PRESS RELEASE: “SCOREBIG SCORES FORMER TICKETMASTER EXECUTIVE”
LOS ANGELES (ScoreBig) November 10, 2011 — ScoreBig (www.scorebig.com), a new members-only site offering guaranteed savings of up to 60% and no fees on tickets for sports, concert and theater events nationwide, announced today the appointment of Bill Ashton to Vice President of Music. In his new role, Ashton will focus on ScoreBig’s sales efforts and strategy in the live music industry.
Ashton comes to ScoreBig from Ticketmaster, where he served as Senior Director of Music Services, managing touring strategy and ancillary opportunities for hundreds of music tours. During his tenure, Ashton not only ran the sales and business development for Ticketmaster’s Music Services team, but also developed and executed strategic ticketing programs across some of the biggest concert tours in the world and served as a consultant for touring strategy and program implementation.
“Bill’s vast experience and unique skill sets within the world of music touring and ticketing will help further seed ScoreBig’s long-term solution to help performers, managers and promoters fill empty seats and bring back casual fans back to the live music experience without de-valuing their brands,” said Adam Kanner, CEO and Co-Founder of ScoreBig. “We are thrilled to have him as part of the team.”
A life-long music fan, Ashton has spent over 15 years working in all facets of the music industry, from venue buyer, promoter, producer, to artist manager and agent. He holds a BA from the University of Scranton, where he first began his career in music as Program Director of the school’s radio station.
ScoreBig is the newest place on the web to get great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events – at guaranteed savings of up to 60%. ScoreBig members pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters and never pay any fees. For its partners, ScoreBig is an entirely new value channel that creates a safe environment to move unsold ticket inventory in a way that doesn’t negatively impact their brand or cannibalize full-price sales. ScoreBig was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Los Angeles.
Michael Ari Braun
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