Allows Automatic Import of Tour Itineraries Into Master Tour
We're happy to announce the release of a new feature with our partner Bandsintown: the ability to import tour itineraries from Bandsintown directly into Master Tour. This should save users a lot of time when setting up a tour routing. Once a tour is announced publicly, chances are Bandsintown will have the dates in their feed. Aside from artists who already use tour routing informatiion into the Bandsintown Artist Platform, Bandsintown scrapes data from all major ticketing companies to develop the live music industry's best universal tour date directory. It is the key to the usefulness of the consumer Bandintown concert finding app, which helps fans track the dates of bands they like gleaned from their FB profile and their iTunes library.
The integration is very simple - when you set up a tour in Master Tour you can import the itinerary (including the venue name) in just a few steps. We developed a support article to guide you here.
The Bandsintown Artist Platform
We think the sharing itineraries between Bandsintown and Master Tour is a great idea because it takes the same basic data (a tour itinerary) once and uses it for internal (Master Tour) and external (Bandsintown) purposes.
For Master Tour customers not on Bandsintown, we think you ought to take a look at the Bandsintown Artist Platform. It is the easiest and most effective way to manage and promote your tour dates and real Facebook events on your fan page, website, tumblog, MySpace, Twitter, mobile apps with push notiification and more -- all from a single, authenticated dashboard. And best of all - it's FREE. And with 7 million consumers using the mobilr discovery app - it is a great way to market show dates to your fans.
Some of the notable features:
- Full Facebook Integration. Fans can RSVP, comment, and share right from your tour itinerary.
- Promote Tour Dates. Through FB timeline, Twitter, and geotargeted auto promote using push notification.
- Create "Specials" Packages. Sell special offers, VIP packages, and merch right from your Tour Dates tab. Fans can purchase on FB in 3 clicks.
Lots of our Master Tour artist customers are on the Bandsintown Artist Platform and cite it as a great tool functionally for maintaining tour date information as well as a notifiying fans when you announce dates in their town.
Below: The Bandsintown Artist Page on Facebook and how it appears on the Bandsintown iOS consumer app.