Tastebuds.fm Launches "Event Matchmaker" Service To Help Music Fans Connect At Concerts

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Music dating site Tastebuds.fm today announced its new Event Matchmaker service, which aims to help the site’s users connect offline.

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Hundreds of Tastebuds users have already started using the service to find dates for concerts

Music dating site Tastebuds.fm today announced its new Event Matchmaker service, which aims to help the site’s users connect offline. Users can express interest in attending a concert, or they can browse concerts that other Tastebuds members have expressed interest in and offer to meet up. Event Matchmaker is live now, and hundreds of Tastebuds users have already started using the service to find dates for concerts.

Tastebuds co-founder Alex Parish said, “We’re thrilled with how quickly people have embraced the idea of dating according to musical tastes – in fact we recently hit 20,000 users. We hope this new service will add an extra layer of fun and usefulness to the site, enabling our users to find like-minded music fans to attend concerts with.”

Win music and concert tickets with Tastebuds

To celebrate the launch of the Event Matchmaker, Tastebuds.fm is giving away the entire back catalogues of Blur, Sigur Rós, Coldplay, Gorillaz and LCD Soundsystem – over 20 albums. These will be awarded to three lucky Tastebuds users. There are also two pairs of tickets to see the brilliant The Good Natured on Wednesday 20 July at the Hoxton Bar & Grill up for grabs for users based in London. The band recently released Skeleton EP - watch the video here.

Entry rules:
To win the collection of albums and tickets users simply need to use the Event Matchmaker before Saturday 16th July (midnight UK time) and they'll be entered into the draw. Note: entrants don't have to successfully find a concert buddy to qualify - just express their interest in going to a concert or get in touch with someone who's looking for a buddy!

The winners will be drawn on Sunday 17th July and contacted via Tastebuds, with three winners of the album collection, and two winners of the concert tickets. More information can be found on the Tastebuds.fm Blog.

Notes For Editors
Tastebuds.fm is the only dating site that uses musical taste to match singles. With thousands of users and hundreds of successful dates under their belts, the UK startup has attracted favourable press from the Guardian and NME among others, as well as the thanks of music fans everywhere.

How does it work?
Visitors can simply enter three or more of their favourite artists on the Tastebuds.fm homepage and they'll be shown suitable matches nearby. If they have an account with Last.fm it's even easier - they can enter their username and their musical preferences will be imported.

Who's behind it?
The site was founded by two musicians from London, UK: Alex Parish and Julian Keenaghan. Both founders are members of the band Years Of Rice And Salt.

For more information, high res images, or to arrange interviews with Tastebuds.fm staff or users, please email press(at)tastebuds(dot)fm.
Follow the site on Twitter @tastebuds or visit the blog at blog.tastebuds.fm

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