“Ticketmaster Introduces Paperless Ticket(TM) Saving Time and Trees”
West Hollywood, CA (NEWSWIRE) May 13, 2008 –
— Ticketmaster is taking the next big leap in ticketing technology with Paperless Ticket(TM).
— Fans will no longer have to stand in line to pick up tickets at will call.
— Fans who ordered tickets can simply present venue door staff their credit card, along with a valid photo ID, and they’ll be given a receipt and granted immediate access.
— No tickets will ever exchange hands.
— Paperless Ticket(TM) only is available through Ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone.
— The entire process is quick, secure and simple.
— Paperless Ticket(TM) was unveiled for Tom Waits‘ new “Glitter and Doom” Tour on May 7, 2008.
“Ticketmaster continues to evolve the services we offer to our clients, artists and fans,” said David Goldberg, Ticketmaster’s executive vice president. “Paperless Ticket(TM) is the next big leap in that effort. It’s only fitting that we launch a program like this with an artist like Tom Waits who always looks to provide a great experience for his fans,” he continued. “With Paperless Ticket(TM) there is no waiting in will call lines. All it takes is a single swipe of a credit card at the door of the venue and a photo ID check by door staff that leads to a quick, secure, and simple way to experience live entertainment.”
“Paperless Ticket(TM) is a key next step for Ticketmaster along its innovation path,” said David Marcus, Ticketmaster’s senior vice president, Music. “Over the course of the next 12-18 months Ticketmaster will be installing Paperless Ticket(TM) capabilities at major venues across the United States, North America, and ultimately the globe.”
As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through http://www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 6,700 retail outlets; and 24 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 9,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2007, the company sold more than 142 million tickets valued at over $8.3 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).