This idea is NOT the same as the one for which I am advocating.
Songkick is a wonderful app that notifies you whenever ANY of the artists in your iTunes or Pandora libraries are playing a concert in your area. You get notified as soon as the tour date goes up, so you can be sure to plan ahead for buying tickets. Songkick used to have an app within Spotify that was able to scan your entire Spotify library and track every single artist on the Songkick platform. Unfortunately, Spotify sunsetted the app in 2014 and has not given Songkick any integration access to continue allowing users to scan Spotify libraries. What this means is that if you want to continue to use Songkick, you have to manually enter every artist you want to track.
The idea for Spotify is to build Songkick functionality into its own offering: Send me a push notification or email if any artist in any of my playlists puts up a tour date in any venue near where I live. Also, give me a calendar view where I can see when my artists are playing in my area.
The "On Tour" feature of Spotify is powered by Songkick, so the data is already there to do this! However, the current "On Tour" feature only provides very limited functionality. You need to drill down to the artist level to see upcoming tour events - nobody has time to manually check every single artist in his or her Spotify library once a week to see if that artist has posted tour dates. Users need this data in the aggregate for all the artists they have added to their playlists!
Please either build this feature internally or grant access to third party apps like Songkick or Bandsintown to scan users' Spotify playlists and auto-add the artists to which they listen!
Edit: This idea has been reposted here.
Updated on 2018-06-16
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