SOURCE: Oodle

August 14, 2007 08:30 ET

Oodle Launches BandTracker and Announces the Largest Database of Local Music Events

BandTracker Allows Music Fans to Track Their Favorite Bands and Stay in Touch With Their Local Music Scene

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - Oodle (http://www.oodle.com/), the search engine for classifieds, today announced the launch of BandTracker (http://www.bandtracker.com/). BandTracker is a free web-based service that lets music fans know when their favorite bands are performing nearby. The BandTracker database currently tracks over 330,000 bands and 700,000 shows, the largest compendium of shows and bands on the web.

With BandTracker, fans receive email alerts when their favorite bands are due to play nearby. BandTracker also provides access to concert, venue and ticket purchase information. Bands use BandTracker to easily connect with their fan base.

"BandTracker is a natural complement to Oodle.com, which covers local ticket listings," said Craig Donato, CEO of Oodle. "With BandTracker, we've created a compelling application for folks that love going to see live music."

Web Widgets for Fans and Bands

Fans can proudly display their favorite bands on MySpace or their blogs with BandTracker widgets.

Bands can stay connected with their fans using the BandPromoter widget. The widget lets bands invite fans to track their concert schedule and also showcases their popularity by displaying how many fans are tracking them.

"BandTracker has filled a significant gap when it comes to promoting our concert tours," said Nick Dobbratz, keyboardist for San Francisco-based band Sugar & Gold. "We put the widget up on MySpace before our nationwide tour and received emails from all across the country, saying that our fans are looking forward to our shows."

BandTracker: Early Success with Facebook

BandTracker recently launched a popular application on Facebook's f8 Platform that allows users to track and share bands within their social network. Users can see which bands their friends are tracking and can even see top videos and top songs. BandTracker on Facebook, which boasts over 30,000 users, demonstrates the promise for Bandtracker.com.

About Oodle

Oodle provides consumers with a great shopping experience for classifieds. Users search the freshest, most comprehensive collection of classifieds listings with over one million listings a day from more than 80,000 sites across every major category: concert and sports tickets, automotive, real estate, rentals, employment, personals, pets, services and merchandise. Oodle is also available in the UK (www.oodle.co.uk) and Canada (www.canada.oodle.com).

Oodle also runs the Oodle Network, a collection of sites that use Oodle to power their online classifieds. The Oodle Network encompasses major newspapers including the Washington Post and San Diego Union Tribune, business directory providers including Local.com and Yell.com, television broadcast including WTKR (Norfolk) and KLAS (Las Vegas) and large Internet sites including Lycos. To be included in the Oodle index or to learn more about the Oodle Network, please contact.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Michelle Andersen
    Director of Communications
    Oodle
    650-401-7200x142
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