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Andrew Dreskin joins Eventbrite board

The Ticketfly/TicketWeb founder, who joined Eventbrite last year as president of music, is a "great addition" to its executive team, says CEO Julia Hartz

By IQ on 08 Feb 2018

Andrew Dreskin, Eventbrite director

Eventbrite president of music, and now director, Andrew Dreskin


Ticketfly founder Andrew Dreskin, now Eventbrite’s head of music, has been appointed to the Eventbrite board of directors.

Dreskin has more than 25 years’ experience in the live music industry, founding TicketWeb (sold to Ticketmaster in 2000), promoting several major festivals, including the Virgin Mobile Festivals on the US east coast, and establishing Ticketfly in 2008. The company was sold music streaming service Pandora in 2015, and last year was acquired by Eventbrite, with Dreskin becoming president of music.

“Andrew’s deep roots in both music and ticketing have already made him a great addition to our executive team, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the board of directors,” says Eventbrite CEO and co-founder Julia Hartz. “His appointment further demonstrates our commitment to live music, and accelerates our efforts to address the unique challenges faced by independent promoters and venues today.”

“Andrew’s appointment further demonstrates our commitment to live music”

“It’s an honour to be appointed to Eventbrite’s board of directors. Eventbrite is a fantastic company with great leadership, and a strong board,” adds Dreskin.

“Not only am I excited to be leading Eventbrite’s music division, which is a large and important part of our business, but also to be part of the team guiding the future of the company.”

Eventbrite, headquartered in San Francisco but with local operations globally, is the world’s largest ticketing platform by number of organisers and events, having processed more than three million tickets per week in 2017.

It this week became the latest ticketing company to sign the FanFair Alliance declaration against online ticket touting.

 


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