Mumbai: AOL Music unveiled Tour Tracker, a free web service presented by American Express that lets music fans track their favourite artists and bands on tour. The site includes special incentive to buy tickets, including discounts for American Express card members. AOL Music, http://music.aol.com, is the Web’s most visited online music destination.
The newly launched site, accessible from the AOL Music main page, provides fans with a single online destination to stay updated on band or artists tours and to discuss everything from set lists to favourite show moments to places to meet afterwards. The site also provides music industry executives a useful tool to monitor interest in a particular artist or tour beyond ticket sales.
"We’re always looking to find new and innovative ways to help music fans stay current on their favourite artists and bands," said AOL Music vice president Bill Crandall. "Tour Tracker provides music fans an ongoing outlet to follow and discuss an artist throughout a tour or simply find comprehensive listings for which artists – mainstream or indie – are playing in one’s hometown on any given night."
Highlights include national search by artist, location and date; functionality to allow fans and music labels alike to track the hottest artists and tours. Jam Base powered listing provides extensive concert listings, including indie bands and smaller venues and theatres. Also, it provides special discount ticket incentives for American Express card members. Other incentives include MapQuest powered maps, directions to venue locations and artist/tour updates and news including new concert dates.