“Accertify Receives Funding from Intel Capital” Santa Clara, CA (Accertify) – June 3, 2008 Accertify™, a provider of fraud prevention solutions to online retailers, announced today that it has received funding from Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization. Accertify, based in Chicago, IL, will use the funds to expand... Read more
The red hot Jonas Brothers have signed their first-ever book deal with Disney Book Group, which will publish an exclusive behind-the-scenes book from the chart-topping band. The book, to be published under the Disney-Hyperion Books imprint and designed to capitalize on the trio’s growing popularity, will be out this... Read more
“SEATWAVE APPOINTS VAN DER WAL AS CFO AND KEY MEMBER OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT TEAM” London, England (Seatwave) — June 2, 2008 Seatwave, Europe’s largest fan-to-fan ticket exchange for sports, music and other live events, today announced the appointment of Aksel van der Wal as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.... Read more
Madonna tickets outsold all other competition for the week of May 26 – June 1, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive weekly rankings. With a power score of 7.85, the Material Girl climbed from third place to become the overall top event for this week. Though Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet... Read more
When you head out to the ballpark or stadium, chances are that once you find your seat you will inevitably be within shouting distance of a loud, over zealous or “unruly” fan. Well, now according to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, you have someone to point the finger... Read more
The sure-to-be-a-hit movie “Sex and the City” will likely attract an alternative audience when it opens this weekend, one not often courted by Hollywood studios, women in their 40s and early 50s. As reported by the Associated Press, the online ticketing service Fandango has determined from a survey of... Read more
For Joe Cohen, the founder of UK-based secondary ticket company Seatwave.com, one of the fastest growing ticket brokerages in Europe, it all comes down to the fans and making their event experience a good one. “We have more than 500,000 tickets for sale on our site, which represents the... Read more
“LIVENATION.COM LAUNCHES NEW CONCERT TOOL USING FACEBOOK® PLATFORM” Los Angeles, CA (Live Nation) May 29, 2008 – LiveNation.com, the online destination of the world’s largest live music company, revealed today a new concert and event application that extends My Live Nation’s global concert search engine capabilities onto the Facebook... Read more
In an unprecedented effort to increase security at this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing, tickets for the opening and closing night ceremonies are being embedded with microchips containing the ticket holder’s photo, passport information, address, e-mail and telephone numbers, according to officials. Organizers hope the increased surveillance will deter... Read more
In what has been a bit of an up-and-down season, it’s great to see a continuing growth in the numbers on Broadway for the week ending May 25, in terrific productions, attendance, and dollars. This past week’s box office was $20,770,363, almost a match for the same period last... Read more