Performances of live music are social events, so why shouldn’t the process of booking and scheduling them be social, as well? That’s the premise behind Rabbl, which describes itself as a “social booking platform for crowdsourcing concerts.” And Rabbl recently introduced a way for Facebook users to entice artists to perform in their cities or towns.
It’s good to see that scammers on Facebook have diverse musical tastes: Following the report of a scam promising free Rolling Stones tickets earlier this week, Sophos’ Naked Security blog also shared similar hoaxes involving One Direction and the Tomorrowland electronic music festival in Belgium.
Attention, Arcade Fire fans: Creative posts about the band on Facebook and other social networks could result in tickets to an outdoor show in Los Angeles Oct. 29, at an unannounced location, on the day the band’s fourth album, Reflektor, is set to be released.
Facebook users are more likely to attend events such as concerts, festivals, shows, and games if they have an easier way to arrange travel and lodging. This was the thinking behind the launch of Fantrotter for Performers, a Facebook application from Fantrotter that allows musical artists, comedians, festival promoters, theater groups, sports teams, and other event hosts to give potential attendees the option of planning their entire trips.
BandsInTown, the top concert-discovery application on Facebook, plans to deepen integration within the social network. The app, which reaches more than 20 million unique Facebook users per month, wants to connect more fans through concerts they’re planning to see. BandsInTown CEO Julien Mitelberg spoke with AllFacebook about how the app will use open graph technology to make Facebook users more aware of events featuring their favorite artists.
While there are a variety of ways to upload video to Facebook, CrowdSync is hoping to change the way people share footage from their favorite concerts and events. The recently launched iOS application allows concertgoers to easily upload videos to Facebook, share with friends, and even view specific events from a variety of crowdsourced angles. CrowdSync announced Tuesday that it has been invited to the South by Southwest Music Festival to compete against other apps in the Music Accelerator contest.
Many popular Facebook games are like fireworks: They rise and explode, then disappear. SongPop, recently named Facebook’s top game of 2012, relies on more than pyrotechnics to please users. Mathieu Nouzareth, CEO of SongPop developer FreshPlanet, told AllFacebook that the game has stayed popular simply because people have always and will always love music.
Facebook concert-discovery application Bandsintown conducted an online survey of some 1,800 music enthusiasts and active users of the social network between the ages of 16 and 59, and it used its findings to divide the group into five segments: “Super Fans,” “Plugged-Indies,” “Soloists,” “Dedicated Diehards,” and “Tag-Alongs.”