Eventbrite Lays Off 45 Percent Of Workforce Amid Pandemic
Ticketing platform Eventbrite announced to its staff this week that it is laying off 45% of the company during the coronavirus pandemic, which includes many employees from its music division, Billboard reports. While coronavirus causes massive revenue cuts across the music industry, ticketing sites are doing whatever they can... Read more
Eventbrite Pushes For Investor Suit To Be Dismissed
Eventbrite asked a Californian court to dismiss a lawsuit from investors who claim they were misled by the company, citing thet the plaintiffs failed to identify any false or misleading statements to support their claim. A handful of Eventbrite investors claimed that the Ticketfly integration was challenging, which is... Read more
Eventbrite Clients Express Anger Over Friday Outage
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) saw a lengthy outage in service on Friday, impacting many clients and their ability to sell tickets, according to multiple outlets. The outage was caused by a malfunction of a feed that populates events on sale in the Eventbrite system to individual venue websites, according to... Read more
Ticketfly Events Move To Eventbrite Amid Company’s Dismissal
As Ticketfly diminishes, its events will still be up-for-grabs, but now, they’ll be available on the parent company Eventbrite. The Ticketfly brand, which was sold to Eventbrite in 2017 from Pandora, is slowly diminishing. By this fall, the app will be gone, leaving fans wondering about events they were... Read more
Fans Fume After Capitol Theater Switches From Ticketfly To Ticketmaster
UPDATE (as of September 25): An Eventbrite spokesperson commented on the news, noting that “as a longstanding client of Ticketfly, we wish the Capitol Theatre all the best for the future.” “We’re proud to work with over 1,000 of the best independent music venues—both GA and reserved seating—across the... 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
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 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