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SoundHound pages will now include an icon for StubHub if that particular artist or band happens to be on tour or has upcoming performances scheduled.
Santa Clara, CA – May 7, 2013 – SoundHound Inc, the revolutionary sound search company, today announced a partnership with StubHub, the world’s largest fan-to-fan ticket marketplace, that will allow users of the SoundHound mobile music search and discovery application to browse and purchases tickets to concerts and performances of SoundHound’ed artists directly within the app on their mobile device or tablet.
“We are always expanding the rich feature set of the SoundHound app which is why our user base continues to grow at a phenomenal pace,” said James Hom, Vice President Products, SoundHound. “In partnering with StubHub, we have joined forces with one of the most widely known, used and trusted source for concert tickets, giving our users the ability to instantly know when and where their favorite acts are performing, ensuring they don’t miss the show.”
Using SoundHound, fans can search for a specific band or artist through the search functionality, or by SoundHound’ing a song off the radio or TV, and find tour dates. SoundHound pages will now include an icon for StubHub if that particular artist or band happens to be on tour or has upcoming performances scheduled. By tapping the icon, the user can then browse listings for upcoming performances, ticket availability and purchase tickets immediately.
“One of the biggest reasons people don’t go to a concert is because they aren’t even aware they are touring,” said Brian Streich, Director of International Marketing for StubHub. “By partnering with SoundHound, fans can preview tracks from their favorite artists and discover when they are touring, ensuring they won’t miss their live performance.”
The StubHub integration is now available on SoundHound in the US and UK, on iOS, Android, and coming soon on Windows 8 and BlackBerry 10.
The SoundHound App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundiTunes. On Android devices, SoundHound is available at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundPlayStore. Windows Phone users can download SoundHound at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundWindowsPhone.
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound Inc. is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and magical user experiences in sound recognition. SoundHound's applications, SoundHound and Hound, downloaded by more than 135 million people are the world, are powered by the company's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology, which has resulted in numerous innovations including the world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only viable singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. For more visit www.soundhound.com.
GK Communications for SoundHound