Costco to Offer AXS Tickets in New Arrangement
Everybody loves Costco. It’s an immutable fact of modern life. But will they add tickets to their bulk purchases? AXS hopes so. The AEG ticketing platform announced a partnership with the retail giant to sell tickets for AEG and other events, according to Dave Brooks in Billboard Magazine. Part of... Read more
Goldstar Announces Ticketing Integration With AXS
Pasadena, Calif. – Today, Goldstar, the live entertainment industry’s leader for event discovery and purchase, announces a full digital integration with primary ticketing system AXS. AXS is the latest to join Goldstar’s ever-growing list of major digital ticketing platform partners, which include: Eventbrite, Ticketmaster, Outbox, Tessitura Networks, Broadway Inbound/FIT... Read more
Tickets.com Partners With Minor League Baseball
New York — Tickets.com today announced a new long-term partnership with Minor League Baseball® (MiLB™), the governing body for all 160 affiliated professional baseball teams, making it the organization’s first-ever Official Ticketing Provider. Effective immediately, the long-term agreement furthers Tickets.com’s commitment to the Minor Leagues™ by providing fans with... Read more
Shady Dealings Scaring Away Mayweather-McGregor Sales?
by Erica LaCentra, Special to TicketNews There are a number of reasons why sales for the August 26th fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have slumped. Prices, even at face value, are astronomically high and purchase was limited to local pickup only, to name two (there are many... Read more
Fyre Festival Founder’s Attorney Calls it Quits
Things continue to go sideways for Billy McFarland after the headline-grabbing collapse of his Fyre Festival this spring. McFarland was the primary driving force (along with artist Ja Rule) for the disastrous “luxury” Fyre Festival music festival during the spring. After receiving millions of dollars in investments for the... Read more
Former NECO CEO Nissen Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case
Jason Nissen has entered a not guilty plea to federal wire fraud charges in New York. Nissen stands accused of running a $70 million Ponzi scheme with premium event tickets at its core while the CEO of the National Event Ticket Company (NECO), which has since entered bankruptcy proceedings.... Read more
R. Kelly Controversy Causes Concert Cancellations
R&B artist and rapper R. Kelly, most well-known for his 2002 hit, Ignition (Remix), has just cancelled at least three stops on his U.S. ‘After Party’ Tour with uncertainty about at least one more, according to billboard.com. The confirmed cancellations are shows at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans,... Read more
Finding the Sweet Spot of Relevance at Ticket Summit
Any industry conference is going to be a bit “inside” by its very nature. Registration is going to be full of people within a very specific marketplace, and a lot of them are going to know each other. Ticket Summit, which was held last month in Las Vegas, is... Read more
Will Patinkin Casting Row Cause “Great Comet” Flame-Out?
Already reeling following a disappointing night at the Tony Awards and the departure of star Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” took another major hit last week. Looking to goose sales of the flagging production, Broadway vet and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin was tapped... Read more
ShowClix Announces Investment from Providence Strategic Growth
PITTSBURGH, PA, July 31, 2017 — ShowClix, Inc., the leading cloud-based provider of full service event ticketing, today announced it has received a strategic investment by Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”), the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity, a global private equity firm with more than $50 billion in assets... Read more