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Text-Based Tixxy Touts Concert Discovery App, New Partners

SMS text--based Tixxy is now launching a concert discovery app in the U.S. with partners including Mark Cuban’s ticketing company AXS – which serves as AEG’s in-house brand – Motley Crue and Blondie manager Allen Kovac’s 10th Street Entertainment and VIP ticketer Sound Rink.

The Cincinnati-based start-up’s founder Eron Bucciarelli commented, “We’re excited to bring Tixxy to music fans right at a key moment, when they may be even more likely than previously to miss a show. We all want to get out again and listen to live music. Tixxy is a privacy-focused, non-intrusive way to keep track of events in your town.”

Tixxy will take all the announced live dates from partners and major ticketing companies and send fans a quick text when a band they listen to is performing in their town. Bands and their teams pay nothing to get the word out. Fans can click through and buy a ticket immediately. Venues and promoters can offer their fans a new way to find out about events without additional promo costs. Users can sign up here.

Tixxy’s fellow launch partners demonstrate the range of companies who find value in a text-based solution to live music’s information issues. Sound Rink allows artists to create unique VIP experiences that can be purchased directly online. 10th Street Entertainment, whose roster includes Fiver Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and The Hu, will promote its artists’ tours via Tixxy.

Sound of Rink CEO/Co-founder CODY DeLONG added, “We're very excited to be able to directly target artist fans through Tixxy. We know this is a game-changer for alerting fans of VIPs in their area."

Commented Better Noise Music/10th Street SVP Tour Marketing & Partnerships Bryan Raisa, “As experienced artist managers, we have watched as the channels to reach fans have dwindled. Tixxy gives us a direct, friendly way to find potential concertgoers in every market, without adding to our tour budgets or time commitments. I’m a huge fan.”

Concluded the app's Bucciarelli, “Tixxy will help fans, but it will also help all sides of live music connect with potential ticket buyers directly and effortlessly. We’re looking forward to helping them all fill the house.”