TicketCity Acquires Travel Platform Fandeavor.com
TicketCity has acquired Fandeavor.com, a fan travel website, according to a press release the Texas-based ticketing company sent out late last week. The acquisition means that Fandeavor customers will have access to tickets, accommodations and experiences for more than 100,000 events across the globe. “Through this acquisition, we’re confident... Read more
Ticket Summit Running Limited-Time Registration Discount
Ticket Summit, the annual ticketing industry trade show featuring thought leaders from across the ticketing ecosystem, is less than two months away, with passes going fast, according to event organizers. The event, returning the Bellagio hotel and casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip, takes place from July 8-10.... Read more
Primary Lobbyists Give Confusing Testimony to Nevada Legislature
In public testimony given before the Nevada Assembly Committee on Judiciary on May 6, primary industry lobbyists gave testimony regarding Senate Bill 131, which features a number of provisions designed to strip consumers of rights related to the resale of tickets. While there is a great deal of content... Read more
Ticketmaster Talks Bot Bans, Defends Holdbacks in Canada Testimony
In testimony given Tuesday to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) of Canada’s House of Commons, Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats agreed that governmental action against Bots is welcomed by many within the ticketing industry. But the companies diverged on whether or not action should be taken on holdbacks... Read more
Ticketmaster Announces “SafeTix” Encrypted Ticket System
Ticketmaster sent a press release Wednesday announcing its new “SafeTix” system, which it touts as a “next generation access control platform” tied to its Presence software system. The encrypted tickets will provide event owners and venues a wealth of user data and the ability to market to ticket-holders directly... Read more
Supreme Court Ruling May Open Ticketmaster to More Lawsuits
A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on a class-action lawsuit against Apple could mean trouble for Ticketmaster, according to analysis posted by several outlets. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal-leaning justices in a 5-4 decision that the lawsuit – which claims Apple violates antitrust rules with... Read more
Ticketmaster’s TradeDesk Targeted In Proposed California Legislation
A California government official has proposed legislation that would ban Ticketmaster’s “secret scalper program,” TradeDesk, from selling tickets on the secondary market. According to the Toronto Star, Assembly Member Bill Quirk proposed the legislation following scathing reports last year exposing TradeDesk. During the annual Ticket Summit conference in Las Vegas, held... Read more
Department of Interior Still Receives Free Tickets Despite Ethical Issues
A National Park Service concert venue has been providing free tickets to The Department of the Interior since the 1970’s as a part of a 20-year-contract, however this has raised ethical questions over the years. According to The Hill, the secretary will continue to receive these tickets – valuing... Read more
Eventbrite Continues Asian Expansion With Launch In Hong Kong
The global ticketing platform Eventbrite has announced its launch in Hong Kong with a slew of new features to help empower local event creators. The localised platform, eventbrite.hk, is one of the first in Asia that will include an integration that allows event-goers to purchase tickets directly through Facebook... Read more
Eventbrite Targeted by Class Action Lawsuits After Huge Stock Drop
After a poor first quarter earnings report after business hours on May 1, Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) saw share prices plummet by 30%, precipitating a trio of class action lawsuits announced on Monday afternoon. The complaints were filed by The Schall Law Firm of California, Vincent Wong, Esq. of New... Read more