Do you use Spotify for your music? Do you like going to shows of your favorite artists? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you need to install the Songkick application right now for Spotify. If you answered no to the first question, you need to go download Spotify now and start! If you answered no to both questions, then you should probably stop reading this post because it’s useless to you.
What Does Songkick Do?
Songkick’s slogan is, ‘be the first to know about concerts‘ and this application will make sure that you never miss your favorite artists show ever again. What exactly does Songkick do? In tech speak, they index different ticket vendors, venue websites, and local newspapers to create a database of upcoming concerts for artists happening around the world. In normal speak, you tell Songkick where you live and your favorite artists and they send you a personalized concert alert when an artist’s show is announced in your city.
How Does Spotify Help?
When you install the Spotify application for Songkick, it will scan your Spotify music and automatically add all of your favorite artists to the tracking list. Using Spotify’s interface, you can click ‘Songkick Concerts’ on the left side and see a complete list of concerts that are coming up with your tracked artists without doing nearly any work at all.
Sounds Good, How Do I Do It?
Depending on how fast you type, setup probably takes less than 5 minutes. First step is to create a Songkick account. Here’s a link directly to their signup page where you can create an account using Facebook with one click or the traditional way by entering in a username and password. Once you’re all signed up, open the application installation page on Spotify for Songkick, agree to their terms of service, and enter your login that you just created. After you’ve put in your information, you’re all set! You’ll never miss a show again.
In addition to Spotify, Songkick also lets you track artists from Pandora, Last.fm, Facebook, and iTunes so there’s no excuse NOT to use it. I’d like to send a quick shout-out to Matt Ramos for originally showing me this application and yelling at me to download it. If it were not for him, this post might not exist. If you have any problems setting it up, send me a message and I’ll help you (it’s pretty darn easy and I hope I really don’t need to help you with this). If you need someone to go to a show with, let me know! I’ll probably come.