PRESS RELEASE: “Ticketmaster app for iPhone released in UK”
LONDON – (01 June 2012) – Ticketmaster UK, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) company, today announced the successful launch of the free Ticketmaster UK iPhone® app.
iPhone users can use the free Ticketmaster app to discover events, browse event details and purchase tickets from the most comprehensive database of live entertainment events in the UK. As an extension of Ticketmaster.co.uk the app allows users to log into their MyTicketmaster account for a seamless purchasing experience*.
The Ticketmaster app for iPhone scans users’ iTunes music library to understand music preferences and users can choose to have the iPhone’s built-in location services activated to automatically recommend relevant upcoming local events. Fans can further personalise the recommended shows by using more than 40 preset filters.
The app also offers deep social media connections, allowing fans to easily Tweet and Facebook® during the discovery phase, after purchasing tickets and even access artists concert set lists, helping to extend the fun and excitement beyond the event itself. Users will also be able to receive notifications and alerts about the events that interest them direct to their phone, including information on last minute ticket availability.
Chris Edmonds, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK, said: “We are delighted to be bringing our Ticketmaster app for iPhone to the UK market. It’s great news for our clients and consumers. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the experience of our consumers and this new free app is the perfect way for fans to access Ticketmaster and purchase their tickets through their iPhone. The functionality and seamless integration with Ticketmaster.co.uk and users’ MyTicketmaster accounts delivers a fantastic consumer experience.”
Consumers can download the app direct to their iPhone from the Apple store now at: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ticketmaster-uk/id523775368?mt=8
With operations spanning 19 countries, Ticketmaster is the world leader in event ticketing and ranks among the top five eCommerce sites globally. Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
CONTACT: Jon Wiffen, PR Manager Ticketmaster UK: (Jon.Wiffen@ticketmaster.co.uk and +44 20 7344 4000)
Notes to the Editor
*The app allows users to search and browse events in Northern Ireland but currently purchase is possible only through a ‘click to call’ function for Northern Irish events.
Ticketmaster UK Splash page URL: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ticketmaster_app
Link to download iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ticketmaster-uk/id523775368?mt=8