Ticketmaster Acquires Blockchain Ticketing Solution Upgraded
Ticketmaster, the global leader in ticketing software and services, announced today that it acquired UPGRADED, a blockchain technology company servicing the live events industry. UPGRADED converts traditional tickets into secure interactive digital assets protected by blockchain, providing event creators with more control and visibility over ticket distribution, and protecting fans... Read more
Broker Genius Names Former Bluewolf COO Paulo Kaiser As President
Broker Genius, a dynamic auto pricing and analytics company in the ticketing industry, hired former Bluewolf executive Paulo Kaiser as its first President. Paulo will manage Broker Genius’s growth and continue to drive customer success. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the engineering, analytics, account management, sales,... Read more
Tawn Albright Named EVP Specialized Platforms At Ticketmaster
Live Nation’s Ticketmaster division announced the appointment of Tawn Albright as Executive Vice President. Albright will be tasked with overseeing the growth and expansion of Ticketmaster’s specialized platforms including TicketWeb, which focuses on ticketing clubs and small venues, and Universe, Ticketmaster’s DIY ticketing platform. Included under the umbrella of... Read more
TicketReturn Adds Norway Savings Bank Arena To Client Roster
TicketReturn’s total box office solution will empower Twin City Thunder fans and Auburn, Maine residents to purchase tickets and season plans online TicketReturn is proud to add the Norway Savings Bank Arena (Auburn, Maine) as a new member of its client roster. The arena will take advantage of TicketReturn’s... Read more
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Celebrates 25 Years
Anniversary marks $25M invested in inspiring and empowering 1,000,000 youth Today the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation launches a special anniversary campaign to celebrate the organization’s 25th year enriching the lives of young people and kick-starting careers in the music industry. As one of the nation’s top youth development organizations focused... Read more
Vibe Signs Female Leader to Challenge Ticketing Monopolies
Ex-Groupon and ticketscript boss brings growth experience to tech start-up Vibe Tickets – founded in 2013 by tech entrepreneur Luke Massie – has appointed Hannah Morris as its Commercial Director. Hannah will lead Vibe’s commercial strategy as the firm continues to attract significant interest from global investors. A trailblazer... Read more
SeatGeek Expands Global Reach By Hiring International General Manager
James McClure joins SeatGeek having previously grown Airbnb and Google in new markets  SeatGeek today announced the hiring of James McClure as the  company’s first ever General Manager International. In this new role, James will lead and grow the  business across Europe, while based out of SeatGeek’s London office.... Read more
TickPick Furthers Growth By Acquiring Ticketing Search Aggregator Rukkus
TickPick Gains Access to Rukkus’ Most Advanced Seat-View Functionality with High-Def Images offering 360-degree Views of Sporting and Entertainment Venues TickPick, the no-fee ticket marketplace that is transforming the industry, announced today that it has acquired a significant portion of the assets of Rukkus, an advanced ticket inventory aggregator.... Read more
Ticketmaster Partners With Vet Tix For Free, Discounted Veteran Tickets
Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, announced it is partnering with Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix, to provide a real-time feed of live event tickets to their 780,000 veterans of all eras, current servicemembers including Guard and Reserves, immediate family members of those killed in action, and caretakers of VetTixers.... Read more
Live Nation Awards Scholarships to Students Pursuing Music Careers
In partnership with House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, is awarding $30,000 in scholarships among three outstanding recipients pursuing careers in the music industry. Established in 2016, this scholarship program is just one of Live Nation’s many efforts to support the... Read more