Live Nation Welcomes Lesley Olenik as VP of Touring for US Concerts Division
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Live Nation Entertainment announced the hire of Lesley Olenik as a VP of Touring for its US Concerts division. Based in Los Angeles, Olenik will report to Omar Al-Joulani, SVP of Touring. She joins Live Nation as a veteran of the live music industry, having spent nearly a decade handling... Read more
Business Experts: Keep Secondary Markets Open and Legal
With tickets straddling the boundary between a physical good owned by the purchaser, and ethereal ‘right’ owned by the venue, attraction, or team, there is always an active battle going on with who has final say on anything related to the live event experience. The tug of war between... Read more
Motley Fool Rates Ticketmaster as “Ripe For Disruption” by Amazon
The back-and-forth on the potential that e-commerce giant Amazon will make a move into the event ticketing space continues to draw headlines. Investment publication Motley Fool published a report today very bullish on the potential for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) to make a successful run at Ticketmaster, which is owned... Read more
French Montana Teams Up With Global Citizen for Healthcare Campaign
New York, NY- September 19th, 2017- This morning, the New York Stock Exchange welcomed non-profit organization Global Citizen to officially kick off Global Citizen Week. To honor the occasion, Global Citizen champion for health and hip-hop recording artist, French Montana was invited to ring the NYSE opening bell. This... Read more
Indians Threaten Fans Who Resell Outside of Paid Partnership
With a commanding lead in the race for the American League’s top playoff seed after a recent 22-game winning streak and the AL Central crown already buttoned up, the Cleveland Indians are banking plenty of fan goodwill at this point. October may be a test of that, as the... Read more
Opinion: Jeff Cook Arrest Reinforces Value of Dealing With Reputable Brokers
The recent arrest of Georgia ticket broker Jeff Cook – operator of All Sports Tickets – following his failure to fulfill a number of orders taken for the red-hot Georgia-Notre Dame game at the beginning of September has one very important takeaway: Know who you are buying from. Yes,... Read more
Ticket Confusion Causes Chaos at London Foo Fighters Show
  Thousands of UK fans sold out a one-off London gig from the Foo Fighters at South London’s O2 Arena last night, with many willing to pay hundreds of pounds, take days off of work, and travel many miles to see the American rock band perform. Imagine the disappointment... Read more
Ticketmaster “Verified” Tickets Anything But; Better Know a Board Member
It turns out, one CAN get Ticketmaster to crack open its wallet and issue a refund after a bad customer service experience. You just have to know a few board members personally is all. Paula Liang works in the world of charitable giving in Florida, and as part of... Read more
Addressy Partners With Tessitura to Streamline Checkout Process
Addressy, a leader of cloud-based address management services, and Tessitura Network, the global leader for CRM-centric ticketing, fundraising, and marketing enterprise software for arts and cultural organizations, announced today a global partnership to streamline the company’s ticketing checkout process. In an effort to speed up ticket-buying for consumers, Addressy’s... Read more
Live Nation CEO to Amazon: “Challenge Ticketmaster? Good Luck.”
Live Nation (NASDAQ – LYV) CEO Michael Rapino doesn’t seem troubled by news that e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ – AMZN) is making inroads to the U.S. ticketing market. Rapino, whose company owns near-monopoly status on ticketing through subsidiary Ticketmaster, made it clear with remarks at a Goldman Sachs conference... Read more