Brian Chladil is a music industry “lifer”, his reputation cast in events and artist management. To his friends and associates, he’s simply known as “Smash” – a nickname which has stuck since his roadie days. “When I was young,” he explains, “I had seven motorcycle accidents in one year. I didn’t break anything.”
Perhaps “Lucky” would be just as appropriate. One of Chladil’s ventures, Oztix, has become Australia’s largest independent ticketing business. In the last 15 years, Oztix has grown from an idea into one which shifts more than a million tickets each year. It started with four staff in Brisbane, and now it employs more than permanent staff 50 across Australia.