Shazam a song and find a concert

Pretty useful.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Apr 16, 2022

You may be familiar with Apple’s Shazam app for its ability to recognize music and performers. However, a new upgrade to the iOS app now includes the ability to “browse future live music concerts.” This is the result of a Shazam-Bandsintown integration. According to Apple and Shazam, the new function will help musicians gain more attention.


The upgraded app’s Bandsintown connection enables the app to offer you concert information and ticket information for an artist when you search for one of their songs or “Shazam” it. It is worth noting that Spotify already has a very similar feature that recommends concerts based on your listening preferences.


Shazam noted how the feature will work:


“By simply Shazaming a song, searching for it in the Shazam app or on the Shazam website, users can find concert information and tickets on sale for upcoming shows nearby. They can also launch a Shazam Artist page to explore dates, times, and locations of upcoming live shows, tap on any concert to view additional tour information, share show details, and add events to their calendar. The entire experience is seamless and secure.”


According to Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, the new feature arrives just in time for the “reemergence of live music” following the COVID-19 outbreak. He shared: “Shazam has a long history of innovation in music discovery and connecting artists and fans. With the re-emergence of live music, we’re excited to give Shazam users access to concerts and bring even more discoverability to artists.”


Bandsintown is a powerful tool that collects information about concerts and performances. Bandsintown has around 560,000 musicians, managers, labels, and booking agencies among its 68 million users.


The new concert features in Shazam’s iOS and Android apps, as well as on the Shazam website, went live in late March. Artists can use Bandsintown For Artists to post their tour details to Shazam.


The following detailed concert and tour information will be included in the app:

  • Basic details about the show.
  • Tickets for upcoming concerts in the area are now on sale within the app.
  • Listed here will be the dates, times, and venues of upcoming live performances.


To access such specifics, go to the app and view an artist’s page, then tap on any concert. You may even schedule events for forthcoming concerts that you don’t want to miss. Shazam has around 225 million monthly active users across applications and platforms, with over 1 billion song recognitions per month and over 50 billion altogether since its start.


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