Eventbrite Hires Seasoned Industry Veterans in Nightlife and Dance to Drive Continued Momentum in Music


  • Senthil Chidambaram, Founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut
  • Barak Schurr, Founder of Wantickets.com and Nightclub Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Diego Carlin, CEO of Wantickets.com

27 July 2016, London: – Eventbrite, the world’s largest event technology platform which powers two million events around the globe each year, today announced three prominent hires from the dance and nightlife industry in the US: Barak Schurr, Diego Carlin, and Senthil Chidambaram. The strategic hires come on the heels of an expanding roster of high-profile customer wins (Ministry of Sound, WOMAD, Boomtown, Margin Walker Presents, PopGun Presents’ Elsewhere and Lincoln Hall/Schubas) and as the company continues on its path to bring innovative solutions to the global music industry.

We’re thrilled to further our commitment within the dance music market and extend our proven success in dance music festivals to nightclubs and venues,” said Greg Patterson, Director of Music & Live Events at Eventbrite. “Barak, Diego, and Senthil share Eventbrite’s passion for live experiences and an aligned interest in helping nightclubs and venues run their event business as smoothly as possible. We look forward to marrying their deep industry knowledge with our global leadership in event technology to better serve this important and fast-growing part of the music ecosystem.”

Years ago we saw an untapped opportunity in Eventbrite to partner with a different kind of ticketing company that would help us take our events to the next level,” said Donnie Estopinal, Founder of Disco Donnie Presents, which produces more than 1,000 dance music shows and festivals across the globe each year. “Eventbrite has proven themselves as a reliable long-term partner that consistently innovates to keep our community happy and it’s no surprise that they were able to attract such strong industry talent.”

Barak Schurr, founder and president of Wantickets.com
Schurr, an Official Nightclub Hall of Fame inductee, spent the last fifteen-plus years building Wantickets.com into a category leader in nightlife and dance. At Eventbrite, he will lead a team focused on meeting the complex needs of marquee nightclub and venue customers.

Diego Carlin, CEO of Wantickets.com
A former record label executive, Carlin played an integral role in creating the brand and voice for Wantickets.com, helping to drive the company’s growth trajectory.

Senthil Chidambaram, founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut
Under Chidambaram’s leadership, Dancing Astronaut became the leading web-based dance music publication in the United States. He will bring his personal passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the evolving dance music terrain to the Eventbrite team.

A proven leader in innovation, Eventbrite has spent a decade building best-in-class technology solutions to meet the complex needs of a variety of customers. The company recently acquired the industry-leading Queue technology platform, which was built by music event producers, promoters, and talent buyers to save time and improve collaboration across venues. Eventbrite will soon begin rolling out Queue by Eventbrite, an all-in-one venue management solution that will streamline the workflow and increase efficiency around holds, confirmed shows, and event milestones.

To learn more about Eventbrite for music events, check out www.eventbrite.co.uk/l/music.

About Eventbrite:
Eventbrite is the leading global event technology platform. The company has processed over $5 billion in gross ticket sales since inception and powers more than 2 million events around the world each year. Built with a focus on reliability and scale, the platform serves hundreds of thousands of event organisers. In the UK these include Boomtown, Showmasters, Telegraph Events, The Guardian, WOMAD music festival and many more. Organisers use Eventbrite to help boost ticket sales, promote and manage events, and analyse results across multiple sales channels: web, mobile, point-of-sale, and a growing distribution platform. Tens of millions of consumers also use Eventbrite every year to discover a variety of live experiences and get tickets on a safe, easy-to-use platform – from photography classes and obstacle runs to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of people. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company has a team presence in 8 countries including the UK and processes tickets in 180 countries. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.co.uk

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