Barak Schurr is the Founder & President of Wantickets, North America’s leading nightlife & dance music ticketing company. A savvy business and relationship driven entrepreneur, Barak has been involved in all facets of the entertainment industry. From visionary to marketing maverick, his involvement started as a budding musician turned online impresario into the late 90’s.
Arriving in Hollywood in the early 1990’s, Barak carved out a place in nightclubs as a professional and touring lead guitarist. Seeing a change in music and a shift with technology, he embraced electronic music production & DJ’ing to the fullest. Inspired by his new passion, he launched Wantickets in 1999 as hub dedicated to promoting & selling tickets to the Los Angeles club scene. Within a few years, Barak expanded the brand to New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Canada.
Schurr’s relentless drive and success to promote nightlife as a whole, digitally, caught the attention of the entertainment industry. Joining the Track Entertainment group (whose holdings include: clubplanet, cooljunkie, nochelatina, newyears.com) as a Senior Partner & President, The Wantickets brand continued to explode as a category leader in dance.
In late 2010, Barak led a private investment group in purchasing Wantickets (WT) back from Track Entertainment, and carving out an expansion plan for the brand. In the last three years, WT has become the best-in-breed company for nightlife & dance music ticketing, with well over a million monthly eager music fans. Powered by fans for fans, Wantickets encapsulates the dream of Barak to provide a true voice for the industry. Today, WT provides content, ticketing, and news globally as the category leader.
About Wantickets –
Wantickets is the leading online nightlife & electronic music ticketing company in North America. Our web & mobile solutions reach well north of 1 Million unique visitors on a monthly basis. In 2011, Wantickets joined the River North network of marketing agencies, which is based in Chicago, Illinois. Wantickets has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Montreal, and Miami.
Wantickets provides ticketing services for a variety of events; ranging from nightclubs, standing room venues, concerts and festivals, to conventions and trade shows. Through our live events, online & mobile nightlife ticketing and exclusive partnerships, Wantickets has positioned itself as one of the leading gateways to the trendsetter marketplace. Powering EDM events since 1999, Wantickets prides itself on having a personal connection with its audience’s unique nightlife tastes. Built by fans for fans…