Songkick, a startup focused on providing resources and recommendations for live music performances, unveiled the industryâ€™s first comprehensive live music recommendation site targeted at the live music events market. Songkick scans the web, blogosphere and a userâ€™s music library, and alerts users whenever a band that they like or may like is playing in their area. For every concert listed, Songkick provides one-click access to ticket vendors, providing convenient price comparison for music fans.
Founded by three young entrepreneurs that love music but found a surprising lack of online tools for discovering live shows, Songkick aims to become the default destination for music enthusiasts interested in discovering and attending live shows.
Initially funded in 2007 by a seed round from technology accelerator Y Combinator, Songkick today also announced it has received investment from a select group of angels in the US and UK, co-lead by Saul Klein, founding partner at The Accelerator Group (TAG) and Jeff Clavier, founder and managing partner of Softech VC, with participation from Dan Porter (SVP Virgin, co-founder of Ticketweb), Peter Read (Music Nation), Betaworks (Andrew Weissman and John Borthwick), and other undisclosed investors.