Songkick Secures New Round Of Funding


LONDON (VIP-NEWS) — Artist ticketing and concert discovery platform Songkick has announced a $15 million (£11.4m) additional round of funding by Len Blavatnik`s Access Industries.

Songkick, which has also confirmed the expansion of its West Coast office, has bolstered its leadership ranks with the hiring of new VP of product, Lydia Goldberg and new VP of design, Lee Martin.

Goldberg, who will be based in London, was formerly product director for property website Zoopla, while Martin has worked closely with artists including Foo Fighters, Little Dragon, Carly Rae Jepsen, Slipknot, and Cut Copy on revolutionary digital marketing campaigns. Based in New York, Martin will manage Songkick’s visual design team.

The appointments come after Nick Fishbaugh, previously senior director of global music partnerships for Shazam, joined Songkick’s business development team in Los Angeles. Fishbaugh will report to Stephen Glicken, who was recently promoted to VP of business development for the company and will be responsible for expanding Songkick’s reach and partnerships with artists on a global scale.

According to MusicWeek