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Spotify and Bandsintown Form Partnership for Live Events

Published / Thu 15 Feb 2024

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Spotify has recently announced a partnership with Bandsintown, a prominent live events platform. This collaboration is designed to integrate Bandsintown’s concert and tour information directly into Spotify, aiming to streamline the process of discovering live music events for users.

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Bandsintown, founded in 2007, serves as a digital hub for live music information, enabling users to track tours and concerts in their area. Artists also have the capability to manage their own event listings on the platform. Through this new integration with Spotify, Bandsintown’s listings will be more accessible to Spotify users.

Fabrice Sergent, co-founder of Bandsintown, commented on the partnership:

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“Bandsintown is on a mission to help artists get discovered and sell out shows. With Spotify on board, we are bringing artists and fans closer in a world where every show counts, and every fan matters.”

Jon Ostrow, associate director of growth & discovery and live events at Spotify, also shared his perspective:

“Our partnership with Bandsintown reinforces our commitment to help artists connect with and monetise their fanbases. With more concert listings and data directly sourced from artists, this integration gives artists more control to update their tour schedules on Spotify and ultimately improves the fan experience of discovering and purchasing tickets.”

The partnership announcement follows a period of financial adjustments for Spotify, which included reducing its workforce by 17%, after a previous 6% staff reduction earlier in the year. Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, cited a significant economic slowdown as the reason behind these decisions. These reductions have impacted approximately 1,500 employees out of Spotify’s workforce of around 9,000.

Despite these challenges, Spotify has reported an increase in subscriber numbers and higher-than-expected profits in the third quarter. However, the company has faced scrutiny over recent platform changes, including a new policy requiring a minimum number of streams for songs to generate royalties. This change has affected a considerable portion of the tracks available on Spotify.

Looking ahead, Spotify appears to be exploring new features and innovations. The company has hinted at potential future developments, such as “superfan clubs,” in response to the evolving digital music landscape and regulatory changes like the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA).

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