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In an effort to make event tickets more affordable, TicketNetwork.com will not charge service fees on any ticket priced $5 or less. In addition, the ZeroUnder5 initiative waives delivery fees for e-tickets in this price range.
A new app called Pogoseat allows fans the chance to view open seats and purchase an upgrade in real time during games. The app allows teams to control the pricing and instantly considers a number of factors, including quality of opponent, current score, and time remaining in the game.
TicketNews®' top events rankings for the week ending November 25, 2012, remained relatively similar compared to those from the previous week. While there were some shake ups in position, there were only two newcomers.
Concert industry giant Live Nation has already risen to the top of the music industry through their control over both concert promotion and ticket sales. On November 20, 2012, the company took a step toward dominating the internet as well with the launch of Live Nation's new website.
The website revamping was undertaken to increase site visits, and was spearheaded by Live Nation Labs co-founder/LiveNation.com GM Eric Garland, the former head of BigChampagne, a media tracking and tech company that was acquired by Live Nation in 2011. The revamp was focused on adding new elements to the site including social media links and mobile applications.
TicketNews®' exclusive top venues rankings saw quite the shake up for the week ending November 18, 2012. Consistent frontrunner the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, home of "The Book of Mormon," fell to its lowest position in months coming in at No. 8. This fall has opened the door to a whole new group at the top of the venues rankings.
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 tickets for the concert were found for sale at above face value prices on secondary ticketing site StubHub. NewsChannel 5 traced the source of those tickets back to Ticketmaster's parent company Live Nation, with the tickets designated for "Live Nation executives" in internal documents.
After slipping to the second position late October, "The Book of Mormon" is back on top of TicketNews®' top events ranking list for the second consecutive week.
The week ending November 11, 2012 saw some highly anticipated tours surge into the top three.