One Million People Use iLike
iLike Unveils New Concert-Discovery Features
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iLike, inc, the six-month-old social music discovery service, announced today that it has surpassed one million registered users and is now processing over 200 million monthly track plays based on enabling users to log their listening habits on their iPods and PCs. The company also announced the following new concert-discovery features with event listings provided by Ticketmaster:
“iLike and Ticketmaster have made it easier than ever for people to know when their favorite artists are performing and to purchase tickets immediately.”
“Live events are an integral part of the music experience, and thanks to Ticketmaster they are now also an integral part of the iLike experience,” said Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike. “We are thrilled that over a million people are using iLike to discover not only new music, but now also upcoming concerts and events that they might have otherwise missed.”
“Ticketmaster is excited to offer one million iLike users the opportunity to get up-to-the-minute concert listings for the acts they love,” said Sean Moriarty, President and CEO of Ticketmaster. “iLike and Ticketmaster have made it easier than ever for people to know when their favorite artists are performing and to purchase tickets immediately.”
iLike users can download the free iLike Sidebar for iTunes to connect their music library and iPod to a broader community of music fans (limited version also available for Windows Media Player). The Sidebar allows users to log and publish their listening habits. iLike generates personalized recommendations by analyzing the music users are listening to, at a cumulative rate of 200 million track plays processed per month across the iLike community. The Sidebar recommends music from both signed and unsigned artists; users can download free MP3s directly from the Sidebar or click to buy music from the iTunes Music Store.
Additional iLike features focused on music discovery and community include:
About iLike, Inc.
iLike is a social music discovery service that lets consumers get personalized recommendations and follow what their friends are listening to. The iLike Sidebar for iTunes recommends new music and connects people with their friends and the broader community through shared music tastes. iLike is privately funded by Ticketmaster (IAC), Khosla Ventures, Bob Pittman, and other private investors. Based in Seattle, the company also operates indie music community GarageBand.com and personal broadcasting service Gcast.com. The company’s vision is “music of the people, by the people, for me.” For more information, please go to http://www.iLike.com