Concerts are the way to go if you really want to support the music artist. The only problem is that concert schedules are really hard to keep track of unless you're really into the concert scene. Songkick helps people keep track of where their favorite bands are and when they'll be in town. It's convenient, but it could always be more convenient.
To help with that, Songkick announced today that they have released Songkick Concerts on Android phones. Like Spotify before it, the app has been optimized to take advantage of all the latest and greatest enhancements afforded by Android 4.0.
“Following on from our explosive growth on iPhone and Spotify, the Songkick for Android app has been the loudest request from our users, and we’ve spent time understanding how to really take advantage of the awesome functionality in Ice Cream Sandwich,” said Ian Hogarth, Songkick CEO and co-founder.
If you're new to Songkick, here's how it all plays out. The app will first scan the music in your library, Google Music account, Pandora, Last.fm, etc and create a list of favorite artists from those selections. It will then take your location and look for any concerts in the area that will feature the bands that you have been listening to. It's all rather genius and would probably spur more than one person to go to more concerts.
Well, you can take the "would" out of that conjecture as Hogarth confirms that Songkick does lead to more concert attendance:
"Research shows that fans go to twice as many concerts once they have Songkick, and a huge number of music fans now listen to music on the go on their mobile devices. We can’t wait to get Android users out to see more shows with their friends.”
If you want to use Songkick Concerts on Android, then you're going to want to sign up for a Songkick account - it's easy and free. Here's the full list of features you can expect once you get Songkick Concerts set up on Android: