Gig discovery app Timbre acquired by Seatwave

The Seatwave Group, owner of online ticket marketplace Seatwave, has announced the acquisition of concert listing and booking app Timbre.

Timbre uses a "location based discovery engine" to inform fans about concerts in their local area. It also syncs with Spotify to allow users to listen to tracks on the go.

Fans can buy tickets directly from venues and primary ticket sellers, as well as tickets to sold-out gigs via Seatwave, all through the app's database, which lists around 18,000 gigs at one time (on average).

Ajay Chowdhury, CEO of Seatwave Group, said, "With Timbre we want to help music fans to go to more gigs and create more live music memories. The Timbre app offers the whole package from browsing gigs, to playing tracks and purchasing tickets from multiple sources.

"By using Timbre, fans will have the UK's most comprehensive live music listings at their fingertips, removing the hassle from planning a night out. This is the first of a wave of new mobile products that we plan to launch."

Seatwave revamped Timbre for the UK market after acquiring it from Boston-based agency Intrepid Pursuits in February this year.

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Seatwave launched in 2007 and has handled more than 2.3m ticket sales for live music, sport and theatre events across Europe.

Image: Drew Ressler, Flickr


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