Songkick, the famed concert discovery service, has been bought out by Warner Music Group, who recently announced an acquisition of selected Songkick assets.
Warner Music Group recently announced the deal with Songkick which will see WMG gain the rights to Songkick’s concert discovery app, their website, and the Songkick trademark. Also announced as part of the acquisition is the news that staff involved in the running of the app will be moved over to WMG.
Songkick’s concert discovery app will now operate as a standalone brand, which will be overseen by WEA, the artist and label services division of WMG.
In a statement, the president of WEA, Tony Harlow said that “Fans all over the world trust Songkick to help them find events featuring the artists they love. It’s a passionate, highly engaged music community, always on the lookout for new experiences.”
“Bringing together Songkick’s discovery platform and world-class technology with our existing ecommerce expertise and global reach represents a powerful step in strengthening and evolving our direct-to-fan capabilities.”
Likewise, Songkick’s CEO and co-founder, Matt Jones, also released a statement in regards to the acquisition. “Songkick was founded on the promise of improving the live experience for fans and the artists they love,” he said.
“Over the years, we have helped tens of millions find their next great live experience. And today, I’m excited to pass the baton on the discovery service to the great team at WMG, an ideal organization to carry on this mission and to take it in new, innovative directions. And, on behalf of the many artists and fans we’ve served over the last decade, we are committed to continuing our litigation against Live Nation and Ticketmaster independently.”