Let Artists filter followers by Region to send concert notifications and more

If artists could filter top fans by region and send them targeted messages Spotify could be used for all concert notifications ("Send concert reminder to top 10.000 followers/listeners in -city-") and also for special offers ("Offer backstage passes for top 5 Followers in -city-").

 

And for fans, it would be nice if we could receive concert reminder notifications through Spotify for artists we 'follow'.

Things like:

  • Let followers know about a concert happening near them the moment it's scheduled
  • Allow artists to send out a "see you there" messages to people confirmed to the event. This could integrate with Instagram, tiktok etc.

Artists could even send out messages restricted to people who most listen to their music in an area. Things like:

  • Promos/Discounts for the top 20 fans in an area
  • Free Backstage tickets for the top 5 fans in a region
  • Special items sold only to top fans 

I think this could be quite powerful, especially for small artists. If they could reach 4-5 people who like their music, and each of those brought 3-5 friends... 15-25 people can make a real difference. And for big artists, having a way to filter through the crowd and inviting real fans to something special can be an amazing experience for the fan and the artist, as well as generate some good viral marketing through Instagram, tiktok etc.

 

Imagine, as a fan and also as an artist, to have this feature. To reach out and maybe even meet people who really dig your music! 

 

Also, we are in 2020 and still have no reliable concert notification app! We already follow these artists on Spotify, so wouldn't it make sense to receive concert notifications from an app that knows what we like?

 

And for Spotify:

  • Spotify can charge 5-15 usd/month for artists to have access to an "artist area" that shows stats and allows to send out these messages
  • Spotify can charge artists more as usage goes up
  • Spotify can add a ticket-selling portal/partner for all these ticket sales

Updated on 2020-05-01

Hey @ErikBlues,

 

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new idea. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

In the meantime, you can learn more about our Fans First initiative here. There's also an existing idea similar to yours - feel free to add your vote to it here!

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

Comments
Music Fan

Because of privacy, only Spotify can do this: if the message is sent through Spotify, no one has to give out personal information. The users can reply (with personal data for tickets etc) only if they so choose to.

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Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-05-01

Hey @ErikBlues,

 

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new idea. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

In the meantime, you can learn more about our Fans First initiative here. There's also an existing idea similar to yours - feel free to add your vote to it here!

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

Music Fan

This could be a "pro" feature for artists who pay a small monthly fee (5-10 usd/month) allowing for upgrades as usage goes up.

 

But Spotify has to be careful here: it’s important to give every user the same features, and just increase the price as usage goes up.

Maybe try to come up with something clever like "number events-per-year" or even by event locations (As in: "Are all events in the same area or does this artist travel around the world?"). This would allow small artists to use it for a small fee and, at the same time, allow Spotify to charge more from estabilidade artists.

Music Fan

Would love some feedback from other members 

Visitor

That’s a really great idea! I would love this feature. Seems like it could be very profitable for Spotify and artists too! 
There’s no proper way to find artist concerts in your area, I know only of “Bandsintown”. This would be so nice! 

Music Fan

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