Songkick Raises $10 Million From Sequoia Capital
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Songkick is an online service that alerts fans about local concerts by their favorite artists. The company launched in London around 2007. Songkick makes the idea of going to a concert as easy as looking up a restaurant on Yelp. About five million people visit Songkick per month and they have just received $10 million in funding from Sequoia Capital.
“The investment will allow us to keep doing what we’re doing, but faster. We created this idea of a historical concert archive with gigographies for every single artist. We released the most highly regarded concert app on iOS, which scans the music on your phone. We were the first concert-related service to launch on Spotify. And we launched this partner network. Those are sort of the Round 1 innovations. We’ve got a slew of cool new things coming out that I’m very excited about. We’re investing in product, in world class talent. It’s a cost for start-ups,” stated Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth in an interview with The New York Times.