Live Nation/TM Partner with Hertz in Australia, New Zealand Markets
Live Nation and Ticketmaster Australasia, both Live Nation Entertainment companies, has announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Hertz to become the exclusive car rental brand partner across Australia and New Zealand. Ticketmaster and Live Nation fans in both countries will be provided with special Hertz offers. In addition, Hertz... Read more
Promoter Accused of Running With Money From Cancelled Toby Keith Show
A benefit concert for veterans was slated to take place in Illinois earlier this month starring Toby Keith, but the gig was abruptly cancelled after the promoter allegedly ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at... Read more
Ticket Insurance Company Protecht Appoints New Chief Product Officer
Protecht, an award-winning ticketing insurance company, has recently announced Beau Jeppesen as the company’s new chief product officer. In his role, Jeppesen will work with Protecht’s engineering and product teams to ensure continued innovation. He is one of the firm’s first employees since 2016 and previously held management positions... Read more
TickPick Announces $40 Million in Outside Investment
TickPick, a New York based secondary ticketing market with a core brand focusing on “no fee” ticketing, has announced a $40 million investment from PWP Growth Equity. The investment, the first since the company’s founding in 2011, will “power upcoming marketing and business development initiatives,” according to a... Read more
Sports Events 365 Becomes World’s First Hybrid Website For Sports, Music Events
Secondary ticketing site Sports Events 365 announced that it has become the first hybrid website for sports and music events in the world. Through a new interface, Sports Evens 365’s customers will receive immediate confirmation on 85 percent of the tickets on its site, rather than the current 50... Read more
StubHub Rolls Out Apple Pay Feature As Accepted Form of Payment
StubHub will now accept Apple Pay for payment on both mobile browsers and iOS devices. Users in the U.S. can already use Apple Pay in the StubHub app for iOS and on the Safari browser for Mac; according to the secondary ticketing company, fans use Apple Pay in about... Read more
Organizers Officially Call-Off Woodstock 50 Anniversary Event
Woodstock 50 organizers officially announced that the anniversary event – which had been struggling with a series of setbacks for months – will no longer take place this August. “We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined... Read more
Three People Killed, 12 Injured During Mass Shooting At Gilroy Garlic Festival
Northern California’s 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival ended in chaos yesterday when a mass shooting broke out, killing three people and injuring 12 others. During the festival’s third day at Christmas Hill Park, an alleged 30-year-old male with an assault-style rifle opened fire. Police responded within one minute, according... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Mexican Promoter OCESA Entertainment
Live Nation is continuing to grow its global market with the acquisition of Mexico’s OCESA Entertainment. OCESA is a leading promoter in Latin America and is the owner of Ticketmsater Mexico from CIE, as well as Grupo Televisa, which is the largest multimedia company within the Spanish-speaking world. Annually,... Read more
Billboard Bombshell: Live Nation Admits Artists Scalp Own Tickets
In a rare admission of a commonly known tactic among industry insiders, Live Nation told Billboard that the company has facilitated the practice of bands and promoters directly moving their ticket inventory through resale markets – scalping their own held-back tickets – without them ever being made available to... Read more