Upriise Announces SuperFan Contest:
Campaign Against Ticket Scalping
Santa Monica, CA (June 22, 2015) – Do you love going to concerts but hate buying tickets, or can’t afford the outrageous prices scalpers charge? Upriise is coming to your rescue. This summer, we’ll be looking for real fans who love music and will be rewarding deserving fans with free tickets to the concert of their choice. We’ll be awarding tickets every week this summer through Labor Day and concluding with a Grand Prize of two VIP Experiences.
To enter, fans post videos on Instagram or Twitter with #SuperFanContest or enter at upriise.com/contest telling us how much music means to them, or who their favorite artist is, and why. If we find their video and like it, we’re giving them free tickets.
The SuperFan Contest marks the beginning of Upriise’s public campaign to educate fans about unfair ticketing practices and the problems associated with widespread ticket scalping. Upriise will be launching a new marketplace that will give fans a better way to buy concert tickets, with no ticket scalping, and no-hassle refunds.
“In today’s environment where scalping is now a multi-billion dollar industry, everyday music fans are being placed at the back of the ticketing line,” said Tim Ryan, Upriise President and Co-Founder. “That’s bad for fans, but also bad for the future of music. Enduring businesses don’t mistreat their most important customers. In live music, the most important customer is the fan – not scalpers who monopolize ticket inventory and gouge fans on secondary markets. It’s time to tip the balance and set things right. That’s what Upriise is all about.”
The SuperFan Contest weekly giveaway runs through September 7 with a Grand Prize winner being announced September 18. The Grand Prize winner will be selected based on fan votes and will win two VIP Experiences to the concert of his or her choice.
Upriise is a centralized marketplace for the purchase and delivery of concert tickets via a mobile app. Upriise gives music fans an easier way to get tickets to any concert, anywhere, and always at face value. Upriise gives ticket sellers an additional channel to efficiently sell tickets directly to fans, with less risk that tickets will be illegally resold, or “scalped.”
Upriise is changing the concert industry for fans. For good.
For additional information, visit upriise.com.