SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Members of the Eventbrite management team presented yesterday at FlyCon, the Company’s annual client event that brings together the nation’s top independent venue owners, promoters, marketers, box office managers and talent buyers. Hosted this year in Denver, Colorado, the two day event features industry insights and perspectives and product announcements.
Andrew Dreskin, Eventbrite’s outgoing President of its music division, together with Andy Donner, Eventbrite’s current Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Development who will be leading Eventbrite’s music team on an interim basis, opened the conference with a keynote address, and Eventbrite’s co-founder and CEO, Julia Hartz, hosted a fireside chat with some of Eventbrite’s music clients.
The programming showcases all of the ways Eventbrite can help independent live music entrepreneurs supercharge their promotions, grow their businesses, streamline their operations and deliver exceptional experiences for fans and artists alike. Management discussed the following highlights:
- The team at Eventbrite has made substantial progress in launching new features and functionality to enable a smooth transition for Ticketfly creators moving to the Eventbrite Music platform. For the first half of 2019, Eventbrite is on track to release twice as many essential features for Eventbrite Music as it did in the first half of 2018.
- The Company’s goal is that on October 1, 2019 all music tickets will be sold on the Eventbrite platform.
- The majority of music clients have already migrated from Ticketfly to Eventbrite and the Company expects most of the remaining migrations to happen over the summer.
- For creators who listed events in May 2018 on Ticketfly and in May 2019 on Eventbrite Music, those creators sold more tickets on Eventbrite Music for May 2019 than they sold on Ticketfly for May 2018.
- In terms of migration pace, from January 2019 through May 2019, clients have been moving over to Eventbrite Music at a rate of about 20 migrations per week.
- In the last 12 months, over 16 million unique buyers purchased tickets to an event on the Eventbrite platform that was categorized as a music event by the event’s creator and in a concert format.
- In April 2019, almost 8 million unique users accessed eventbrite.com through the web - this number does not include users who accessed Eventbrite through the Company’s iOS or Android apps, the Company’s native checkout feature or integrations with third party partners.
Eventbrite 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.