Eventbrite Powers the Independents With Next-Generation Music Solution
San Francisco, CA, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global ticketing and event technology platform, today announced Eventbrite Music, the company’s new solution created specifically for independent music venues, promoters, and festivals to power their ticketing, streamline their business operations, and distribute their tickets to a massive audience.
Built atop the Eventbrite platform, Eventbrite Music brings together the world-class expertise and functionality of multiple platforms following the acquisitions of Ticketfly and ticketscript last year. The new solution which is live today in North America and Australia, leverages the strength and reliability of a platform that powered 3 million events around the world in 2017 while delivering specifically upon the nuanced needs of live music venues and promoters. Eventbrite Music is backed by a dedicated team of the industry’s top music experts, who together with promoters, festivals, and more than 1,000 venues, make up a tight-knit independent live music community.
“Over the years the core needs of a concert promoter haven’t changed: They need to reduce friction in their day-to-day operations, promote profitable shows, sometimes hundreds of them a year, and deliver a great experience for artists and fans,” said Andrew Dreskin, President of Eventbrite’s music division. “The amount of thought and work we’ve put into addressing these needs has been a herculean effort. I’ve been doing this a long time and I can say with conviction that Eventbrite Music is the best piece of ticketing software that I’ve ever worked on. We’re excited to put this solution into the hands of independent promoters around the world and help to continue to fuel a thriving independent music ecosystem.”
Purpose-built for music venues, promoters and festivals, the benefits of Eventbrite Music include:
-- Enhanced marketing and distribution capabilities: Eventbrite Music connects promoters with more fans and grows their live audience through strategic partnerships with more than 50 distribution partner sites, including YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, and Songkick. -- Better checkout experience: Every ticket sale counts and Eventbrite’s technology flexes to ensure that every online ticket purchase, whether it’s on mobile or desktop, is as seamless as possible. Eventbrite Music enables venues to either embed a checkout into their website, or take advantage of the easy two-step purchase flow within rich music discovery environments like Facebook, Instagram, and Bandsintown. -- Mobile-first technology, across the board: The entire Eventbrite Music solution is built for mobile, including easy access to real-time show data, highly customizable reserved seating functionality with mobile-optimized purchase flow for fans, and the Eventbrite Organizer app that turns every smartphone into a mobile box office. -- The best team in the business: Created for promoters by promoters, Eventbrite Music is supported by a music-obsessed team of industry vets in addition to a more than 300-person tech team that is continuously innovating to ensure the success of clients around the world.
“Marketing and ticketing are synonymous in my mind and Eventbrite Music is a huge help for independent venues like us,” said Jordan Olels, Marketing and Ticketing Manager for Neumos and Capitol Hill Block Party. “Not only does it save time in the set up of our ticketing but we can easily see which distribution channels are moving tickets, whether it’s Facebook, Spotify, Songkick, or something else. We’ve definitely seen an uptick in ticket sales since switching to Eventbrite.”
To learn more about Eventbrite Music, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/l/music/.
About EventbriteEventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform that provides creators of events of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live experiences around the world. Eventbrite’s powerful platform, which can be accessed online or via mobile apps, scales from basic registration and ticketing to a fully featured event management platform. Customers include Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Wanderlust, in addition to top venues and promoters that include Bowery Ballroom, the Brooklyn Bowl, and The Troubadour. Eventbrite was founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz, and Renaud Visage and launched operations in 2006. The company has more than 1,000 employees in 14 offices around the world. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.