As Eventbrite Sunsets Ticketfly, Ticketfly's Cofounder Starts a Competitor

Now that Eventbrite has snapped up Ticketfly with plans to primarily sundown the platform, a brand new competitor is arising.

Ticketfly counder Dan Teree is launching a brand new ticketing platform with blockchain expertise at its coronary heart.

Teree shaped Ticketfly with Andrew Dreskin again in 2008.  He left the corporate in 2013, simply two years earlier than Pandora acquired it in a deal value $355 million.  Two years later, Pandora offered the ticketing service to Eventbrite for $184 million.

Eventbrite introduced final month that it will be sunsetting the Ticketfly model in favor the brand new Eventbrite Music platform. The new platform was constructed utilizing Ticketfly’s expertise and partnerships with streaming corporations like YouTube, Spotify, and Songkick.

Teree’s new platform known as Big Neon, and he goals to have it powered by the Tari blockchain protocol by 2020.

Teree launched the Tari protocol earlier this 12 months with cryptocurrency pioneer Riccardo Spagni. In an interview with Billboard, Teree stated now’s the time for a ticketing firm constructed utilizing digital belongings.

Right now, Big Neon is a mobile-only ticket resolution for common admission occasions.  Teree says the platform will likely be open supply and can permit promoters to construct reveals and examine ticket counts.  Teree posits that Big Neon might change the longer term ticketing by controlling each main and secondary ticket gross sales.

In the Big Neon system, rightsholders will be capable to set guidelines about how the tickets are offered, and those self same guidelines have to be adopted every time the ticket is resold.

No matter what number of occasions the ticket modifications arms, the rightsholder will generate income.  The Tari protocol can be being examined for different digital belongings like digital objects in video video games and rewards factors for loyalty packages.

Blisspop Productions and Public Works have been two early adopters Ticketfly, and so they’re onboard for Big Neon, too. The firm has two fices in Oakland and one in Nashville, whereas the cryptocurrency facet issues is being developed in Johannesburg, South Africa.