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International Arrests Made in $1.6M StubHub Fraud Case

By Rachel Fogg, TicketNews

In a press conference Wednesday, July 23, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced that seven members of an international cybercrime ring have been arrested for their involvement in ticket selling fraud on StubHub (NASDAQ:EBAY). These men laundered more than 1.6 milion dollars after hacking into 1,600 customer accounts.

Stubhub Announces Customer Accounts Hacked, Long-term Fraud Investigation

By Rachel Fogg, TicketNews

Over 1,000 StubHub (NASDAQ:EBAY) customer accounts were hacked by cyber thieves, who fraudulently bought tickets on the website with stolen financial information.

Billy Joel to Receive Gershwin Prize Amidst New York City Concert Series

By Rachel Fogg, TicketNews

The Library of Congress has announced that it will be awarding Billy Joel its honorable Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be joining an elite group of musicians who have won the award since its creation in 2007: Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, the songwriting duo of Burch Bacharach and Hal David, and Carole King.

Garth Brooks Announces World Tour and New Album

By Elizabeth Milton, TicketNews

Country music superstar Garth Brooks has announced an upcoming world tour in conjunction with a new album release. Brooks announced the upcoming tour will kick off on Sept. 4 just outside of Chicago, a market he has not played in 17 years.

Shark Tank’s Daymond John Highlights Final Day of Ticket Summit®

Brittany Harmon

Today marked the final day of Ticket Summit®, the leading trade show and conference for live entertainment professionals, which was held at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas over the past three days.

Successful Day Two at Ticket Summit® in Las Vegas

Brittany Harmon

Ticket Summit® concludes another successful day of networking, panels, and live entertainment discussions at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. After breakfast in the Ironwood Ballroom, Thursday’s schedule began with “Ticketing Bundles and Distribution,” featuring industry experts from GrouponLive, LivingSocial, and ScoreBig.

Ticket Summit® Kicks Off First Day of Conference in Las Vegas with a Welcome from Former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

By Elizabeth Milton, TicketNews

Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, has wrapped up the first day of this year’s conference. The day began with a warm welcome to Las Vegas from former mayor Oscar B. Goodman. Immediately following the welcome address, panel sessions Rev Up Your SEO, Sports & Venues, and an Introduction to the USMTG took place.

Ticket Summit: Record Attendance Expected!

Dillon Nachbar, TicketNews

Ticket Summit, the foremost tradeshow for the event industry, is about to kick off in Las Vegas on July 16th. Attendees can enjoy the glamour of Las Vegas while attending the conference in the luxurious ARIA Resort and Casino. The first Ticket Summit occurred in 2006 with one goal in mind: Bring the entire event supply chain together.

Ticket Summit® to Hold a Trade Show at this Year’s Conference

By Elizabeth Milton, TicketNews

Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, will kick off in Las Vegas next week with three days of panel sessions, speeches from industry insiders, and networking events. The conference will be held at ARIA Resort & Casino July 16-18.

StubHub Announces Lower Rates for Ticket Sellers and Higher Prices for Fans

By Elizabeth Milton, TicketNews

Following a recent announcement that the company will lay off 100 of their 700 employees, StubHub (NASDAQ: EBAY) has confirmed that starting on July 15, it will reduce the seller fee for all NHL, NBA, NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball events from 15% to 10%, while raising fees for customers.

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