to my clients' ears." ConcertCrowd is an entirely free Facebook App that can be found at: http://www.concertcrowd.com

Since its launch on August 11th, 2011, ConcertCrowd has been featured in multiple outlets including: Mashable, Scribbal and HypeBot. The app has gotten a strong response, amassing over 1,300 users in the first 5 days.

Mashable: http://mashable.com/2011/08/09/concertcrowd/
Scribbal: http://www.scribbal.com/2011/08/concertcrowd-aggregates-concert-listings-based-on-facebook-likes/
HypeBot: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/08/concertcrowd-turns-concert-discovery-social.html

About ConcertCrowd
ConcertCrowd is based in San Francisco, CA and was founded by two seasoned tech industry professionals looking for a better way to follow their favorite bands.

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