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Brown Paper Tickets Leads "Ticketing for the People" Movement with Release of New Services - Takes Next Step in Fair-Ticketing Revolution

Seattle - Brown Paper Tickets has officially launched a new suite of ticketing services along with the most extensive update to its website interface in ten years. New tools give individual event producers unprecedented control and power over how their events are ticketed. This release places Brown Paper Tickets at the leading edge of the movement to democratize the ticketing industry and offer customers a rational and transparent fee structure.

Event producers can now automate last-minute ticket discounts, post events to Facebook with one click, and sell virtually anywhere around the globe through a wide variety of payment and currency options. All new services are offered free-of-charge to event producers, in addition to an already extensive choice of ticketing service options, including 24/7 call centers staffed by real people and customizable physical tickets and seating charts.

New mobile ticketing options mean that tickets are no longer chained to individual buyers. With the Transfer-to-a-Friend feature, concert and event goers can send tickets to friends via smart phone. No more waiting outside venues for stragglers to show up, or leaving complicated instructions at will-call. The website also offers customers a built-in resale network to sell purchased tickets right from the main event page.

"We are ticket buyers. We are event producers," said Brown Paper Tickets CEO Steve Butcher. "We imagined the perfect system for ourselves, then built and shared it with the rest of the world. We're changing the ticketing industry for good. The amazing response we've had so far inspires us to keep innovating and evolving."

Brown Paper Tickets already offers one of the most extensive ticketing packages available, with all essential and most add-on services completely free of charge to event producers. Visitors to the website can browse through thousands of events across the globe and find tickets to just about any kind of eventfrom roller derby bouts to business association galas, comedy clubs to charity fund-raisers, cooking classes to rock concerts.

Founded ten years ago in Seattle, Brown Paper Tickets is now the fifth largest primary ticket seller in the United States.i With a unique, people-driven approach to ticketing, the company has achieved 200% growth in ticket sales each year, with more than 25,000 event producers ticketing 250,000+ events.

Known as a champion of the people, Brown Paper Tickets strives to change the world, one ticket at a time. Founder William Scott Jordan created the company as a response to frustration with the exorbitant fees and lack of empathy for ticket buyers in the industry ten years ago. Brown Paper Tickets adheres to the Not-Just-For-Profit business model. By giving more and taking less, the company is able to turn event producers and ticket-buyers, even employees and vendors, into a community.



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