Bandsintown has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021.
The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year, but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes. These companies did more than survive, they thrived—making an impact on their industries and culture as a whole. This year’s MIC list features 463 businesses from 29 countries.
"It is an honor, and yet somehow a paradox, for the Bandsintown team to be listed as innovators in a year when traditional concerts were put on hold,” said Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown. “With the launch of Bandsintown PLUS, a first-of-its-kind live music subscription service, Bandsintown wants to inspire artists and help them pivot toward live streaming to stay in touch with their fans and explore new creative and revenue opportunities."
When tens of thousands of live performances were canceled in March of 2020, Bandsintown expanded its mission as the global hub of live music to also become the global leader in music live streams and launched Bandsintown PLUS, a first of its kind subscription live stream service.
Since mid-March 2020 when the cancellation of what is now an estimated 2.4 million live concerts globally began, Bandsintown has helped market more than 75,000 music live streams by more than 20,000 artists at no cost to Bandsintown's 60 million registered users.
Bandsintown PLUS recently launched, delivering remarkable live streaming experiences for everyone, everywhere. For $9.99 a month, music fans get an “All Access Pass'' to over 25 exclusively produced live shows each month, alongside intimate interviews with each artist. Recent and upcoming Bandsintown PLUS performances include Charli XCX, Fleet Foxes, HAIM, Jeff Tweedy, Nathaniel Rateliff, Phoebe Bridgers, and many more.
Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
“In a year of unprecedented challenges, the companies on this list exhibit fearlessness, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of crisis,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with Senior Editor Amy Farley.
To coincide with the issue launch, Fast Company will host its first-ever Most Innovative Companies Summit on March 9 and 10. This virtual, multiday summit will celebrate the Most Innovative Companies in business, provide an early look at major business trends, and offer the inspiration and practical insights on what it takes to innovate in 2021.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2021) is now available online here, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 16, 2021. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.