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K-Pop: Fad or Forever?

Shawntay Nelson, TicketNews

K-pop (Korean pop): Reportedly all the new craze, is so new in fact, that most of us have never heard of it, yet so sought-after by its loyal fan base that it’s taking nation(s) by storm. This new genre mixes music elements such as Pop (of course), electronic, rock, metal, and mostly hip-hop and R&B.

Growing Number of Fans Buying Tickets to Overseas Events

By TicketNews Staff

Thousands of people travel abroad each month to attend the biggest events around the globe. World renowned music festivals, classic match-ups in the world of soccer, major league sports finals, and rare performances by music legends are among the events drawing the most international pull.

Behind The Veil of All-In-Pricing

By Wes Brodsky, CEO & Co-Founder of Contender.com

Earlier this year Stubhub made a pivot in the way consumers are presented fees when using their service to purchase tickets. Under the previous model, interested buyers were provided the seller’s list price, and then calculated fees & shipping fees were tacked on at the checkout.

Hours Long Traffic Jam Prevents Customers from Attending Concert

By Rachel Fogg, TicketNews

A number of customers experienced a concert nightmare last Saturday, July 19, in Auburn, WA. They had bought tickets for the Journey and Steve Miller Band concert at White River Amphitheatre, but can’t be called concert-goers because they never got to attend. They missed out on the show because they were stuck in a, for some, 5 hour long traffic jam outside of the Live Nation operated venue.

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.

World Cup Fever Hits the Ticket Industry

By Brian Salant, SuperIngressos

It is Game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees and all of America is yearning for a ticket to the game. Fans want to stand by their city – bask in the highs and lows, the glory of each home run and strikeout, and even the pain of a heartbreaking loss.

Don Omar, Nas to Headline Soulfrito Festival

By Judy Cantor-Navas, Billboard.com

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Lou Reed Was More Influential Than You Realized

By Jessica Prois, HuffingtonPost.com

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New ticketing companies turn up heat on Ticketmaster in Toronto

By Ben Rayner, Pop Music Critic, thestar.com

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 co

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