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September 30, 2010 08:00 ET

The NBN Summit Selects Eventbrite to Rock Out Annual Music Conference and Festival

Eventbrite Experiences 230 Percent YoY Growth in Gross Ticket Sales (GTS) Amongst Music Industry Events

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  Music lovers across the country are hitting up Eventbrite-powered concerts and festivals in droves this fall, including the NBN Summit taking place September 29th - October 2nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

As the fastest growing event ticketing and social commerce company, Eventbrite focuses on making lives easier for event organizers and attendees by providing a service that leverages technology and social media to make ticket selling and buying simple and delightful. The company has witnessed a 230 percent YoY growth in gross ticket sales (GTS) in the music vertical alone.

"Eventbrite has been a phenomenal ticketing partner for us. Their platform is top notch, bar none, and they have the people power and expertise to back-up the technology prowess," said Jason Moon Wilkins, founder, Next BIG Nashville. "They'll definitely be a force to reckon with in the music ticketing space."

The NBN Summit showcases the future of music by featuring artists from the world of rock, pop, hip hop, indie and roots performing throughout the city. This is accompanied by informative industry panels and speakers, discussions and demonstrations featuring key players and innovators dedicated to the creative, business and legal aspects of digital music.

After using an assortment of mostly local ticketing partners in the past, with nearly 15,000 people attending the festival and an additional 1000+ going to the conference portion, the NBN Summit team decided that it was time for an upgrade. They selected Eventbrite because of its unparalleled social integration, the ability to very easily manage the entire system and process internally amongst their own staff, and the seamless user experience it created for event attendees.

"The combined success, knowledge and experience of the NBN Summit team creates one of the most cutting edge and valuable music and digital media events taking place today," said Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite. "We're thrilled to be a part of making it a reality."

Eventbrite's Director of Marketing, Tamara Mendelsohn, will join other industry notables on a panel discussion today at 1:40pm, "Meeting the Fans Where They Are: Ticketing in the New Music Business," looking at how startups are challenging not only the entrenched giants in the field, but their whole way of doing business.

The NBN Summit is just one example of the thousands of awesome music events Eventbrite is helping make a success. Other upcoming highlights include:

About Eventbrite
Eventbrite is the world's largest, fastest growing event ticketing and social commerce company. We empower anyone to host successful live experiences of any type or size by providing an easy way to manage, promote and sell out the event. Eventbrite brings together transactions with social interactions to allow events to live, flourish and take flight anywhere online. Eventbrite is the engine for a new generation of live experiences. Eventbrite is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital. For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com.

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