HearWhere calls Whistler, BC home

Rarely do you read about a Whistler-based Web Startup on Techcrunch but today TC’s Robin Wauters profiled a live music search engine called HearWhere. Founded by Whistler’s Pete Field, HearWhere launched in May of 2008.

The live-performance search engine claims to list over one million music shows. The service tells you who is playing nearby, but also plays the associated music, and subsequently links to the artist’s MySpace page. You can add widgets from artist pages and redistribute them to your accounts on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Netvibes, and other places thanks to a nifty integration with Clearspring. It’s unclear how Field plans to make money from the service, but he will likely try and a combination of advertising and affiliate revenue from mp3 and ticket sales.

HearWhere recognizes your geographical location when you first visit and users can navigate the site using a search bar that includes filters for genre, date, and location. If you’re a live music fan, HearWhere is definitely worth checking out. Thanks to Techcrunch for highlighting a cool start-up in our very own backyard.