The Daily Telegraph
Index Ventures
(Finance and Banking)

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Knowledge Identifier: $Songkick



Website and service that provides personalized news about live music events add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2007.

Countries: (33%), United States (20%), United Kingdom (20%)

Main connections: The Daily Telegraph, Index Ventures, Adele

Linked to: YouTube, Warner Music Group, Y Combinator, Google




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Songkick was founded in 2007 by Ian Hogarth, Michelle You and Pete Smith and is based in the Shoreditch area of London add something


By 2008 it had 7 employees and by 2011 had grown to employ 23 add something


In 2009, Songkick was listed as one of the Telegraph's best cultural websites add something


In August 2010, Songkick announced content partnerships with both YouTube and Vevo add something


In January 2011, the company hired Dan Crow from Google as their CTO add something


In April 2011, Songkick was recognized as one of the Telegraph's top 100 startups in Europe add something


In June 2011, Songkick launched an iPhone application add something

2012 - It began with initial funding from the cabinet office followed by an 'angel' round of funding in April, 2012 from investors including Jonty Hurwitz, Federico Pirzio-Biroli and Mark Sainsbury with additional seed funding from British-based Index Ventures and Silicon Valley located Greylock Partners, venture capitalists behind technology start-ups including Dropbox, Songkick, Facebook and LinkedIn among others


In 2013, Songkick launched Detour, a crowdfunding platform for concerts add something


Songkick was listed among TIME's 50 Best Android Applications for 2013 add something


In May 2013, the company launched Detour, which allowed fans to work together to fund a gig in their location add something


In 2015, the company teamed up with Adele to implement an anti-tout strategy for her upcoming tour add something


In June 2015, Songkick announced a merger of equals with artist ticketing service CrowdSurge add something


In June 2015, Songkick merged with CrowdSurge, the artist ticketing company add something


Jones and Hogarth served as co-CEOs of Songkick until Jones took on the role of CEO in January 2016 add something


Warner Music Group - In July 2017, Warner Music acquired the concert discovery website Songkick


Songkick CEO Matt Jones announced in October 2017 the company would cease selling tickets at the end of the month, a process begun "earlier this year when Ticketmaster and Live Nation effectively blocked our US ticketing business" add something