|  June 19, 2012

Bandsintown, the No. 1 Mobile and Facebook Concert App, Adds “Bandsintown Specials”

NEW YORK, NY, June 19, 2012 — Bandsintown, the top free concert recommendation and notification application on Facebook, iPhone and Android, now gives bands the opportunity to make their live shows even more memorable with “Bandsintown Specials.” Bands can offer their fans anything from merch to meet‐and‐greets right through their Facebook tour dates page, maintaining full control of the offer.

“Bandsintown Specials is the easiest and most effective way to create VIP offers or exclusive experiences that further cement the band’s relationship with their fans, while also adding a new revenue opportunity at every show,” said Julien Mitelberg, CEO of Bandsintown. “Anything from a backstage pizza party to exclusive t‐shirts and more can be offered as a Bandsintown Special – we’re looking forward to seeing what imaginative bands start to offer for their dedicated fans.”

Mitelberg will be speaking more about Bandsintown Specials and more today at the New Music Seminar at 10:30am on the “Social Media Movement” panel.

Bandsintown Specials are completely customizable down to the individual tour date. Artists retain 90 percent of the sale price and remain in control of the fulfillment. A video walkthrough of the Bandsintown Specials is available here: http://ow.ly/nELSH. Bands interested in adding Specials to their concert dates can contact feedback@bandsintown.com.

Specials are the latest innovation from Bandsintown, which just celebrated its second anniversary. Since its launch two years ago, Bandsintown has changed the way shows are managed and promoted online:

  • Bandsintown powers tour listings for over 80,000 artists, cumulating in 1.4 billion fans on Facebook.
  • It generates 1 billion impressions of concert promotions and sends over 1 million users to buy tickets for its artists every month.
  • Bandsintown is the #1 source of traffic to its artists’ pages, ahead of Google.

With its simple implementation that lets bands get started using Bandsintown via Facebook for free to update all of their touring information throughout their web and mobile presences and engage their fans wherever they are, it’s no wonder that it is the top choice for touring artists.

About Bandsintown
Bandsintown is the leading Facebook, iPhone and Android application for live music fans and artists. For fans, Bandsintown provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location. For artists, Bandsintown provides a best‐in‐class platform that allows artists to promote their live concerts and to sell tickets, leveraging Facebook, Twitter and more. Acquired by Cellfish in September 2011, Bandsintown is based in San Diego.