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Eventbrite appoints pioneer Dreskin to board

Eventbrite has appointed its music division president Andrew Dreskin, the Ticketfly and Ticketweb co-founder, to its board of directors.

Dreskin will continue in his current role, which he has held since the company’s acquisition of Ticketfly last year.

In 2008, he co-founded Ticketfly, a music-focused ticketing and technology company that was acquired by Pandora in 2015.

He also co-founded TicketWeb, the first company to sell event tickets online, which was acquired by Ticketmaster in 2000.

After the sale of TicketWeb, Dreskin went back to his concert promotion roots, spending a number of years producing large-scale music festivals on the east coast of the US, including the Virgin Mobile Festivals.

“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,” said Julia Hartz, co-founder and chief executive of Eventbrite.

“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.”



Earlier this week, it was announced that Eventbrite had joined forces with FanFair Alliance to support its anti-touting campaign in the UK.

The move follows the company’s integration with face value ticket resale platform Twickets in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Eventbrite, which claims to have processed $10bn in gross ticket sales since inception, powered millions of events in 180 countries and territories in 2017. It also acquired seven companies, including music ticketing powerhouses Ticketfly and Ticketscript.

It processed more than three million tickets per week in 2017, with the company partnering with around 2,000 independent live music venues and promoters in North America.

“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,” said 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.”