Apple is introducing new concert detection features on Apple Maps and Apple Music

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Apple is introducing new features for discovering concerts on Apple Maps and Apple Music, including live show curation, browsing upcoming venue shows, and more.

Apple has introduced new concert detection features on Apple Maps and Apple Music. As the company expands its curation efforts to include live shows and offers new concert discovery capabilities on Apple Maps and Apple Music, it’s giving fans more ways to connect with their favorite artists.

More than 40 new guides on Maps, curated by Apple Music editors, highlight the best venues to catch live music in some of the world’s major cultural hubs. From famous symphony halls to cutting-edge techno clubs, this hand-picked selection currently spans ten cities, offering fans a night to remember.

With Apple Music Guides, fans can search venues’ upcoming concerts directly from maps using Shazam’s concert detection engine. This is part of a variety of features Shazam rolled out last spring to leverage concert information from event recommendation and artist identification platform Bandsintown.

On Apple Music, the new Set Lists section highlights a selection of major tours and allows fans to listen to set lists and read more about the productions. For the first time in the app, fans can browse upcoming performances by artists near them by launching Shazam’s concert discovery module.

“Apple Music offers the ultimate listening experience for music fans around the world, and is distinguished by a global team of experienced curators and lifelong music obsessives who care about bringing to light the songs and albums that users need to hear,” says Apple’s feature release statement.

Apple Music Guides will be available unroll starting today on Maps. Cities featured so far include Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and San Francisco in North America, Berlin, Paris and Vienna in Europe, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney in Asia Pacific, and Mexico City in Latin America.