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The Music Fandom Ecosystem With Avenged Sevenfold’s Matt Sanders and Ticketmaster’s David Marcus

This week’s episode of “Gen C” features Ticketmaster EVP of Global Music David Marcus and Avenged Sevenfold Lead Singer Matt Sanders to discuss tokenized ticket experiences, deepening fan relationships and building infra for artists.

June 6, 2023

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Avenged Sevenfold won MTV’s best new artist award in 2006, has released eight studio albums, counts millions of monthly fans on Spotify, has been nominated for Grammy awards and are some of the most forward thinking mainstream musicians in Web3. Avenged worked with Ticketmaster to tokengate their ticket-buying experience and are helping to build tooling for any artist to directly connect and leverage fan relationships with NFTs. Ticketmaster itself has tokenized experiences from The Super Bowl to Imagine Dragons and continues to build rails for artists to plug into to enable digital collectibles for live events. David Marcus from Ticketmaster and Matt Sanders from Avenged Sevenfold join Avery and Sam to discuss fandom and live events in a Web3 world.

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"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong and Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.