Using Rosetta Stone, our data translator for music services, developers can summon up precise elements from a variety of sources to include in apps. It lets them connect the dots between artists and songs on services including Spotify, Rdio, Twitter, Facebook, LyricFind, Musixmatch, many others, and now, concert industry innovator Songkick, the largest single source of live music data on the web.
Songkick is already used by millions of music fans to analyze their music collections and track bands to find the shows that matter to them, then buy tickets. Songkick’s concert information is integrated into all the places where people discover music including foursquare, Spotify, YouTube, and VEVO.
The Echo Nest is proud to make Songkick’s data available to app developers (and ultimately to music fans) through Rosetta Stone, considering our long history with the company. We’ve worked extensively with Songkick during Music Hack Days, where developers have been able to play with both APIs.
Thousands of developers already use the Songkick API to create apps that are extremely popular with users such as Gigbeat, Kickalert, and Venue.FM. Now, developers all over the world will find it easier to add Songkick data alongside everything else in Rosetta Stone.
What does this mean for app developers, and by extension, the music industry? Apps of all kinds on every platform will be able to include Songkick’s extensive concert data with total reliability, safe in the knowledge that they’re including the right tour dates for the artists.
As a result of this partnership, music fans will find it much easier to learn about their favorite bands’ tours in their hometown or a city they might be visiting. This is no trifling matter: With artists earning a significant proportion of their income from touring, ticket sales are increasingly important to the music industry. By using Songkick’s integration into The Echo Nest’s Rosetta Stone, more music fans will hear about concerts before tickets go on sale. This is good news not just for fans but for artists too.
Thanks to Songkick’s integration into The Echo Nest’s Rosetta Stone, more music fans will see more concerts. And we’re all for that.
SOURCE The Echo Nest Corporation