We are incredibly proud to share with you today that we have been awarded a Top Developer badge by Google, making us one of the few app developers to receive this respected distinction. Only the very best Android developers, as chosen by the Google Play team, are awarded this honor, putting Bandsintown with the likes of Shazam, Tumblr and Spotify.
Being a Top Developer means Bandsintown will have more opportunities to be highlighted on Google Play and have access to the latest store features. The blue diamond-shaped badge recognizes established and respected app developers for their commitment to launching high-quality and innovative Android apps. It also signifies an additional level of trust and confidence for fans of Bandsintown, who currently rank us 4.4 out of 5 stars!
Thanks to all who helped us achieve this milestone!
- The Bandsintown Team
Bandsintown is headed to Austin again this year, and we’d love to see you there! We are mobilizing a street team of local Ambassadors (look for our Bandsintown tee), speaking on a number of panels and hitting up a TON of band showcases.
We invite you to join us for any number of activities below:
Smart Touring (Don’t Lose Your Shirt)
Touring is a daunting task for most independent bands because the monetary loss can be substantial. There are some common mistakes that many bands make when breaking into a new town or city, to creating a livable budget, in promoting shows on a tour and in getting the band on the radio for cities where they’ll be playing. Join us for our panel on Thurs, March 13 at 3:30pm CT featuring speakers from Epic Proportions, ReverbNation, Tom Windish of The Windish Agency and Bandsintown.
Fan Data: The Journey From Analysis to Action
We will also be discussing the accessibility of comprehensive music fan data now available to brands and bands on everything from preferences to purchases. In order to make sense of all this, new tools are being created that analyze and act on this data with powerful new methods. Hear from Alex White from Next Big Sound, Julien Mitelberg from Bandsintown, Kristina Wallender from Ticketfly and Nate Auerbach from Tumblr on Fri, March 14 at 12:30pm CT.
Parties Where You’ll Find Us (more added every day!):
- The Bandsintown Team
***UPDATED WITH WINNERS***
The Grammys are weeks away, airing live on CBS in Los Angeles on Jan 26th. We’re excited and we know you are too!
Bandsintown has put together a list of the nominees in the hottest contested categories from song of the year to best new artist, including links to tour dates and streaming on Music Unlimited (so you can sample their stuff). Check them out live yourself when they visit a town near you!
Album Of The Year:
Record Of The Year:
Song Of The Year:
- "Just Give Me A Reason" — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
- "Locked Out Of Heaven" — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
- "Roar" — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
- "Royals" — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde) - WINNER!!!
- "Same Love" — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)
Best New Artist: (See our pick for Best New Artist here)
Best Dance / Electronica Album:
Best Rock Album:
Best Rap Album:
Stay tuned for more Grammy updates from Bandsintown!