PRLog - April 1, 2014 - TORONTO -- Next 36-backed startup, Encore, launched their concert memories app out of beta on the App Store this past weekend. It is now available in 32 countries, including Canada, the US, Britain and Australia.
Find local concerts. Buy tickets. Relive the experience.
The free mobile app builds time capsules from the photos and videos taken by crowds at music events. Content is pulled from social media sites including Instagram, Flickr and YouTube. Users add past concerts to their profile and tag friends that attended with them. The app has millions of photos and videos from hundreds of the thousands of events going back to Woodstock.
“In the past, people kept ticket stubs as a memento of shows they attended,” said Michael Warshafsky, co-founder and head of product for Encore. “With Encore, we’re trying to build a digital equivalent of the ticket stub.”
The app also makes it easy to find upcoming local concerts with listings of shows in every major city across Canada, the US, South America and Europe. Users can buy tickets and easily get their friends together for an event. Event data is powered in partnership with Last.fm, a holding of CBS Interactive.
“Notice the sea of screens at concerts? Live music events are the number one usage occasion of smartphones, and yet there is no go-to concert app,” said Nicholas Klimchuk, the company’s CEO. “We’re trying to change that with Encore. ”
Key highlights of the new Encore app include:
- Time capsules of crowd-sourced photos and videos of concerts going back to the 60s
- Comprehensive list of local concerts
- Event information including the lineup, location, show start times and music samples powered by iTunes
- Tools to invite friends, buy tickets in-app and easily share photos and videos from concerts
- Artist pages to track recent and upcoming shows of favorite artists
- User profiles to keep concert event history
The app can be downloaded at http://encore.fm
Encore is a concert listings app designed around the memories created at live music shows. It builds time capsules of concerts and festivals from the photos and videos shot by attendees. Based on your location, Encore provides listings of upcoming music events. Details include the artist lineup, sample music, start times and friends attending. With Encore, you can share your best music moments, relive past shows, and find your next concert experience.
About The Next 36
The goal of The Next 36 is to increase Canadian prosperity by developing Canada’s next generation of high impact entrepreneurs. Started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, The Next 36 provides a series of life changing experiences and relationships to young Canadians with the potential to build and lead great organizations. Each year, thirty-six promising undergraduates are selected from a variety of academic disciplines, and from across Canada, through a rigorous national selection process. The young entrepreneurs build a business in the mobile or tablet space together in teams of three. For eight months they are provided mentorship from some of Canada’s top business leaders, up to $95,000 cash from top venture capitalists, a comprehensive offering of in-kind resources and academic instruction from some of the world’s top faculty.
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