Eventbrite’s Hartz Among Hundreds of CEOs to Sign Gun Control Letter
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) co-founder and CEO Julie Hartz was among the hundreds of CEOs to sign a letter addressed to members of the senate asking a bill be passed requiring background checks on all gun sales and a red flag law allowing courts to issue protection orders in emergency... Read more
Former TicketFly Exec, Eventbrite VP Moves to Prism.fm
Tom Ewald, the ticketing veteran known for his experience at Ticketfly and Eventbrite, has moved to the promoter software startup Prism.fm. Ewald first joined Ticketfly in 2009 after working for Ticketmaster and Ticketweb. He was one of the company’s first employees and oversaw sales before it was purchased by... Read more
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
Roxodus Festival Abruptly Cancelled, Eventbrite Will Issue Refunds
Roxodus, a rock festival slated to take place in Ontario this week, was abruptly called off over the weekend due to months of bad weather. The inagural event was set to take place from July 11 to 14 at Edenvale Airport. However, over the weekend, promoters MF Live said... Read more
Securities Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Eventbrite
The news from Eventbrite’s (NYSE: EB) recent stock woes continues to pile up, as another class action lawsuit has been filed against the company over the rapid decrease in value that shareholders have seen in recent weeks. The lawsuit, filed by Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP, alleges that “Eventbrite... Read more
FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop Schedule Announced
Coming less than two weeks away on June 11, the FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop – “That’s the Ticket” – will feature three panel discussions and a keynote, according to the schedule the organization released this week detailing the day’s discussions. A who’s who of industry professionals and economic... Read more
Andrew Dreskin Transitioning to Advisory Role at Eventbrite
Andrew Dreskin, the co-founder of TicketFly, is stepping down as president of Eventbrite Music but will continue to act as a consultant for the company, according to Billboard. The move comes two years after Ticketfly’s acquisition by Eventbrite from Pandora, and follows in the wake of major stock price... Read more
Eventbrite Continues Asian Expansion With Launch In Hong Kong
The global ticketing platform Eventbrite has announced its launch in Hong Kong with a slew of new features to help empower local event creators. The localised platform, eventbrite.hk, is one of the first in Asia that will include an integration that allows event-goers to purchase tickets directly through Facebook... Read more
Eventbrite Targeted by Class Action Lawsuits After Huge Stock Drop
After a poor first quarter earnings report after business hours on May 1, Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) saw share prices plummet by 30%, precipitating a trio of class action lawsuits announced on Monday afternoon. The complaints were filed by The Schall Law Firm of California, Vincent Wong, Esq. of New... Read more
Pandora Reveals Partnership With Ticketmaster Following Eventbrite Integration
The popular streaming service Pandora has announced its new partnership with ticketing giant Ticketmaster, proving to be very similar to its integration with Eventbrite last year. “In our ongoing effort to provide a comprehensive and seamless artist marketing experience, Pandora has partnered with Ticketmaster to transform live event promotion,”... Read more