Let users Import past concert data from Setlist.fm.
Let users Import past concert data from Setlist.fm. (Maybe Last.fm and facebook data too?) See profile here http://www.setlist.fm/user/bitsy
I just had a thought on how we might be able to enable this in a slightly different way.
Like I said previously, creating new concerts in our database with the concerts you've marked in Setlist.fm won't work well because they only allow a single band per concert instead of multiple bands like out site and others.
So instead of creating new concerts, we could try to match up your Setlist.fm history with concerts that already exist in our database and automatically mark you as an attendee of those.
It's likely that this process won't transfer all of your concerts (like if a concert isn't in our database or if it doesn't match up for some reason) but it could get a majority and give you a head start in bringing your concerts over.
We have a pretty full ToDo list at the moment, so it wouldn't happen right away, but I'm curious to hear if you think this would be helpful or not.
Hi Justin, thanks for providing this additional detail about Setlist.fm. I now see there is more than 1 way to catalog a concert. I think your idea for matching up concerts in both Setlist.fm and CA is a great idea and I appreciate you proposing it.
Brian Miller commented
It would be a start, at least. But I don't know how extensive your database of past concerts is. Your site might be missing shows from less popular bands, smaller cities, etc.
Just joined today and I see this request is from 2016. Not encouraging. I have all my data in setlist.fm. Manually importing my 100+ concerts is not a good use of my time. So far, I would say that 20-25% of the shows I went to that are in setlist.fm are not here or Songkick. Ain't no way I'm going to go through that process again (I added quite a few into setlist.fm).
Karl Jacobson commented
Thanks for the suggestion! One issue is that Setlist.fm treats every set/artist as it's own 'concert'. In other words, if 3 bands played at a concert, Setlist.fm treats all 3 of those sets as 3 different concerts. Concert Archives treats all 3 of those sets as part of a single concert. It'd be pretty tricky to import that data from Setlist.fm without creating a ton of single-band concerts.
Brian Miller commented
Yes please! I don't want to have to re-enter all 2600+ sets (including opening acts, festival sets) from my account on https://www.setlist.fm/user/bamjuggler
MrButtcheeks79 Parenteau commented
your site will grow quicker because you allow importing of music collection..... concert collection and other ...take me a few hours to import my entire collection manualy