As the dominant ticket company in the world, Ticketmaster must dance with a lot of different partners, often with conflicting agendas, such as venues, artists, promoters, fan clubs, brokers and legislators. It can be a delicate balance for the company in order to keep its competitive edge, and from... Read more
In a decision that spells serious trouble for RMG Technologies’s broker software and could effectively bankrupt the company, Ticketmaster has won an $18.2 million judgment and permanent injunction against RMG, which bars the company from creating software that gives brokers an advantage in buying tickets from Ticketmaster. The judgment,... Read more
“LIVE NATION BRINGS FANS INTO THE “FAST LANE” WITH NEW PROGRAM ENSURING SPEEDIER ENTRANCE TO SHOWS” LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Live Nation) June 25, 2008 – Live Nation® (NYSE: LYV) today introduced Live Nation FAST LANE™, a new ticketing program that offers music fans the chance to, at no extra... Read more
As the saying goes, you can never have too much of a good thing. Well, the music festival industry is putting that to the test with new festivals popping up all across the U.S. and beyond. Thus far in 2008, ticket sales have been uneven for festivals with some... Read more
“Price Conscious Ticket Buyers Choose TicketNetwork.com for Lowest Priced Seats” Vernon, CT (TicketNetwork) June 24, 2008 – TicketNetwork.com, the leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, today announced that it has emerged as the ticket leader by consistently offering the lowest prices for highly sought after tickets... Read more
By nature, ticket brokers can be a very protective lot. For years, many have operated under the radar, in part because while most are legitimate, honest resellers of tickets, some are not, and it is the actions of some of those that have clouded the public’s perception of the... Read more
Chicago, Illinois (Premiere Global Sports) June 24, 2008 – North America Sports Media, Inc. (NASM), a global leader in sports hospitality and event marketing, today announced a rebranding initiative and will now go by the name Premiere Global Sports. The move strategically restructures the company’s corporate identity to align... Read more
Chicago Cubs tickets, New York Yankees tickets, and Boston Red Sox tickets all made it into the top five on the Overall Top Events chart for the week of June 16 – June 22, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. Though Wicked tickets claimed the first place position with... Read more
“Fandango Acquires Movies.com” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire) June 23, 2008 — Fandango, Inc., the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, today announced that it has acquired Movies.com, a leading movie content site previously owned by the Walt Disney Internet Group, a unit of The Walt Disney Company. Fandango.com has exclusive ticketing... Read more
In a corporate shakeup that proves that even entertainment companies have their financial limits, Michael Cohl has resigned as Chairman of Live Nation and will transition into a consultanting role at the company. Cohl will receive a lump sum payment of $4.5 million for four years in consulting fees,... Read more