While going through my email, I saw an update on a new App that had come out, that I think can be beneficial to many of my artists, producers, A&R’s and more. Timbre is a new kind of music discovery app. It uses your location to list upcoming live shows in your area. But Timbre isn’t just limited to your area either, you can type in another city or state and it will list live music playing there, too. This App has many benefits for the music market, for those looking for venues that are close; A&R’s doing talent scouting, or producers looking to network. I myself am interested in knowing how this app works for the independent music game. This is very similar to the company in Venue Mecca, that is based out of Riverside, except they are an online venue database, where this is a mobile application. Let me know any of your thoughts on the app.
Here is the Timbre app. We like the icon’s resemblance to a guitar pick. Tap to open.
Timbre opens and allows you to browse events near you. You can also search for events in other cities using the search bar.
We let Timbre show us concerts playing near us. We had to allow access to our location for this one.
This is what our Timbre looks like. You can scroll down for weeks and weeks of live shows coming to your area. Tap on one you’re interested in.
This is one of the shows we selected. As soon as you select it, music starts playing.
If you tap anywhere while the song is playing, you get several options. You can pause the music, skip to the next song, and even purchase the track on iTunes. Those are all secondary controls: the real meat and potatoes is the ability to purchase tickets directly inside the app.
If you want to buy the track you’re listening to the app takes you straight to iTunes.
We tapped the ticket icon and were taken to LiveNation’s website within the app.
We love how easy it is to buy tickets.
We also love the graphics. Here is another screen showing a band that played late last week.
Some basic settings: Users can increase the search radius for upcoming shows. In addition, you can choose to listen to audio in the background.
Facebook and Twitter integration allow you to brag to your friends the next shows you’re hitting up. Overall, we like Timbre and can’t wait for them to add more shows and new features.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/timbre-music-discovery-app-2012-9?op=1#ixzz26PxZCawk