Bandsintown allows users to view local concerts and gives live music recommendations. The Bandsintown concert API allows any website or mobile application to display the information Bandsintown offers. The Bandsintown API is designed for enterprise partners and artists with websites, media players, and/or mobile applications that would like to list an artist’s events and provide their users with the ability to buy tickets and RSVP to these events. In order to use the Bandsintown API, you must have written consent from Bandsintown Inc.
There are a wide range of music services on the internet that developers could tap into to create music applications, and there are hundreds of APIs available for developers to use for those applications. Here we highlight the most popular music APIs that are listed on ProgrammableWeb.
Lately we're seeing a lot more talk about API monetization. Last week we covered TweetPhoto's efforts at encouraging developers to use the TweetPhoto API through a transactional payment model (one penny or so for each photo uploaded via the API). Last month we covered Bandsintown, which provides affiliate earnings via use of its Bandsintown API. And more recently Touchnote announced an affiliate payment model (with a whopping 30% royalty) for developers working with its image API.
The trouble with some music sites and APIs on the web is that they have been known to get taken down due to legal battles. Worse yet, often the only real way to monetize is to take a teensy percentage of an already low-priced track. BandsInTown wants to help your music site stay up and even make money.