November 01, 2010

Rocking With JamSked

More than a quarter million unique visitors used JamSked - BuzzCity's new mobile internet directory of live music events and independent musicians -- in October, its full month of operations, and the site received more than 1 million pageviews.

We initially rolled out gig info from Indonesia and the Philippines and have since followed up with music events in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  Inspired by the eager response from our users, we rolled out South African concert info in mid-October; five months earlier than scheduled. The first beneficiaries of this move were The Winston Pub in Durban - which made the list of top ten venues in October – and Koos Kombuis @ The Old Church Hall (Nieu Bethesda).

We've also received concert schedules from many other countries; in October, JamSked covered more than 1,000 music events in 31 countries. And we are rolling out more; in November and December, JamSked will also include gig info from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Here's a look at some of the trends and top artists on JamSked in October . . .

  1. JamSked users mainly come from India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam.
  2. British jazz musician Soweto Kinch’s concert in India tops the list of concerts ….
  3. …. followed by Filipino rock–pop singer Rain Mayo and Insanara (also from the Philippines). 
  4. Venues attracting the most interest are BlueFROG (Mumbai, where Soweto Kinch played), Freedom Bar (Manila) and Live Bar (GreenVille, North Carolina). Notable also is Ancol Carnaval Beach (Jakarta) which hosted Java Rockin' Land 2010 and The Jakarta Blues Festival 2010 earlier in the month.
  5. Top genre's include Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop and Electronic.
  6. Top artists trending on JamSked in October were Akon, Kangen Band (Indie band from ID), Shakira and Lil'Wayne.