Tech Stack: Spotify, TryBooking & more

Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…

Spotify boosts event discovery functions

Spotify has partnered with Bandsintown to boost concert and festival discovery worldwide.

Bandsintown event listings are now directly integrated into Spotify on artist pages, the dedicated Live Events feed, and the Now Playing view. The partners said this means artists can reach the right fans – while they’re listening – driving better engagement and stronger sales for their live events around the globe.

Spotify has increased impressions for live events across its platform by 10x in the last 12 months, the streaming service provider said.

Jon Ostrow, associate director at Spotify, said: “Our partnership with Bandsintown reinforces our commitment to help artists connect with and monetise their fanbases. With more concert listings and data directly sourced from artists, this integration gives artists more control to update their tour schedules on Spotify and ultimately improves the fan experience of discovering and purchasing tickets.”

TryBooking’s new features

TryBooking, the Australian community event ticketing platform, has integrated two new features designed to enhance the ticket-buyer experience.

The business said ‘Password Protect’ and ‘Seat Holds’ will also provide organisers more control over they’re events.

Event organisers looking to have control over who can book and the number of tickets per booking can now use the Password Protect feature that enables user input or upload a list of accounts and assign a custom password, even per account. By setting passwords, the event organiser has more control over who can purchase tickets at their event.

The Seat Holds feature streamlines the process of complementary or designated member/season ticket holder seats by allowing event organisers to select reserve seats for ticket buyers to select from using a custom password. This functionality allows the ticket buyer to enter in their code and only select their allocated seat in the booking process.

Delaware arts group reaches out

Delaware’s Freeman Arts Pavilion is looking to enhance arts access through a new partnership with True Tickets.

True Tickets’ digital ticketing platform will empower Freeman Arts Pavilion to streamline ticketing operations, enhance security measures, and gain valuable insights into audience engagement, ultimately elevating the overall patron experience. The venue offers a diverse array of arts performances spanning music, dance, comedy, and theatre, as well as innovative arts access programs for local schools and the broader community.