Apple Music and Maps gain new ‘concert discovery’ features for fans of live music

Apple Music has added new concert discovery features on Apple Music and Apple Maps as an expansion of its curations efforts into live shows. The new features offer new opportunities to users to not only listen to live music on their devices but also to find venues to connect with their favorite artists.

Recently, Music Live introduced a performance by Ed Sheeran to kick off the season of live performances by the biggest stars in the music industry from around the world.

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Apple Music supports Shazam’s concert discovery module to find live events and more

Last spring, a concert discovery module was added in Shazam to leverage concert information from Bandsintown, the world-renowned event recommendation, and artist discovery platform. Now that feature is expanded to Apple Music and Maps.

Here are all the new concert discovery features available on Music and Maps, today:

  • 40 new Guides in Apple Maps, curated by Apple Music editors, to display the best venues to listen to and enjoy live music in the world’s leading culture hubs. Currently, the select featured cities include Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, and San Francisco in the U.S., Mexico City in Latin America, Berlin, London, Paris, and Vienna in Europe, and Tokyo, Melbourne, and Sydney in the Asia-Pacific region.

From landmark Viennese symphony halls to cutting-edge techno clubs in Brooklyn and Tokyo, these hand-picked selections — currently spanning over 10 cities — are all music fans need for an unforgettable night out.

  • The new Guides to browse venues’ upcoming shows directly from Maps through Shazam’s concert discovery module. 
  • Apple Music has added a new Set Lists space to highlight a selection of major tours, listen to set lists, and read information about the productions. *Available worldwide
  • Using the Shazam concert discovery module, Music users can also search for artists’ upcoming shows in their vicinity.

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Fans must update their Apple Music and Maps apps via App Store to enjoy live music.

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