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Recently an article on ticket scalping appeared in The Bulletin, a newspaper in Oregon that was not particularly remarkable in any way, but did highlight through its predictable reporting the lack of understanding, and sometimes pure deficient journalism on this subject.
When concerts are sold out minutes after going on sale, primary ticket sellers like Ticketmaster and artists themselves have been quick to point the finger at the secondary ticket market for buying the best tickets and pricing them above face value.
Country sweetheart Kacey Musgraves has announced that she will hit the road in the fall on her first headlining tour. The Same Tour Different Trailer outing will kick off in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sept. 25 and will run through mid-October.
Folk-country rockers John and Jacob will join Musgraves on the 10-stop tour, which will wrap up in Savannah, Georgia on October 19.
Rock band O.A.R. has announced several shows for this fall, a series called The Rockville LP Tour. The tour is set to begin November 14 and ranges through November 29.
Singer Cee Lo Green had planned to make his first trip to Israel to perform in Jerusalem August 19, however this show has now been called off. Israeli show promoter Carmi D.
Dave Brooks, long-time journalist and live entertainment industry writer, is launching Amplify, a new media project covering the live entertainment industry.
Pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer released their first full-length, self-titled album with a bang, topping the Billboard albums chart in its first week.
After attending this year’s Ticket Summit and NATB’s World Ticket Conference, I am inclined to address a question that many brokers posed to me:
“Why is the term ““Point of Sale”” (POS) thrown around so loosely today?”