Site Hopes to Catalog Every Concert, Ever
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 5:48 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A website hopes to meet the "tiny challenge" of cataloging every concert ever given, writes MG Siegler on TechCrunch. Songkick, a site developed in 2007 to provide recommendations for live music based on where you live and what you like, also wants to add a mix of social networking to its database. An “I Was There” button in the site’s catalog allows concertgoers to chime in about a particular show.

“You know when you look up a movie on the IMDb,” Siegler writes, “and then you click on an actor to see what else they’re in, then you click on that movie? The same type of rabbit hole exists on Songkick when you start looking up concerts.” And, of course, the comments could lead you to the next big thing. The site thinks it can monetize by advertising or even selling concert merchandise.