StubHub Appoints Dan Jones As Vice President of International
StubHub revealed that Dan Jones, the former Senior Vice President at Ancestry, will fill the role as Vice President of International. Jones will be based in Madrid and oversee EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. In his previous role at the genealogy website, he also served as General... Read more
StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
Promoter Accused of Running With Money From Cancelled Toby Keith Show
A benefit concert for veterans was slated to take place in Illinois earlier this month starring Toby Keith, but the gig was abruptly cancelled after the promoter ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at Boomers... 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
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
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