Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. was established in 1976 and is the world’s largest ticket company, generating revenues of well over $1 billion annually. In 2008, the company acquired Front Line Management Group, world’s leading artist management company, and changed its name to Ticketmaster Entertainment to better reflect its evolution into a “live entertainment ticketing and marketing company.” Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is the parent company, and Ticketmaster is the operating business. Ticketmaster Entertainment is headquartered in West Hollywood, CA, and its stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol “TKTM.”

The company operates in 20 markets around the world, and not only provides primary ticket sales, it also offers secondary ticket sales through its own TicketExchange and TicketsNow subsidiary.

In addition, the company has marketing and distribution through its Web site, www.ticketmaster.com, an immensely popular e-commerce site, and it has about 6,700 retail outlets, and provides exclusive ticketing solutions and other services for more than 10,000 clients, including arenas, stadiums, professional and college sports teams, theaters and performing arts venues, among others. Ticketmaster sells more than 140 million tickets annually.

In 2009, the company lost its largest client, Live Nation, which struck out on its own to launch its own primary ticketing business.

It’s a frustrating process for many online shoppers; you’ve waited months in anticipation of a great concert or sports game, you’ve scoured the web for the best tickets at the best value, and you’ve finally found the deal that’s right for you. But once you click to accept the... Read more
It’s a frustrating process for many online shoppers; you’ve waited months in anticipation of a great concert or sports game, you’ve scoured the web for the best tickets at the best value, and you’ve finally found the deal that’s right for you. But once you click to accept the... Read more
New ticketing companies turn up heat on Ticketmaster in Toronto
Everyone knows that Ticketmaster has long been known as the Goliath of the primary ticketing industry, especially in the United States and Canada, but recent emerging companies such as TicketFly, TicketSwell, and Evenbrite have come to the table to grab a piece of the pie. These new companies often... Read more
Ticketmaster Accuses 21 of Fraudulent Ticket Buying
Summary by TicketNews Staff On Tuesday, April 30th, Ticketmaster filed a lawsuit at the United States district court in Los Angeles against Joseph Shalom and twenty of his associates for using specialized computer programs to circumvent online security systems and gain access to as many as 200,000 tickets before... Read more
Ticketmaster facing ticket scalping allegations
Ticketing giant Ticketmaster is facing new allegations that the company withheld tickets from the recent general on sale for a Nashville, TN Lady Gaga concert, only to list the tickets for sale with significant price mark-ups on secondary ticketing websites. According to an investigation by Nashville’s NewsChannel 5, five... Read more
Ticketmaster to power official ticket resale marketplace for UFC
PRESS RELEASE: “Ticketmaster to Power Official Ticket Resale Marketplace for Ultimate Fighting Championship®” Integrated Ticket Resale Solution Offers Security and Convenience for Fans Looking to Buy and Sell Event Tickets LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is partnering with Ticketmaster, a Live Nation... Read more
Orioles fans angry over lack of refund from Ticketmaster
Major league baseball fans that purchased tickets for Baltimore Orioles playoff games that were never played have openly complained about the lack of refunds for service charges from Ticketmaster. According to BaltimoreSportsReport.com, several Orioles postseason games were moved or cancelled – the Wild Card game was played in Texas,... Read more
Ticketmaster class-action settlement rejected
Former Ticketmaster customers who had signed onto a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster will have to wait a little while longer to receive their compensation, as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected a proposed settlement agreement between Ticketmaster and the class-action plaintiffs’ attorneys. The lawsuit alleges that Ticketmaster’s... Read more
Ticketmaster taking heat for paperless ticketing
Ticketmaster’s paperless ticketing policy for Radiohead’s upcoming concerts in Manchester and London, England is causing a stir among concert goers who are finding it nearly impossible to transfer their tickets. The paperless ticketing system, which was first implemented in England earlier in 2012 at the behest of concert organizers,... Read more
‘Paperless Ticketing’ class action suit filed against Ticketmaster, Live Nation
A recent class action lawsuit, filed September 10, 2012 in the United States District Court in New York, alleges that Live Nation and Ticketmaster violated New York state law by offering solely paperless ticketing. The suit, brought in relation to tickets purchased for a Swedish House Mafia event on... Read more