“StubHub Announces Partnership with AOL Music”
San Francisco, CA (StubHub) June 25, 2009 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced apartnership with AOL Music, http://www.aolmusic.com, which will integrate StubHub’s Fan to Fan marketplace into AOL Music providing users with instant access to tickets. This collaboration expands on StubHub;s existing relationship with AOL, complementing an AOL FanHouse partnership announced in May.
With the new agreement, StubHub’s service is woven throughout AOL Music allowing fans to buy or sell concert tickets from almost every page of the site — this includes AOL’s Artist & Video pages, as well as AOL Music’s concert touring website, TourTracker, http://www.tourtracker.com. For the first time, users can also see up-to-the minute concert ticket price ranges on StubHub’s marketplace without ever leaving AOL Music.
“This integration is another great opportunity for StubHub to deepen its relationship with AOL and expand the reach of its services to millions of AOL Music users,” said Ray Elias, Director of Marketing for StubHub. “This gives fans a true interactive experience by providing easy access to tickets, pricing and tour information all within the framework of their favorite music content site.”
Since 2000, StubHub’s unique marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, has provided fans with the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and guaranteed environment. Since its establishment, StubHub has forged major partnerships in all realms of entertainment including sports, concerts and theater.
“Allowing our consumers to purchase tickets to sold-out shows through StubHub will significantly enhance our user experience,” said Bill Crandall, vice president of AOL Music. “StubHub’s vast selection and award-winning customer service make them a natural fit for AOL Music.”
About AOL Music
AOL Music, part of the AOL MediaGlow division, http://www.mediaglow.com, is the Internet’s most trafficked music site with more than 28.4 million unique visitors per month, according to May 2009 comScore Media Metrix data, providing music fans with unparallel access to artist videos, songs, photos, news and lyrics. AOL Music’s network of sites includes Spinner.com, TheBoot.com, TheBoombox.com, TourTracker.com, and NoiseCreep.com and it is home to some of the Web’s most popular original series including AOL Sessions and The Interface. AOL Music is part of AOL’s entertainment channels that include Moviefone, AOL Television, BlackVoices, Asylum, and Urlesque.
StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company’s unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company’s FanProtect Guarantee(TM). Company partners include the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with music artists like Madonna and Broadway shows such as Jersey Boys.
StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com
Gazelle Communications on behalf of StubHub
AOL Corporate Communications