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PRESS RELEASE: Ticketbud Offers Free Service To All Cancer Fundraisers
Insomniac Events, creators of the Electric Daisy Carnival, have announced their festival will return to New York City on May 17 and 18 at Citi Field. Last year's event was a major success with over 45,000 attending each day. Look for some of the biggest names in Electronic Dance Music to perform.
Michael Heys−Walsh, 21, and Emily Fraser, 23, both of Toronto, are being charged for fraud under $5,000 and uttering forged document after they used Kijiji to sell fake One Direction tickets.
The dominance of ticketing giant Ticketmaster was dealt a blow on Monday, November 12, 2012, with the official announcement that AEG and eBay, the owner of secondary ticketing titan StubHub, will be teaming up to sell tickets to AEG's more than 100 worldwide venues.
One of the world's premiere sports and entertainment presenters, AEG has spent the past several years adding high profile venues throughout the United States to its already impressive cache, as well as launching AXS Ticketing, its very own primary ticketing site for the venues under AEG's control. AXS Ticketing is currently the sole source for primary tickets for AEG owned venues such as London, England's O2 Arena, Kansas City, MO's Sprint Center, and the recently added Target Center of Minneapolis, MN. Los Angeles, CA's Staples Center is expected to make the transition to AXS Ticketing in early 2013.
PRESS RELEASE: "Tickets.com and Digonex put dynamic ticketing on centre stage at Rugby Expo: Pioneering UK partnership and examples from US sports franchises to form core of workshop at leading global rugby event"
Monday 5th November, 2012 — Following fantastic initial results with Championship football club Derby County and a growing list of positive case studies from the United States, Tickets.com and Digonex have confirmed they will be showcasing their combined expertise in the field of dynamic ticketing at Rugby Expo 2012.
PRESS RELEASE: "P!nk fans embrace Ticketek's mobile platform"
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Fans have embraced the Ticketek mobile site, with traffic reaching an unprecedented 178,811 visitors in a single day when P!nk concerts went on sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 17, a record number of visitors to the site.
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, prevents individuals who purchase tickets to an event from transferring the tickets to others. With regard to the upcoming Radiohead concert dates, ticket buyers were instructed that they would only be able to pick up their tickets from the concert venue with the credit card that originally made the purchase and an additional form of identification.
PRESS RELEASE: "Ticketek announces support for Apple's Passbook"
SYDNEY, Australia, September 20, 2012 — Ticketek, Australia's leading ticketing service provider, announced today its support for Passbook, which will allow customers to organise their mobile tickets in one convenient place on their iPhone or iPod touch. Ticketek is one of the first companies worldwide to integrate with Passbook, and starting today Ticketek's mobile tickets will have the option to "Add to Passbook."
After operating in the United Kingdom for a mere six months, StubHub has already managed to score a hat trick — signing deals with three of England's football clubs to serve as their official ticket resale site.
The UK maintains strict laws over the resale of tickets to football matches. Until recently, season ticketholders were not allowed to resell tickets to matches they were unable to attend. This made it nearly impossible for fans who were not season ticket holders or who had been unable to snag single game tickets when they went on sale to attend games. However, recent changes in the law have opened up the realm of ticket resale.