Ticketfly named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative”…again!

Posted by Andrew Dreskin, co-founder and CEO

What a way to start the week. I woke up yesterday to the news that Ticketfly was again named one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music by Fast Company. It’s a great honor, and incredibly gratifying to be recognized for the work we are doing.

This isn’t the first time we’ve made the list, but we are glad to be a repeat recipient of this award. I think this is a good illustration of how we continue to be on the leading edge of the live events industry.

2014 was an amazing year for us and 2015 is already off to a great start. Our roadmap is full of all kinds of innovative stuff that will continue to transform how event promoters and fans experience live events.

But innovation doesn’t just happen. This is a direct result of great ideas, superb execution, and lots of hard work from the entire Ticketfly team.

The live events industry is experiencing the most fundamental technology shift that I have seen in years. We are happy to be at the epicenter of some of this change. In the end, everyone wins. It’s a great time to be a promoter or fan of live events.

Thank you, Fast Company!

For Fast Company’s full line-up of most innovative music companies, including the likes of Next Big Sound, Sonos and Spotify, read the full article here.   


Betting the (Music) Farm on a new venue

Recently, our partner Music Farm opened up to industry publication Venues Today about what it took to get its newest Columbia, S.C.-based venue up and running — from traditional architecture (staging, lighting, plumbing, and a new fence, to name a few) to code-based architecture (like a new mobile-optimized website). The article gives much deserved recognition to Music Farm for its incredible year of growth, most recently marked by the grand opening of the 1,200 capacity venue this September.

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Longtime Ticketfly friend Seth Hurwitz profiled in Washingtonian magazine

In the world of live music, Seth Hurwitz is a living legend. As head of I.M.P Presents, he commands an empire of venues, festivals, and events across the Mid-Atlantic region including celebrated names like the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and the Preakness Stakes’ InfieldFest. He is widely known for his candor and creativity, making him an important voice in the live music industry since the early days of his career.

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TechCrunch Cribs Goes Backstage at Ticketfly

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Our CEO, Andrew Dreskin, recently gave TechCrunch an inside tour of Ticketfly’s rockin’ San Francisco headquarters. At Ticketfly, the music (and coffee) is always flowing. More importantly, so are the ideas! We get our inspiration from conference rooms modeled after iconic venues that are part of our history (from CBGB to The Louvre), our outdoor patio space (where we’ve been known to throw a party or two), and musical instruments that are never more than an arms-reach away.

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Ticketfly CEO Andrew Dreskin on Bloomberg West: The Future of Ticketing Technology

Ticketfly CEO and co-founder Andrew Dreskin returned to Bloomberg West‘s San Francisco studio yesterday to talk with Cory Johnson about tech innovations in the live events industry. When Dreskin visited their studio last summer, Johnson referred to Daft Punk as “pretty dope”, so Dreskin had to apologize that they’re not headlining any upcoming festivals.

Listen to Andrew’s answers about the potential for innovation in ticketing and event technologies, event mavens, our competition, and the approaching festival season:

Hot Off the Press: Recent Attention from Fortune, NY Times, & Billboard

People call us David to the Goliath of ticketing (the company that shall not be named). We’ve been mentioned all over the place as the leading technology provider to the live events industry. But what do elite media publications say about us?

Well, we’ve recently been featured in Fortune, New York Times, Billboard, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and the Denver Post, and all of them have a lot to say about our momentum in the live music sphere. Fortune’s Daniel Roberts discussed a much-anticipated battle against the ticketing monopoly, while the Times spoke with tech startup founders about strategy, including our CEO Andrew Dreskin.

All the recent press obviously makes us giddy, but check out the articles to see for yourself:

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Merry #FreeFest To All!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… leaves are changing, daylight is forfeiting time to the night, and Virgin Mobile FreeFest is THIS WEEKEND. If you were lucky enough to score free tickets, get ready– it’s time to prepare for a glorious weekend at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Saturday couldn’t come any sooner. Plenty of publications are also buzzing with anticipation for the festival: SPIN and The Washington Post laid out their MUST-SEE performances, The Baltimore Sun answered frequently asked questions, and The Washington City Paper dishes out festival and artist details in their Art Desk.

There are going to be lots of impressive acts on three different stages. Here’s just a few of the songs we can’t wait to hear at FreeFest:

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Ticketfly’s CEO Andrew Dreskin Talks about Fanbase and Festivals on Bloomberg TV

Our fearless CEO Andrew Dreskin swung by Bloomberg TV‘s San Francisco studio on Friday to talk about how technology is transforming the live events industry.

Check it out to hear what Andrew has to say about how Ticketfly’s new customer analytics suite Fanbase has changed the game in terms of promoting concerts, and about how his experience promoting the Virgin Mobile FreeFest has given him a view of the expanding music festival market in the United States: