If an iron throne existed for the independent ticketing sector in these parts, Oztix would now be the rightful owner.

With Live Nation/Ticketmaster snapping up Moshtix in February, Oztix takes the mantle as Australia’s No. 1 independent ticketing company, with a range of clients that includes Good Things festival, venues ALH Group, The Triffid, Prince Bandroom, The Cambridge Hotel, the Sydney International Art Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and many others. The business tickets more than 1,000 events each month, a figure that’s climbing.

Oztix will sit on that indie throne for years to come, enthuses founder and director Stuart Field, who has positioned his company for growth with a raft of new appointments, including general manager Steve Tassone and national operations manager Jim Cunningham, and the acquisition of PleezPay, the event technology platform which handles ticketing and fundraising services for event organisers and charities in the sports and general admission spaces.

It’s good to be the King.

TIO caught up with Field for a glimpse inside Oztix, the billion-dollar live market and life at the top of the independent ticketing world.