Created in collaboration with charity Music Venue Trust (MVT) and with input from local venues, TicketWeb Backline is specifically designed to empower independent venues and promoters.
TicketWeb Backline will act as a client portal, giving small venues (max capacity 1,500) and promoters control and a complete solution to sell tickets through their own bespoke platforms directly to fans. Services will include end-to-end management, event day functionality, PRS reporting, social integration, mobile capabilities, integrated marketing and more.
Sam Isles, Managing Director of TicketWeb, said: “At TicketWeb, maintaining a thriving grassroots music industry is at the heart of what we do. With venues finding it harder than ever to stay afloat, we see it as our duty to do whatever we can to make life easier for them. Working in partnership with Music Venue Trust has given us first hand insight into the needs and concerns of venues and promoters, and we are confident that TicketWeb Backline will help solve these issues and support venues, promoters and artists across the UK.”
Mark Davyd, CEO of Music Venue Trust, added: “Venues Day brings together the UK’s industry leaders, experts and music lovers to champion and protect the nation’s grassroots live music. Collaborating with TicketWeb has meant both parties have been able to draw on each others’ expertise to offer relevant solutions for small venues. It is a challenging time in our industry, and building our community through partnerships such as this one is vital for our success.”
Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries Justine Simons, said: “Grassroots music venues are the lifeblood of the capital’s music scene and the place where new talent is discovered. We must do all we can to ensure they continue to thrive, which is why the Music Venues Day 2016 is so important. The Mayor has made the unprecedented step of making culture a core priority and we will be working with the Music Venues Trust, boroughs, venues and organisations across the night time industry to say loud and clear that London is open for live music. We will also soon appoint London’s first-ever Night Czar who will boost our campaign to establish London as a successful 24-hour city.”
As the UK’s leading ticketing provider for independent live music and clubs since 1999, TicketWeb is actively involved and invested in the success of the country’s music business. Always looking for new ways to help facilitate conversation and collaboration within the community, TicketWeb was the headline sponsor for Venues Day 2016.