Chicago's Jam Productions Joins Pandora-Ticketfly Platform
June 28, 2016 at 2:02 PM (PT)
PANDORA's TICKETFLY announced that CHICAGO's JAM PRODUCTIONS has joined the platform. TICKETFLY will be the exclusive ticketing provider for the RIVIERA THEATRE, the VIC THEATRE and PARK WEST -- plus select JAM events throughout the MIDWEST. The deal illustrates Ticketfly's successful and increasingly aggressive move upstream into larger venues and promoters. It also rounds out the company's national footprint: TICKETFLY now holds significant positions in NEW YORK, L.A. and, now, CHICAGO.
JAM PRODUCTIONS has been producing events in the greater CHICAGO area, the TWIN CITIES in MINNESOTA, and numerous markets around the country for more than 40 years. Run by music industry veterans JERRY MICKELSON and AMY GRANAT, JAM has worked with every top name in the music industry.
"If you told me 25 years ago when I was getting my start in this business that I would be working with JERRY and AMY one day, I wouldn't have believed it," said TICKETFLY co-founder/CEO ANDREW DRESKIN. "These guys are living legends and were part of that first wave of promoters that created the concert business as we know it today. We're honored that they've chosen to work with us, and are thrilled to welcome them to the TICKETFLY-PANDORA family."
Added MICKELSON: "TICKETFLY has always been one of the best technology partners in the business and now that they've joined PANDORA, they're able to offer something nobody else can. We've never been more excited about the potential to completely change the way we market and sell tickets to our events, and we're confident DRESKIN and his team are the ones to make it happen."
TICKETFLY already works with numerous leading CHICAGO venues such as REGGIES, THE HIDEOUT, SUBTERRANEAN and BEAT KITCHEN, and has a significant festival presence via longtime clients PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL and RIOT FEST.
TICKEFTLY has added BOWERY BALLROOM, MERCURY LOUNGE, MEMPHIS IN MAY, RPM PRESENTS and more to its client roster.
PANDORA COO SARA CLEMENS concludes: "Each new deal is further validation that bringing live and streaming music together under one roof is a win-win-win for fans, artists, and promoters. We're helping venues and promoters book the right talent, promote their events, and build their brand and audience — ultimately helping them to sell more tickets and make more fans happy."