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Songkick lands $15m from Access Industries

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Songkick, an artist-ticket and concert discovery platform, has landed $15m from existing investor Access Industries.

The news comes after the London-founded firm secured $10m fom Access Industries in December last year.

Speaking about the announcement, Matt Jones, chief executive of Songkick, said: “We’ve always been focused on aligning with artists and connecting them directly with their fans.

“The biggest myth in live music is that ticket scalping is somehow impossible to prevent, but with the right focus and the right tools, these issues can be solved, and Songkick is at the leading edge of solving them. Through our technology we’re reducing scalping, giving real fans a better chance of getting tickets to the shows they’ve waited so long to attend, and generating more revenue for artists along the way,” he added.

Now headquartered in New York, Songkick merged with CrowdSurge last year.

Lydia Goldberg, who will be joining the firm as VP of product, said: “The disappointment that fans experience when they’re unable to see their favorite artist perform live can be very disheartening.

“Songkick has always been focused on ensuring that fans are able to see the artists they love perform, and in this role I’ll be focusing on product innovations that will empower artists to engage with their fans in even more enriched ways,” added Goldberg.

Songkick has, according to Crunchbase, raised $60.82m in funding since 2007.

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