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
Fans Can Now Buy Tickets On YouTube Through Eventbrite Integration
YouTube and Eventbrite teamed up to allow fans the ability to see nearby concerts and buy tickets directly from a music video page. While watching a music video on YouTube Official Artist Channels, fans will see a section below the video listing live performances, and with just a click,... Read more
Eventbrite Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach
A class action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Eventbrite over the massive data breach at subsidiary TIcketfly earlier this year, according to multiple outlets. The lawsuit, filed by Shanice Kloss in Cook County, alleges negligence on the company’s part, both before and after the breach, which saw... Read more
Eventbrite Pre-IPO Filings Show Losses Top $100M Since 2016
Eventbrite has made official its intention to go public and sell $200 million worth of shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), planning on trading under the “EB” handle, according to multiple reports. The company has also announced a new pricing model that will mean higher service fees,... Read more
Despite TicketFly Hack, Eventbrite Reportedly Moving Forward With IPO
Despite a highly public data security breach at subsidiary Ticketfly earlier this year, Eventbrite is reportedly planning to go forward with an Initial Public Offering later this year, according to several sources. The event planning and ticketing company powers ticketing for millions of events in over 180 countries and... Read more
Ticketfly Back Up Following Lengthy “Cyber Incident” Outage
Ticketfly.com is back up and appears to be fully operational, coming up over the weekend after spending over a week in the throes of what it refered to as a “Cyber Incident.” The incident was a hack of its systems that has been reported as effecting some 27 million... Read more
User Data of Millions Exposed in Ticketfly Hack; Investigation Continues
Systems are beginning to come back online for Eventbrite-owned Ticketfly after a “cyber incident” that reportedly may impact up to 26 million user accounts and caused major headaches for venues and consumers since it kicked off last week. Ticketfly.com is still down, as are large numbers of venue websites... Read more