Upcoming Shows

“Hey, when are you going to have a feature for listing my shows/concerts? I love Bandcamp but until I can post my gigs here, I still need to refer fans to [other site that shall remain nameless] (which I don’t like) or [another site that will also remain nameless] (which I hate). Love, Heidi”

The future, Heidi, is NOW:

But never fear, Bandcamp has not suddenly become Yet-Another-Place-to-Enter-Your-Shows! That’s already a big enough problem for bands, and we had no interest in making it any worse. Instead, we partnered with a site called Songkick that collects shows data from tons of ticket vendors and venues throughout the world, and then provides that data to us (as well as YouTube, HypeMachine, Yahoo, and many others). The result is that your upcoming shows just appear without you having to do a thing. And if Songkick happens to be missing a show (they might not catch every living room gig, for example), you can simply add it yourself, since their whole site is set up as a user-editable wiki.

That’s it, your upcoming shows with none of the typical hassle. Visit your Profile page to learn more.

P.S. Songkick’s announcement is here.

20 thoughts on “Upcoming Shows

    1. Hey D, ArtistData is one of the many sources that feed into Songkick. So the shows now displayed on Bandcamp include everything published into ArtistData, and then some.

  1. Another home run BC. I really appreciate how you continue with well-researched innovations.

    That Facebook-playable widget integration you recently added is huge.

    Hoping the “HTML5 embed option in the Share menu in the form of a tidy script tag” is in the pipeline as mentioned:
    http://blog.bandcamp.com/2010/07/14/now-streaming-on-the-ipad-iphone/

    Some friends and family in Europe recently got iPhones/pads and they’re telling me they only buy music via their phones and want to be able to play the widgets on my site, on those devices.

    Thanks always Bandcamp.

  2. @Sam Brightbart: Our experience is that Songkick makes the new shows available to us immediately — pretty much as soon as you have added it. We try to keep Shows data fresh, within 4 hours. However, if you’ve just added a show and want to get it onto your Bandcamp page immediately, just log into your Bandcamp account and click the “refresh” link to the right of the Shows sidebar, on one of your album or track pages. (The refresh link only appears if you are logged in.)

    Hope that helps…
    Robbie / Bandcamp

  3. Unfortunately I don’t like this. I want to be able to log into one account (Bandcamp) and get everything done directly. I don’t want to create a new account on songkick and update songkick in order to wait 4 hours for the update to appear on bandcamp. I highly doubt songkick will ever collect data on my concerts because I don’t think I present myself in any venue they report.

    I also don’t want another service to handle the information. I want to be able to post exactly what I want concert-goers to know, maybe I want to make the title of the event whimsical instead of just “Location / Hour”.

    For example, a lot of concerts have specific titles and let my fans know what kind of event they’re attending. A “Women of Final Fantasy” tribute concert is not the same as “Album Launch” or a “B-Side Showcase”.

    And even if Songkick made this possible, I already have to juggle enough websites as it is and simply don’t want to create a new account elsewhere.

    I’m sure a lot of people might benefit from this new addition and “something” IS better than nothing, and I know this probably took a long time to settle but, I agree with @Friedrich Glorian

    No positive reaction from this standpoint either.

  4. I love this feature, it ties in so well with the Artistdata website, I just enter my gigs in their, they get sent to Songkick and appear on my page here!

    Only thing is, they’re not appearing right now…any ideas why? What is the update lag time?

    Thank you beautiful people for a service which is making my life SO much simpler!

    Sincerely
    Nate

  5. Glad to hear it Nate. The lag time can be a few hours, but you can always log into your Bandcamp account and click the refresh link (to the right of the Shows sidebar) to make the new shows appear right away. If that’s still not working for you please email support@bandcamp.com.

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