Bandsintown takes the work out of concert discovery so you never miss another live show. The free app enables music fans to track their favorite artists so they are the first to receive notifications about tour and show announcements, news, ticket presales and more. Bandsintown also recommends new artists to ...
Get Me To the Show!: Bandsintown and Waze Partner to Make the Ride to the Concert Easier
Leading global concert discovery and live music marketing platform Bandsintown, is announcing a new partnership with Google’s Waze, the transportation and navigation app. Concertgoers can now find the quickest route to the show with Waze, harnessing the power of two free-to-use, very popular platforms that put community experience first.
“We want to bring people together via live music,” explains Bandsintown Managing Partner Fabrice Sergent. “Bandsintown sends millions of fans to concerts and adding Waze to the Bandsintown experience adds another technology layer to make such experience smoother.”
With over 2.5 million events published annually on Bandsintown, there is a show for every type of music fan. After fans buy tickets for the concert of their choice, they can simply click the “Plan Trip in Waze” button directly on the event page to get to the show faster, safer and happier.
Waze's real-time, community-sourced navigation helps drivers find shortcuts and avoid unexpected road closures, construction, or anything else that might stop fans from getting to the show on time. Now there will be plenty of time to grab a t-shirt and find a prime spot in the front row before the stage lights go down.
"We always want to make sure drivers reach their destination in the quickest and safest way possible," said Adam Fried, Head of Global Partnerships at Waze. "Partnering with Bandsintown through our Transport SDK will make it easy for concert-goers to arrive at their destination on time - spending more time enjoying their favorite band and less time worrying about issues on the road."
Bandsintown celebrates artists and helps them grow their careers. As the most trusted source of concert recommendations, Bandsintown helps fans discover artists, their music and go more often to concerts. With a reach of 145M Monthly Active fans globally, 55M registered concert goers and 530k touring artists registered to the platform, Bandsintown is a world-leading marketing solution for brands to engage with music enthusiasts at scale. Visit the Bandsintown website at www.bandsintown.com/
Waze is where people and technology meet to solve transportation challenges. It's a platform that empowers communities to contribute road data, edit Waze maps, and carpool to improve the way we move about the world. Thanks to Wazers everywhere, Waze is able to partner with municipalities and transit authorities to reduce traffic and congestion—leveraging current infrastructure while impacting city planning. A world with better transportation doesn't have to be in the distant future. By harnessing the power of community to reverse negative trends in transportation, Waze can create a world where traffic is history. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit www.waze.com.