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article imageConcertCrowd provides personalized concert listings on Facebook

By Cendrine Marrouat     Aug 15, 2011 in Technology
New application turns concert discovery social by offering users suggestions based on the bands they and their friends like.
Whether you are located in Canada, the United States or elsewhere in the world, San Francisco-based ConcertCrowd wants to help you stay in the know with your favorite artists and make it easier for you to discover new bands.
ConcertCrowd is a new Facebook application that analyzes a user’s Facebook information — based on their location and music preferences — in order to provide them with personalized concert listings. It also allows them see the kind of music and artists their friends and connections like.
"I got tired of finding out that my favorite bands were playing in town only after it was too late,” says ConcertCrowd creator Arman Javaherian in the press release announcing the news. “After talking with my friends I realized I wasn't alone and wanted to create a tool that anyone could use to track their favorite artists. Once we started developing the app, we realized we could also integrate the concert listings with the user's social network, creating a new way to discover bands and music."
The application offers four different ways of searching for concerts: “All Artists” (based on a user’s location), “Recommended Artists” (based on friends’ Likes and artists similar to those a user likes), “Just Announced” (based on a user’s area), and “My Artists” (based on a user's musical tastes and artists playing in and/or around their area).
Further, ConcerCrowd comes loaded with easy sharing options. A user can add any event to their Facebook calendar, and post the information on their wall. They can also send private messages to their friends, connections and groups to spread the word about the concert.
Finally, the application also provides Facebookers with links to ticket information, making it a breeze to find the best place to purchase tickets.
"By allowing so much flexibility, ConcertCrowd lets users find and plan events for when their friends come to town or if they themselves are traveling to other cities," says Amy Bauer, a PR consultant that works with multiple artists and labels. "This app gives people a brand new way to find concerts and discover bands using their social network - music to my clients' ears."
For more information on ConcertCrowd, visit www.concertcrowd.com. The application is free.
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