Steve Machin

Throughout his career, Steve has focused on products and services that use new technology to enhance how consumers and providers can connect through live entertainment. Following senior corporate roles at Ticketmaster Europe and Live Nation, Steve has worked in the independent sector as an entrepreneur and co-founder of a number of businesses – ranging from data analysis of what was a nascent secondary ticketing market, to a live event streaming company that brought the category of “Event Cinema” to the mass-market across Europe.

More recently, Steve has moved towards an infrastructure approach to the ticket sector. To that end, Steve is working on the next phase of ticketing technology made possible by using blockchain. Before that, in 2012, Steve founded Accent Media and successfully applied to the internet regulator, ICANN, to operate a high-integrity domain name registry for the ticketing sector under the .tickets top level domain.

Steve speaks about technology and live entertainment at conferences worldwide including the International Live Music Conference where he chairs the New Technology Committee.

He is ILMC’s tech guru and a regular host of the annual new tech sessions.