LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) –
Concert promoters Live Nation have made changes to their web site that places more of the site’s content in the hands fans and artists. LiveNation.com is a top 50 ecommerce site and a top 5 online music network.
Some of the new features include:
Live Nation partners including Bazaaroice, Sociable and ThrillCall contributed technology and data to the newly launched features. The site's open API has also been used by more than 1,000 web developers to integrate and build upon Live Nation’s content.
“We have the most passionate consumers in the world,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation said in statement. “By opening up our site to fans and artists alike, we are building a powerful community that reinforces the ecommerce components of our business. We can’t wait to see how fans participate.”
Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 shows for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com.