LIVE NATION Entertainment-owned Ticketmaster is expanding further into the region with the acquisition of Tixcraft in Taiwan and the launch of Ticketmaster Singapore.
Founded in 2014, Tixcraft is the country’s leading music ticketing platform, working with local promoters such as Live Nation Taiwan, B’in and iMe Taiwan.
Tixcraft MD KT Chiu will remain at the company and serve as MD for the newly named Ticketmaster Taiwan.
“By acquiring market leaders in Taiwan and launching in Singapore, we have established two great bases with talented teams to support the burgeoning live entertainment scene in South-East Asia,” says Ticketmaster International president Mark Yovich.
In Singapore, Chad Phillips, former MD for APACTix has been appointed to the newly created role of MD at Ticketmaster Asia..The news follows the December 2019 announcement that Ticketmaster was successful in securing a place on the Sports Hub panel in Singapore, which means it is one of three ticketing companies authorisd to work with the complex.
Sports Hub incorporating the National Stadium (cap. 55,000), the 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium, a 3,000-capacity arena and other facilities.
Live Nation also has offices in China, Japan, South korea Thailand Australia and New Zealand.