Live Nation App

Bob Marley said it best, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Music has always played a huge role in my life. There really aren’t many things I love more than going to live concerts to see some of my favorite bands in action. It’s difficult to stay on top of your favorite artists/bands tour dates though.LN_Home You have to continuously check their websites to see when and where they are playing, how much the tickets are, when do they go on sale, etc. I have heard a few things about the app “Live Nation®,” but never actually downloaded it to my smartphone. I decided to give it a go and see whether or not it could assist me in my love for music and concerts.

As soon as the Live Nation® app opened it catered artist/band LN_Buffettresults based on the music I had in my iTunes. I thought that was an excellent feature. I didn’t have to individually search each artist, it basically provided me the ones I needed. To elaborate on this, it also asked me if I’d like to connect to my Facebook accountLN_Account so I could see even more results based on the bands that I like. The way the interface is set up is so user friendly, clear and understandable. You aren’t bombarded with outside advertisements, nor is it confusing.

Live Nation® took my global position and catered results based on it. It came up with various venues—some that I’ve never heard of—that were close to my current location. This took me in immediately. Finding shows and venues to attend is also very easy. You have 3 options: Your Shows, All Shows and Nearby Shows. All of these are specifically designed to cater to exactly what you are looking for. You can base your search off whatever is closest to a certain LN_searchlocation, or take a look at the schedule of your favorite artists to see exactly where to go.

They didn’t offer coupons, discounts or reviews directly on their app, but after doing a Google search, I found various other websites that offered these characteristics. I found coupon codes from retail sites, discounts from the Live Nation® store and reviews from sites like Yelp and those who have rated the app itself. I like how these weren’t directly offered on the app because it avoided clutter. It also gives Citi® card members extra benefits such as: accessing concert tickets before they go on sale to the public, buy preferred tickets and extra special offers.

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Live Nation® allowed you to connect to your Ticketmaster™ account for easier ticket purchasing. You can even use the app directly to have the venue scan your ticket for entry. This is a fantastic feature, no longer do I have to print tickets out, I can just pull up the app. I’m seeing this feature more and more on various apps, and it definitely benefits the users.

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Purchasing the tickets is also quite easy for the user. Gives you the option to chose your section, how many tickets you want and at what price. Also shows the On sale Dates and Times, Event Info and Lineups.

LN_Purchase1Live Nation® is a great app for all music lovers to have. It gives you everything you need to find your favorite artists/bands play live in concert. From one music lover to another, it’s worth checking out.

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12 thoughts on “Live Nation App

  1. Hi Gavin,
    What a great post! I love music, but often don’t go through the hassle of attending concerts since by the time I hear about it, a lot of the best tickets are gone or it is sold out. I think this is a great app with a lot of great features. The find a “nearby show” option is very interesting to me since I never know about shows happening near me. I found it interesting that you found new venues as well. I think that you are right, and for a music lover this seems like a must have! Great post and thanks for showing me a great new app!

    • The app really helps a lot in finding concerts and venues. You can also get alerts sent to you about your artists and such. I think it’s worth a download. This is the first app I have come across that has these kind of capabilities and I think they are doing a good job with it. Definitely user friendly and informative.

  2. This looks really interesting. I am thinking about adding it. Although I don’t have my iTunes connected to it, so I don’t know if it will be as helpful.

  3. Hi Gavin,

    Awesome app review! I also love music and going to concerts, but I’ve never actually used an app to buy a ticket before. The LiveNation app makes it all seem so easy. I’m not sure if they just didn’t show it in the YouTube clip, but one of the things I dislike about the desktop version of Live Nation is the fact that when you select your ticket quantity and price level, you then have to wait 10-15 seconds for the website to process your request and find you the best available seats. But perhaps the wait period is unavoidable. Is there any wait time when using the app?

    I thought the whole syncing to iTunes and Facebook feature was so cool. It saved you the time of having to individually search for your favorite artists. I also liked the fact that it asked to access your location. That way, it could narrow down your concert venue options instead of you having to search through a bunch of them to find the ones you’re looking for.

    I have an iPhone, but I’ve actually never played around with Passbook. Do you happen to know if ticketed events listed in Passbook also get placed on your phone’s calendar? If not, I think this would be a great addition to the app.

    • I have only purchased one ticket on the app, and it was general seating, so never had to wait. I don’t know if the wait times are avoidable, you would think we are at the day in age when it should be. It has great features in relation to your location. That’s a big part of why I like this app. Whenever I would go to a band’s website I would have to scroll through all the shows to see if they come to a location near me. This takes that out, makes it a little easier to find what you want.
      Not sure about Passbook, but that would be a great feature for them to incorporate into their product.

  4. Wow I think is great that it caters to the music you have on your iTunes, though I see some drawbacks on that for those of us who share an iTunes with other family member hehe. I am going to be honest with you, I think I will be downloading this app to my phone, though I would prefer it if it offers coupons or discounted tickets. What do you think? do you think this would attract more people to download the app?

    • I wish they offered some sort of coupons or discounts, but maybe in the foreseeable future. Once the app gains some recognition, then perhaps sponsors will want to hop on board and they can start these types of promotions.

  5. Gavin, I also downloaded a concert app, but a lesser known one called Songkick. For the assignment I’m glad we had different ones, but after reading about Live Nation I might make the switch. The fact that it’s also free, allows you to buy directly from the app and even use it to scan your tickets is a major improvement over Songkick. I found it interesting that you liked that there were no reviews directly on the app. That was something I wanted to see on mine. Great post and you definitely sold me on getting Live Nation.

    • Yeah, Live Nation definitely has some great features. I’m still somewhat new to the whole thing, so not sure about any major downsides it has. So far it has been smooth and recently purchased a concert ticket with the app. It was a smooth and easy transaction, which is always a plus.

  6. Hi Gavin,

    This looks like a great app to have if you want to keep up with your favorite bands! I don’t particularly like going to concerts, but I like staying updated with album releases and artist information. I like that you can connect the app to your iTunes music and your Facebook, so that it’s set up with your preferences right from the start.

    • Syncing the app with your iTunes or FB likes, it definitely one of the best features. It takes out the whole aspect of having to individually search each band. Apps are popular when it makes things easier for people to do, and Live Nation does a great job of that.

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