LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation has announced it has signed a deal with the internet's top social music network, Last.fm, agreeing to provide the popular music fan website with U.S. and Canadian concert information.
The direct feed to Last.fm will give music fans instant acccess to concert information as well as links to purchase tickets.
By connecting music fans’ media players to the Last.fm database, Last.fm enables its 15 million users to receive recommendations on new music and concerts based on their listening preferences. Last.fm has a significant presence in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Europe, including the major music markets of France, Spain, Holland and Italy, all of which are markets in which Live Nation also has a strong presence.
“Last.fm’s social network enables music fans to connect based on music taste,” said Felix Miller, CEO of Last.fm in a statement. “Offering instant access to concert information and tickets to our user base enriches Last.fm’s music experience by giving users the opportunity to meet at live music concerts, as well. The partnership with Live Nation gives us the opportunity to take the Last.fm music experience into the real live world.”
“Our objective is to make LiveNation.com the world’s definitive online live music destination where fans can search for concerts, buy tickets and connect with other fans. Partnering with Last.fm is an important step in pursuing this goal,” said Live Nation President of Digital Distribution, Bryan Perez. “As our relationship with Last.fm grows, we look to be able to expand with them globally as we roll out LiveNation.com internationally, and create additional synergies, including the utilization of their recommendation engine on our websites and providing social networking opportunities for LiveNation.com users.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers