Global ticket marketplace Ticketmaster is expanding its services to Taiwan and Singapore through an acquisition and new office launch.
The latest expansion follows an announcement in December 2019 in which Ticketmaster stated it was successful in securing a place on the Sports Hub panel in Singapore, meaning it is one of three ticketing companies that in market promoters can select. Meanwhile, in Taiwan, the company has acquired Tixcraft, a leading music ticketing platform that works with the biggest promoters.
“By acquiring market leaders Tixcraft in Taiwan and launching in Singapore, we have established two great bases with talented teams to support the bourgeoning live entertainment scene in Asia. We are introducing greater levels of service and choice to event organisers across the region and can now provide fans with seamless access to our worldwide marketplace of events,” said Mark Yovich, president at Ticketmaster International.
Ticketmaster has appointed Chad Phillips as managing director of Ticketmaster Asia based in Singapore.
“Over recent years, the live entertainment industry across Asia has seen some immense growth and right now is the perfect time to welcome Ticketmaster to Taiwan and Singapore. I’m hugely excited to be joining the team and look forward to managing the rollout of the world’s most innovative ticketing marketplace,” Phillips said.
In the Taiwan office, KT Chiu will take up the position of managing director.
Chiu said, “By bringing its technology and service to Taiwan and tapping into the company’s huge global network, we will revolutionise the ticketing experience for fans, venues, sports clubs and event organisers in Taiwan.”