Spotify is teaming up with Resident Advisor for new concert listings for local events.
Since 2015, Spotify has been working to become a one-stop-shop for music (and now podcast) listeners. When they launched the feature to pair music with personalized local concert listings, companies like Ticketmaster, Songkick, Eventbrite, and AXS all signed on as partners. Now Resident Advisor (RA) is the latest ticketing platform to join the force.
“Our collaboration with Spotify is a brilliant evolution of the work we have been doing for almost two decades to support the work of the independent artists, venues, and promoters which act as the pillars of those scenes,” said Nick Sabine, co-founder of Resident Advisor, in a press statement.
Resident Advisor hopes the new integrated feature will benefit local, independent promoters, who often have less money and marketing resources to spread the word about their shows. These localized listings will be promoted throughout the Spotify app. From there, fans will be able to see event information, lineups, and purchase tickets rather than having to resort to externalized web searches that often get bogged down by third-party scalping sites like StubHub.
Founded in 2001, Resident Advisor sells millions of tickets each year for clubs, concerts, and festivals. Billed as “the largest independently-owned media platform in music journalism,” the RA platform has become one of dance music’s most highly regarded platforms for news, show listings, feature-length content like artist interviews, and now ticketing options.