Live events are broken.

Corruption. Bribery. Extortion. Fraud. 

While these may sound like charges against some nascent crime syndicate, they’re actually just a few of the many charges levied against the primary players in the colossal $23 billion dollar juggernaut known as the live entertainment industry.

Just take a look at some of these recent headlines…
FTC fines 3 companies for scalping 150K+ tickets
FTC fines 3 companies for scalping 150K+ tickets

Companies use thousands of fake IP addresses and credit cards

Ticketmaster fined $10M for hacking competitor
Ticketmaster fined $10M for hacking competitor

Steals Songkick's confidential data– promotes the thief

Ticketmaster caught colluding with scalpers
Ticketmaster caught colluding with scalpers

Undercover investigation reveals secret scalping racket run by Ticketmaster itself

Eventim makes millions off cancelled events
Eventim makes millions off cancelled events

Keeps "service fees" from all cancelled shows

Live Nation reduces Artist payments
Live Nation reduces Artist payments

Uses the global pandemic to decrease Artist guarantees

Sofar Sounds sued by DOJ for using free labor
Sofar Sounds sued by DOJ for using free labor

Reaches $460K settlement for not paying "ambassadors"

Justice Dept. sues Live Nation for bullying venues– again
Justice Dept. sues Live Nation for bullying venues– again

Pressures venues to use Ticketmaster– violating a 2010 settlement

Congress investigates "high, hidden fees" & "troubling practices"
Congress investigates "high, hidden fees" & "troubling practices"

Launches probe into Live Nation, Stubhub, AEG & others

Live Nation admits to secretly upselling tickets on other sites
Live Nation admits to secretly upselling tickets on other sites

Works with Artists to scalp tens of thousands of tickets on sites like Stubhub

Ticketmaster fined $4.5M for misleading ticket prices
Ticketmaster fined $4.5M for misleading ticket prices

Adds hidden fees that were 20-65% of ticket price

Sofar Sounds raises $30M, pays musicians $100
Sofar Sounds raises $30M, pays musicians $100

Richard Branson backed company built on business model that barely pays musicians

Ticketmaster settles $400M class action suit
Ticketmaster settles $400M class action suit

Secretly used "processing fees" to maximize profit

How did this happen?

Industry consolidation. Mono/duopolistic power dynamics. Lax government oversight. As the great Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski said, there's "a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's."

Translation? It's complicated.*

One thing is quite clear– the live entertainment industry is long overdue for some fundamental changes. First principle stuff.

To that end, we’re working with respected independent agencies and venues across North America and the UK to create a new paradigm for live events.

Together, we're rethinking long-standing "industry standards" to envision something new. Something built on transparency, relationship, diversity, and community. Something that uses technology to help, not harm. Something that benefits independent artists, venues, and fans– not Wall St. billionaires.

Are you ready for a change? We are too.

Our people

Building a company from the ground up is sorta crazy– especially when you're trying to take the road less traveled. These are the people who have made it possible– we're curious, we're caring, we're weird, we're global.
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