James Southgate Music Management
What does Devilskin, Blacklistt and The Feelers have in common? They are all artists currently managed by music industry veteran James Southgate, who has discovered and signed some of New Zealand’s most exciting musical talent including Anika Moa, Fur Patrol and Shihad.
Southgate chose Eventfinda as his ticketing provider of choice in 2010 and has been loyal to the platform ever since. “When I left Warner Music as managing director and got into band management, I came across Eventfinda through a friend of mine who was working there, an ex-Warner employee from the US – we haven’t looked back.”
Promoting bands is as much about generating awareness of events, as selling tickets, and Southgate says Eventfinda delivers on both aspects.
“Their service is great – the platform itself is always being developed and if you ever have an idea for something that could help you with your business the team listen and follow through.”
“One of the best features is the ticket scanning technology. It’s so quick and much better than any other scanner I’ve used previously. The fact that you can tell exactly what’s going on at front door as it’s happening – how many people have arrived at the event, how many promo tickets been redeemed - helps us make the most of the night in terms of ticket sales.”
“On the marketing side, Eventfinda’s newsletter and the additional channels for profiling and marketing add real value to getting the word out there – their database is getting stronger and stronger.”
“The thing that sets Eventfinda apart from other ticketing agencies is that they always want to work their very hardest for you the client, they are prepared to give support wherever they can, to help you as the promoter sell more tickets.”