Wego Is The Musical Lovechild Of Tinder And Bandsintown

couple at concertWhile at the SF MusicTech Summit covering for Hypebot, I noticed a cool iPhone shaped flyer dropped on a promotional table in the corridor between the restroom and the main gathering room. On one side was a screenshot of an unknown app that displayed Daft Punk concert information and on the other side was the logo, features list, and website. Two weeks later, I finally decided to dig the flyer out of my grab bag and visit their website, www.wego.io (which takes you to iTunes App Store). A quick browse of their app page revealed something magical: this might be THE app for any single person who loves music [insert most young adults].

Wego, which is obviously a reference to the idea that two or more people should go to a concert (“we go”), is like the lovechild of Tinder and Bandsintown.

Wego allows you to track your favorite artists and discover concerts based on your taste in music (sourced from music on iPhone, Spotify, and Rdio), buy tickets to events (even for sold out shows), and sample music from artists playing concerts in your area. All pretty standard concert discovery features.

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But then it gets cool, or maybe a bit creepy for the romantically conservative, when Wego also facilitates meeting new people. The concert-discovery-and-dating app claims that it allows users to “meet and connect with others…who go to concerts in your area…with the option to match for the purpose of dating…”

I’m not quite sure if you’ll swipe left or right for a Tinder-esque doube opt-in, but Wego suggests that users can “send messages and create group chats based around concerts and other live events….”

As a fan of music and online dating, I’ve held that similar tastes in music is one of my key dating requirements. Considering my musical tastes are incredibly broad, I think I make it quite easy to pass that compatibility criterion. Now, Wego might help young adults everywhere find the perfect date for their favorite live shows.

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About Dae Bogan

Dae Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur, and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the music industry. Currently, he is the Head of Third-Party Partnerships at the Mechanical Licensing Collective and Lecturer at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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