Ticketmaster Missing an Easy Opportunity: Make Confirmation Pages More Social

Last Friday, I bought a bunch of tickets via Ticketmaster. Check out the confirmation page for my White Denim tix:

Besides being busy and looking pretty awful overall, notice what’s missing? How about a way for me to share the show to friends or add to my calendar? Considering I immediately shot a note out to a few friends about the shows I just bought tickets to, I think this would be a prime spot for them to at least add some social networking links.

I had a spare minute over the weekend, so I took to Microsoft Paint and created my reaction in visual form: Continue Reading…

New Post on LMB – Live Music 2.0: Concerts and the Social Web

Just last week, I finally posted a column over at Live Music Blog that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. It’s really just an introduction to a topic/concept, but I am really excited about where this one is going:

Live Music 2.0: Concerts and the Social Web

Here’s a brief intro:

Over the past few years, as this whole web 2.0 thing has really grown and progressed, we’ve seen a number of new sites launch that are specifically geared towards live music fans on the web. In a sense, all of them exist to help fans track and follow their favorite touring bands/artists in a variety of ways, but with a focus on their live shows rather than their studio output (which is amply covered by a slew of Music 2.0 sites and services).

While a lot of these sites have not yet emerged into the larger music business landscape, there’s no doubt in my mind that web technologies in general will continue to affect and disrupt the live music space, as they’ve already been doing quite drastically with the recording industry. Back when I was able to dedicate more of my free time to Live Music Blog, I was really interested in exploring this space in depth. Although we have occasionally posted about some of these sites — mentioning iLike.com and ShowClix or talking up the latest feature from JamBase — we’ve never really focused on them directly as a key topic. We’d like to change that. Since we are a site dedicated to live music, it only makes sense to look at the related web services and sites that serve all of US as a community of fans. I’d like to finally re-visit my original idea and dig a bit deeper into all the sites and services that form what we call “Live Music 2.0.”

More (and much more to follow) over at Live Music Blog.