YouTube Now Shows Concert Listings For Music Videos

YouTube And Ticketmaster Team Up To Make Buying Concert Tickets A Breeze Karlie Powell

YouTube won't cost any more cash than it does already, but soon you'll see concert tickets offered on music artist videos. MTV lost the "music" portion to reality shows some time ago, and YouTube is now the main source for watching an artist's music videos.

If you'll read a bit of YouTube's announcement of the partnership, it reads a bit like a proposal to Ticketmaster.

As of now, the feature is only compatible with artists who have Ticketmaster shows in North America, but the company plans to eventually expand globally. YouTube also hinted that this is only the first of other planned features that are meant to further strengthen the connection between artists and their fans. The great thing about this integration is that it's available on both the YouTube desktop site and on the iOS and Android YouTube apps.

"We're just getting started".

For now, it's live only with artists who have Ticketmaster shows in North America, but the plan is to expand this both in the USA and globally going forward. "And, as part of our ongoing commitment to support artists, we'll continue to find additional ways to make meaningful fan and artist connections", YouTube said. Aside from YouTube, Ticketmaster's ticketing services have also been integrated with music streaming service Spotify and social media giant Facebook, as pointed out by TechCrunch. The company also hints this is the first of other planned features focused on artist-to-fan connections, but it didn't detail those plans.

Music videos consistently are among the most popular content on YouTube, which boasts more than 1.5 billion monthly visitors. Tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster, and Ticketmaster only. On an official artist's YouTube page or underneath an official video, any upcoming concerts near you be listed by closest location and link to Ticketmaster to buy tickets. To view more or purchase, simply press "Tickets" to be directed to Ticketmaster's full website.



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