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Apple has announced the launch of a new feature in its Apple Maps and Apple Music applications allowing users to find concerts in a select number of locations across the world.
The all-new concert discovery feature became available on May 18, leveraging information from the music website Bandsintown.
10 cities feature across the world on ‘Apple Music Guides’, including Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, New York City, Berlin, Tokyo, Melbourne, Detroit, and Mexico City.
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Over 40 new guides have been launched, each curated by Apple Music editors, celebrating “the best venues to experience live music in some of the world’s leading cultural hubs”, Apple explained. New features are said to “celebrate the joy of live music, and give fans and artists more ways to connect.”
Apple also launched a second new feature, Set Lists, giving a space for major tours around the world allowing fans to listen back to set lists from concerts and read about each track.
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For the first time, Apple will also allow fans to browse artists’ upcoming shows in their area by launching Shazam’s concert discovery module.
“Apple Music offers the ultimate listening experience for music fans around the world, distinguished in part by its global team of expert curators and lifelong music obsessives who make a point to surface the songs and albums users have to hear,” they explained.
Over the years, Apple Music has released a range of new features across its applications, including a karaoke feature, spatial audio DJ mixes, and new technology allowing artists to monetise mixes.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins