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
Eventbrite Collabs With Google To Help Aussies Find Events Via ‘Search’
Eventbrite just announced a collaboration with Google which allows eventgoers in Australia to easily find nearby concerts and live experiences simply by using Google’s new “Events In Search” feature. Starting today, Australian residents can search for “events near me” on Google and a list of events, catered to the... Read more
Eventbrite Partners With Vivid Sydney Festival As Official Ticketing Partner
Global ticketing platform Eventbrite has been named the official ticketing partner of this year’s Vivid Sydney, Australia’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas. Vivid Sydney, which runs from May 24 to June 15, will include various program activities. Vivid Light, which includes an illumination of Sydney’s skyline from... Read more
Eventbrite Announces Expansion Into Asia With Launch in Singapore
The global ticketing platform Eventbrite announced today that it will expand throughout Asia, launching its first localised platform in Singapore. As part of the expansion, Eventbrite’s Melbourne office will be a hub for new Asia Pacific operations, run under APAC GM, Phil Silverstone. Additionally, a Singapore-based Country Manager will... Read more
Hawaii Moves To End Ticketmaster’s Exclusive Contracting Agreements
Hawaii natives have had enough of primary ticket sellers, exclusive contracts, and ticket hold backs; the state has now introduced legislation to prohibit it and put numerous consumer protections in place. If passed, the legislation would prohibit venues from entering into exclusive partnerships with ticket providers. These exclusive ticket contracts have been the disdain of performing... Read more
Ticketfly Founder Launches Blockchain-Powered Ticket Platform
The Ticketfly co-founder and former president of TicketWeb, Dan Teree, has launched a new ticketing platform, Big Neon, which he hopes to have powered by Tari blockchain technology in 2020. Teree departed from Ticketfly in 2013, two years before it was acquired by Pandora and then sold to Eventbrite.... Read more