I thought I’d written about Songkick before, but it seems not!

Below there are links to two articles about Songkick, which you can read for fun. It’s an interesting company full of people who love music and it’s destined for big things.

But, as a musician, what you need to know is that Songkick is becoming the leader for live music tracking.

As an artist, you can use the data that they track to automatically update your gig listings on your site, Facebook and various other sites.

And you don’t even have to create an artist profile to do so, as they scour the web for all the gig information that they can find and list it for you. If your band is so new that you don’t have a profile – you can make one.

It makes the process of updating your gigs on various sites a no-brainer and I can’t see anyone usurping them now.

But, what’s even better is that it’s evolving into a social network that encourages people to go to gigs – users go to 4 times as many gigs as the average fan. It’s not a social network like Facebook, but somewhere that people can interact about their concert-going experiences and can have a list of artists that they follow to be kept informed about.

Read their info for artists here.

Like I said, you’re a dumbass if you don’t use it.

And here’s the two articles about them:

NY Times on Songkick.

Guardian on Songkick.