Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
Hawaii Moves To End Ticketmaster’s Exclusive Contracting Agreements
Hawaii natives have had enough of primary ticket sellers, exclusive contracts, and ticket hold backs; the state has now introduced legislation to prohibit it and put numerous consumer protections in place. If passed, the legislation would prohibit venues from entering into exclusive partnerships with ticket providers. These exclusive ticket contracts have been the disdain of performing... Read more
Live Nation Acquires ONE Production, Expands Presence In Singapore
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia, which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been... Read more
Poker Pro Sentenced To Prison For Super Bowl, World Cup Ticket Scam
A California poker pro, who pled guilty to running a ticket scheme and scamming investors out of more than $6 million in Super Bowl and World Cup tickets, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday. The 47-year-old from Aliso Viejo, Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli, ran a ticket... Read more
TEG Restructures For New Era of Ticketing, Technology
TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company, has announced a management restructure to meet the challenges of a new era for TEG’s ticketing and technology operations. Under the changes, the ticketing, technology, Client Services, e-commerce, marketing and product innovation teams will be unified into a... Read more
Investors Push For eBay To Cut Ties With StubHub, Focus On Marketplace
A pair of investors, who hold a large stake in eBay, urged the company to either sell or spin-off StubHub and its classifieds unit in order to shift focus onto its Marketplace. New York investors Elliot Management Corp. and Starboard Value LP called on eBay to cut ties with... Read more
Seat Scouts Hit With $4.5M Judgement in Broker Genius Trial
A New York jury found in favor of Broker Genius in its case against Seat Scouts on Wednesday, with Judge Sydney H. Stein ordering that Drew Gainor and Seat Scouts LLC must continue to refrain from making their Command Center product available to the market, following a preliminary injunction... Read more
Live Nation Entertainment Elects Maverick Carter to Board of Directors
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced the election of Maverick Carter to its Board of Directors. With a wealth of experience across the business, marketing, entertainment, and media sectors, Carter has become an important figure in the sports and talent landscape. As LeBron James’ longtime business manager, Carter... Read more
Ticketmaster, Live Nation Battle Against Consumer Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster was revealed earlier this week after a customer accused the ticketing giant of intentional fraud and over-charging consumers. The lawsuit was filed by customer Allen Lee in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, brought by barristers Steve Berman and... Read more
TicketNetwork, Patch Launch Hyper-Local “Patch Tickets” Platform
TicketNetwork and Patch.com announced an agreement Thursday that will bring event tickets to the hyper-local news operation’s users in their various communities. The collaboration, which kicks off just as the peak ticket-purchasing period of the year kicks off, is branded as Patch Tickets, and will connect users to tickets... Read more