2014 was a banner year for Ticketfly and our partners across the U.S. and Canada. Only five years after selling our first ticket in 2009, we reached $1 billion in cumulative gross sales—$500 million of which was sold in 2014 alone. Everywhere you look around here, arrows are pointing up. Gross sales were up 42% over last year. We processed 16 million tickets and ticketed 90,000 events.
Of course, none of this growth would be possible without our incredible partners—the Ticketfly family of venues and promoters who continue to offer the very best live event experiences to their fans. In 2014, we welcomed more top venues and promoters into the Ticketfly family, including Central Park SummerStage, Forest Hills Stadium, Yoshi’s, & Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in the United States, and Atomique Productions, West End Cultural Centre, and Blue Skies Turn Black in Canada. In all, Ticketfly added more than 400 new clients in 2014. Combined, they’re expected to sell 4.1 million tickets per year.
We also invested heavily in mobile product innovation: We acquired WillCall—a concert discovery, ticketing, and in-venue commerce mobile app that includes features like Bar Tab, which lets fans open tabs on their phones with a single swipe as they enter the venue, and close out at the end of the night by simply walking out the door. We increased our mobile arsenal for promoters with the launch of Ticketfly Pulse, the first product of its kind to give promoters real-time event information like ticket counts, gross, and scan counts, all on their phones.
We’re incredibly excited about our success in 2014, but we’re really focused on what’s ahead. Just this morning we announced that we’re acquiring Northern Tickets, the in-house ticketing provider of The MRG Group, which owns, operates, and manages premier music venues and events across Canada. Our list of new partners through this acquisition includes some of the most storied venues and events in the country—like the gorgeous Vogue Theatre in Vancouver—and firmly establishes Ticketfly as the go-to choice for independent venues and promoters in Canada.
We’re passionate about reimagining live events and 2015 is on track to be our most groundbreaking year yet as we continue to develop our technology platform to create integrated and frictionless experiences for promoters and fans. Hold on to your
Check out the full infographic below for stats about our incredible year.