CMA Action Against Viagogo Halted After Website Changes
Viagogo appears to be out of hot water with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the United Kingdom, at least for the time being. The government agency announced Thursday that the resale marketplace had “addressed its outstanding concerns” about how it presented information to consumers, causing it to... Read more
Vivid Seats Reportedly Among Potential StubHub Suitors
Vivid Seats LLC is reportedly among the interested parties as eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) considers spinning off leading ticket resale marketplace StubHub, according to numerous outlets. Bloomberg says that Silver Lake and KKR & Co. are also among those considering a bid, and that bids could range as high as $3... Read more
Paciolan Announces Contactless Ticketing with Google Pay
Paciolan, the leading ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution provider for college athletics, has announced that fans will be able to use Google Pay to simply “Tap and Go” to enter fall 2019 football games at participating universities. The first schools to offer contactless ticketing with Google Pay will include... Read more
Ed Sheeran in Hot Water Over Resale Restrictions Harming Fans
Fans are fuming at pop star Ed Sheeran, claiming that restrictions placed against open resale of tickets to his performances have caused them serious financial losses, according to multiple outlets. Dates for Sheeran’s tour, which just closed after 260 shows, have been the scene for numerous battles over ticket... Read more
Ticket Summit 2020 Heads to Park MGM on July 7-9th
South Windsor, CT – August 29, 2019 – Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professions, today announced its 2020 dates and location. Park MGM Las Vegas will play host to the best minds in the business, with the event scheduled from July... Read more
Sens Blumenthol, Klobuchar Urge DOJ Inquiry into Live Nation
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthol (D-CT) are urging the Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the live entertainment industry in a letter to Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. Their request is based upon reports that Ticketmaster and its parent... Read more
SeatGeek Partners With Arrive To Help Reduce Traffic, Event Parking Issues
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced a partnership with Arrive, the powered parking company, to help ease traffic at live events. Eventgoers will now have the ability to find and purchase parking ahead of an event to help them reach their seats on time and alleviate massive amounts of... Read more
NFL Hires Jay-Z’s Roc Nation As Its ‘Live Music Entertainment Strategist’
The National Football League needs a little help with its image; last year, nearly dozens of people declined to perform at the once-iconic but now infamous Superbowl Halftime show. Now, the league has recruited hip-hop artist Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation to consult with live music and social justice. According... Read more
Dionne Warwick Proves She Still Has Vocals With ‘A Night of Class’
Dionne Warwick, the iconic R&B/pop singer known for her work from the 60’s through early 2000’s, is on the road this summer for “A Night of Class.” The six-time Grammy Award-winner visited the Stifel Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri this past weekend. While fans may have expected her to... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more