The Spotify Concert Section Suggests Local Music Shows for Listeners

By: Cadhla Gray - Nov 13, 2015
References: theverge & slashgear
Spotify is adding to its song suggesting service by providing concert recommendations for listeners as well. Similar to how the main platform functions, the app will analyze the music that the listener enjoys and plays often -- looking at things like artist, genre and style. Basing its recommendations off this information, the 'Concerts' section of the app will give users a list of curated musical events.

Not only does the app tailor these concert recommendations to the user's preferences but also to their location. Therefore, it will only list concerts in or near the user's city, so as not to tempt them with shows they can't likely attend.

The new section in the Spotify app was born out of a collaboration between SongKick and Spotify -- SongKick offering a platform to buy the concert tickets as well.