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StubHub's new app sells you concert tickets for bands you don't even know about

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People purchase tons of concert tickets through StubHub, so the ticket reseller is giving them their own special mobile app.

Today, the company announced that it’s launching a new music-focused app that is taking care of the entire process, from finding events to purchasing tickets.

The app is StubHub’s take on SongKick, ThrillCall, Bandsintown, and other similar services that combine music and artist interests with local music event discovery and integrating a ticket-selling business into the experience. People can follow and find artists, learn when and where they’ll perform near them, and purchase tickets through the company’s hub.

Just like other apps, StubHub’s scans music libraries to create a profile and sends alerts and suggestions of music and events that could interest you.The main advantage is probably that it is directly attached to one of the main ticket marketplaces, StubHub. However, just like other apps, such SongKick, it offers additional marketplaces and sources (Ticketmaster, venue box office) from which people can purchase tickets, making it unclear what advantage this app is really giving StubHub as people will end up purchasing tickets from other sources if they have better deals on the wanted tickets.

The app is first available for San Francisco-based events, with plans to roll out nationally throughout the rest of the year. And while the company is officially announcing the app’s release today, it seems to have been live in the Apple App Store since May 27.