Brown Paper Tickets Becomes Largest Seller of Burlesque Tickets in North America

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Ticket fees decrease while Burlesque Hall of Fame donations predicted to increase as result of GlitterTix friendly acquisition by North America’s leading ticket seller for burlesque events.

Burlesque classes and festivals are now in 78% of US states. Brown Paper Tickets has created a new fund for the Burlesque Hall of Fame and the largest online Burlesque Event Finder in North America.

“Every ticket buyer notices when they are hit with a hidden credit card charge or a higher ticketing fee. It is easy to create ... joy by producing a great event and giving your fans the best deal possible, while making a donation to their favorite cause.

Brown Paper Tickets, the socially-conscious leader for online event registration and ticketing, has acquired GlitterTix, a Sebastopol, California-based ticketing provider specializing in burlesque events. The friendly acquisition has resulted in a lower ticketing fee for burlesque classes, festivals and events, and an online template for event organizers to include a donation to a new Burlesque Hall of Fame Fund with every ticket sold, at http://community.brownpapertickets.com/burlesquehalloffame.

“GlitterTix service fees were among the lowest in the ticketing industry, but with Brown Paper Tickets, attendees of burlesque events will see ticketing fees go down, while donations to the Burlesque Hall of Fame increase,” said Will Longfellow, founder of GlitterTix.“There are always at least 200 burlesque events selling tickets through Brown Paper Tickets at any point in time. Since they already ticket a majority of the events in the burlesque industry, I realized that this transition would raise a lot more money for the Burlesque Hall of Fame.”

Brown Paper Tickets sells more tickets to burlesque events than any other service in North America, assisting more than 900 burlesque organizers annually to earn more than $3 million in ticket revenue. A new burlesque website featuring resources for event organizers, including an inspirational video called “Burlesque Love” and the most complete list of burlesque events in North America can be found at https://community.brownpapertickets.com/burlesque.

"The Burlesque Hall of Fame is immensely grateful for the support we get from the burlesque community," said executive director Dustin M. Wax. “This new partnership with Brown Paper Tickets offers an opportunity for more event organizers around the world to support our efforts to preserve the legacy of burlesque with every show."

Brown Paper Tickets became a favorite for event registration and ticketing for nonprofits and artists in all performance genres as the first to sell tickets online at no cost to organizers, first to offer live, 24/7 customer service and the lowest, most transparent ticketing fee for ticket buyers, while donating 5 percent of its profits to charities chosen by ticket buyers.

“If you treat your fans like gold, they will love you, and if you do that consistently, they will be loyal,” said Jimmy Berg, burlesque event specialist for Brown Paper Tickets. “Every ticket buyer notices when they are hit with a hidden credit card charge or a higher ticketing fee. It is easy to create customer joy by producing a great event and giving your fans the best deal possible, while making a donation to their favorite cause.”

Brown Paper Tickets’ technology innovations include SMS text Transfer-to-a-Friend™ as a replacement for staffing will call, an anti-scalping suite, assigned seating, a venue-finder as an aid in booking tours, plus industry-standard social media and reporting tools designed to sell out events and cultivate loyal fans. Other complimentary services include curated media lists, counsel on event promotion, social media outreach, regular burlesque blog posts, and a library of digital primers on event promotion and production.

As a result of the GlitterTix acquisition, the burlesque industry’s largest, longest-running and most prestigious event, the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, June 4-7, 2015, will offer tickets at a lower ticketing fee while collecting donations to the Burlesque Hall of Fame with every ticket sold, through Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information, go to http://bhofweekend.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’d like high-resolution photos or to interview Jimmy Berg, burlesque specialist for Brown Paper Tickets, Will Longfellow, founder of Glitter Tix, or Dustin M. Wax, Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, either via phone or in-studio, call Barb Morgen at 206.898.8411.

About Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com): Brown Paper Tickets is a socially-conscious global leader in online ticketing and event registration services, helping people in 68 countries to plan, promote and sell out events. As a social innovator, the company donates five percent to charities with every ticket sold, supports a team of full-time community advocates, called “Doers,” offers 24/7 phone support and more free services than any company in the ticketing industry, and still charges a ticketing fee than is lower than competitors. To learn more about the world’s only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company, visit http://community.brownpapertickets.com/press/.

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