Eventbrite Names Lanny Baker As CFO, Various New Hires
This week, Eventbrite announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer, along with multiple new music hires. Lanny Baker is joining Eventbrite from Yelp and previously held positions at ZipReality and Monster Worldwide. He will succeed Randy Befumo, who has held a variety of executive roles at the... Read more
Ticket Insurance Company Protecht Appoints New Chief Product Officer
Protecht, an award-winning ticketing insurance company, has recently announced Beau Jeppesen as the company’s new chief product officer. In his role, Jeppesen will work with Protecht’s engineering and product teams to ensure continued innovation. He is one of the firm’s first employees since 2016 and previously held management positions... Read more
TickPick Announces $40 Million in Outside Investment
TickPick, a New York based secondary ticketing market with a core brand focusing on “no fee” ticketing, has announced a $40 million investment from PWP Growth Equity. The investment, the first since the company’s founding in 2011, will “power upcoming marketing and business development initiatives,” according to a... Read more
NHL Seattle Works To Stop Ticket Resale Ahead of Inaugural Season
Seattle’s NHL team isn’t going to hit the ice for two more years, but officials are already trying to stop people from reselling tickets. According to the Seattle Times, officials are planning on calling suspected brokers who have reserved season tickets to tell them that they can’t stockpile an... Read more
Sports Events 365 Becomes World’s First Hybrid Website For Sports, Music Events
Secondary ticketing site Sports Events 365 announced that it has become the first hybrid website for sports and music events in the world. Through a new interface, Sports Evens 365’s customers will receive immediate confirmation on 85 percent of the tickets on its site, rather than the current 50... Read more
Vivid Seats Launches New Rewards Program, Redesigned Mobile App
The secondary ticketing company Vivid Seats launched Vivid Seats Rewards today, a loyalty program that will allow fans to earn credit based on how much they buy on the site. Once fans sign into the Vivid Seats mobile app, which has been fully redesigned, they will be automatically enrolled... Read more
RateYourSeats.com Enhances Ticket Buying Experience With 3D Viewing
When fans buy tickets to a concert or sporting event online, they typically are blindly choosing their seats, with no regard to what their view will actually look like. RateYourSeats.com, a secondary ticketing site, aims to change the norm and improve the ticket buying experience with new fan-forward 360º... Read more
Ed Sheeran Breaks All-Time Record For Highest-Grossing Tour
Ed Sheeran, who has been named as one of the top artists of the 2010s, has officially broken the all-time record for the Highest Grossing Tour. His Divide Tour, in support of his third studio record of the same name, has played 246 shows across the globe since it... Read more
StubHub Rolls Out Apple Pay Feature As Accepted Form of Payment
StubHub will now accept Apple Pay for payment on both mobile browsers and iOS devices. Users in the U.S. can already use Apple Pay in the StubHub app for iOS and on the Safari browser for Mac; according to the secondary ticketing company, fans use Apple Pay in about... Read more
Cardinals Give Season Ticket Holders Electronic Tickets To Avoid Fraud
The Arizona Cardinals are taking action this season against ticket fraud by giving their season ticket holders electronic cards, rather than hard copies. With digital tickets, fans can sell and transfer tickets through the Cardinal’s app. Representatives for the team told 12 News that this way, they can prevent... Read more