Now What About Music?

As we have already expanded into the theatre and movie ticketing business, one wonders what exists for music entertainment. Luckily, we found just the app that you should download for all your concert needs! The best part- no ticketing fees.

The app, DICE is a mobile ticketing startup co-founded by Phil Hutcheon and digital product studio ustwo in London, the United Kingdom in 2014. The app lets users search for, browse and buy tickets to a variety of music gigs, concerts, and festivals. The app is able to be used for iOS and Android users.

The app is currently in use in a variety of cities, mostly in Europe, such as London, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Dublin. However, just recently, the app has expanded to the United States in September 2017. DICE can be used in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, as of now, and the app is planning to expand to more cities in both the United States and Europe.

DICE’s competitors are Ticketmaster and Seatwave. However, DICE stands out because it is the only app that doesn’t have ticket fees. Other services include the ability to return the tickets on the app, and the ability to add yourself to a waiting list. If someone releases their tickets, it goes to the next person on the list. The app offers recommendations for shows. Additionally, the company also does not participate in secondary ticketing. Financially, the app has raised a total of $9.8 million. The app also announced that “it has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Evolution Equity Partners.” It’s startup financial backers are Mustafa Suleyman and Demis Hassabis.

DICE is soon going to be in every major city in Europe and the United States, we are sure of it. So download the app now if you live where it is offered. If not, sit tight, for DICE is sure to shake things up! #bergineblogs #concertapps

LINKS: http://www.businessofapps.com/7-app-startups-transforming-ticketing/                                                                                                                                           http://musically.com/2017/09/29/mobile-ticketing-startup-dice-expands-us/

Author: Sarah Gordin

Sarah Gordin is from NJ and is a theatre major at Muhlenberg College (with concentrations in acting and directing). She is excited to be researching apps that will be changing the business of acting and tickets! This semester, she is performing in The Library, The Vagina Monologues, and Opera Workshop, along with having started a new student-run music ensemble called The Great American Songbook Project (G.A.S.P).

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