TicketNews’s weekly top events for 7/28/08 – 8/03/08 are in, and the rankings show that So You Think You Can Dance? has pirouetted to the top of the charts. Taking a cue from similar reality television show American Idol (minus the singing, but with better dancing), contestants from So... Read more
Only five seasons removed from making consecutive NBA Finals appearances, the New Jersey Nets have begun a transition to a new era in the franchise’s history. During last season, the team traded the face of the franchise in Jason Kidd to the Dallas Mavericks at the trading deadline. Now... Read more
With a plan that includes aggressive expansion into the secondary and international markets, and $35 million in cost-cutting moves, Ticketmaster believes it has positioned itself to weather the loss of Live Nation’s business in 2009. During an analyst conference call this week, Ticketmaster elaborated on some of its thinking... Read more
“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus made her solo debut with the release of “Breakout” on Disney’s Hollywood Records. The album marks her biggest sales debut and has sold more than 372,000 units. “Breakout” is the third debut at No. 1 for the 15-year-old teen idol. In fall 2006, the... Read more
“KROENKE SPORTS ENTERPRISES TO MOVE TICKETING OPERATIONS FOR PEPSI CENTER, DENVER NUGGETS AND COLORADO AVALANCHE TO VERITIX IN 2009” Denver, CO (Veritix) July 30, 2008 – Kroenke Sports Enterprises announced today that it has extended its long-term partnership with Cleveland-based Veritix, the sports and entertainment industry’s leader in digital... Read more
Exhibitors were front and center at the 2008 edition of Ticket Summit at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. From new ticket web sites to customer service and fraud protection, companies were able to network and gain information about other aspects of the ticketing industry. “It was... Read more
“TicketNetwork Direct Partners with Orbitz to Distribute Event Tickets” Vernon, CT (TicketNetwork) July 25, 2008 – TicketNetwork, a leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, today announced that Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) has partnered with TicketNetwork Direct to provide Orbitz customers with the option to buy tickets to events... Read more
TicketNews’ top-selling events rankings for the week of July 21 released today show the Eagles perched atop the Top Combined Events and Top Concert Events charts for the first time. Promoting their album “Long Road Out of Eden,” the Eagles are number one with a 4.54 power score, slightly... Read more
“LIANA FARNHAM NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, CONCERT MARKETING, MSG ENTERTAINMENT” New York, NY (MSG Entertainment) July 28, 2008 – MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announced today that Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, where she will oversee the marketing of all concerts, family shows and attractions in New York,... Read more