Last August, we wrote a little post on an up and coming live concert listing called HearWhere. Well I just wanted to give an update on this very cool website that has been constantly evolving since we discovered it last year.
HearWhere is originally powered by Myspace, so all the gig listings were fed directly from the Myspace Users’ profiles. Now the concert indexing has expanded out to other sites as well, so with HearWhere you are sure to find a great amount of gigs in your city for any given night. The site has undergone a lot of re-designing lately, and it’s founder, Peter Field is implementing features to make it more social. You can now share and promote gigs via Twitter and Facebook, and developers can now get HearWhere’s API to use its data as they see fit.
I’ve been very busy with the redesign, but the big news is all back-end stuff, as I’ve expanded the sites which get indexed much broader than just MySpace and Stubhub, and there will be much more of that to come. HearWhere is really becoming a search engine for live music, covering a broad base of music sites, and working with algorithms to rank artist popularity and make it easier to find the right show for the right audience.
I’ve also done a beta release of the HearWhere API which allows other sites to integrate HearWhere concert listings. Blender.com jumped on that opportunity right away and have put the HearWhere music forecast (which they call the “Blender Live Music List”) right on their homepage. Other sites will be launching with this functionality soon.
I’m really excited about the API, as it should really help bands garner more attention from a broader audience, and introduce more fans to the concerts they are oblivious to happening all around them.
It’s great to see this site still in action and perfecting its service. As I Mentioned in last year’s post, “if ever you’re bored one night and wanna listen to some music, I would suggest browsing through this site over any other”.
Keep it up Pete!