Two individuals at the center of hacking allegations in a recent lawsuit filed by Songkick have left Ticketmaster.
Officials with the company have confirmed to Billboard that Zeeshan Zaidi, senior vp and general manager of its OnTour fan club ticketing platform, is no longer working at Ticketmaster. Neither is Stephen Mead, director of client relations & artist services at Ticketmaster since 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Mead worked at CrowdSurge, a company Songkick acquired in June 2015. Zaidi did not respond to a request for comment and Mead couldn't immediately be reached.
Both men were named earlier this year in Songkick's ongoing lawsuit with Ticketmaster alleging antitrust violations, anticompetitive behavior and intentional interference. In February, Songkick filed an amended complaint in U.S. District Court in California alleging that Mead used old logins, passwords and knowledge of Crowdsurge to access their computer systems and view confidential information. Mead allegedly funneled that information to Zaidi, who was hired to improve Ticketmaster's Artist Services division.