Concert Discovery App “StubHub Music” Integrates With Spotify To Give Personalized Concert Recommendations

March 5, 2015 — • StubHub Music iOS app now scans Spotify in addition to iTunes libraries to tell users when their favorite artists are performing at local venues, available for cities around the country
• With integration of Spotify, StubHub Music users can now listen to full-length songs and discover new artists
• The new version of StubHub Music is available now for download at the iTunes App Store

San Francisco (March 5, 2015) – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today launched a new version of the StubHub Music iOS app that will now give users the ability to sync the app with their Spotify libraries for an even more robust and increasingly personalized list of upcoming concerts featuring their favorite artists and venues. With more than 100,000 live event listings on any given day, initially based on users’ iTunes music libraries, StubHub Music with the added Spotify sync feature makes it easier than ever for fans to discover local events by receiving more focused recommendations and notifications.

StubHub Music is a handy concert discovery app for fans to find out when their favorite artists are playing, learn about new artists, get event and venue information, buy tickets and invite friends, all in one place. Available for download today at the iTunes App Store, StubHub Music (version 2.2.4) now syncs with a users’ Spotify account, scanning their listening habits for artists they’ve saved or playlisted to generate recommendations for upcoming events for those artists and similar acts that they may like. And, Spotify premium users can also stream full-length songs to enjoy recommended acts.

“We are constantly thinking of ways to create a personalized experience for our fans. StubHub Music is intended to help fans make sure they are not missing their favorite artists when they come to town,” said Gary Kanazawa, Head of StubHub Labs. “The integration of Spotify into StubHub Music provides fans a way to easily discover local events for their favorite artists on Spotify and enable them to discover even more new acts they might have not yet discovered.”

Additionally, a new ‘Music News’ section is introduced in the new version of the StubHub Music app, which will feature exclusive interviews, videos and more from performers at the StubHub Music Experience, a three-day series of live music showcases at SXSW featuring more than two dozen popular and emerging artists including The War on Drugs, Portugal. The Man, The Vaccines, Future Islands and more. This new feature will also include artist-recommended shows and hot spots at SXSW as well as news bites from goings on in this live music festival. Fans who download the new version of the StubHub Music app will be treated to special event access with exclusive interviews from the bands, videos and more. StubHub will be showcasing the personalized features of the StubHub Music app with a live curation of personalized SXSW itineraries at the StubHub Music Experience.

Key App Features
• Offers the ability to discover new music with recommendations based on mobile users’ Spotify and iTunes music libraries
• Notifies users when their favorite artists are headed to a nearby or ‘liked’ venue
• Sends new event and reminder notifications
• Provides a convenient way to discover events and purchase tickets anytime, anywhere
• Allows users to share, email or message friends about an upcoming event (a move towards “social commerce”)
• Provides the ability to listen to songs and access artist bios, official Web sites and more

About StubHub
StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company’s unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company’s FanProtect ™Guarantee. Company partners include the Ottawa Senators and the Rogers Cup Tennis tournament, along with over 60 teams in the MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, AEG, Tickets.com, and Paciolan.

StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com, Twitter.com/StubHub, Facebook.com/StubHub, or YouTube.com/StubHub.

Media Contacts:
Jessica Erskine | StubHub | 818.618.8244 | jerskine@StubHub.com

 

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