Judge Tosses “I Love the 90s” Tour Promoter Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster
U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels granted Ticketmaster’s motion to dismiss a case brought against the company by the promoters of the I Love the 90’s tour on February 12, according to reporting by Amplify Media (subscription required). Universal Attractions had filed suit against the Live Nation-held ticketing vendor... Read more
Pearl Jam Verified Fan Presale Goes Predictably Poorly for Fans
The first thing we thought of when we heard word a while back that tickets for Pearl Jam’s 2018 summer tour would be distributed using Ticketmaster much touted “Verified Fan” system was pretty simple: This probably won’t end well. It would appear that our prediction wasn’t far off, as... Read more
Ticketforce Signs Ticketing Deal With Wyoming’s Sheridan Rodeo
Gilbert, AZ (February 15, 2018) – One of Wyoming’s most foremost rodeos, Sheridan WYO, has officially made the switch to the TicketForce platform, the leader in rodeo ticketing. Since 1931, the rodeo has consistently brought out top talent, with purses to match. Eighty years later, the rodeo is now... Read more
Ticketmaster Dealt Blow in “Bot” Lawsuit With Judge’s Decision
Ticketmaster’s lawsuit against Prestige Entertainment took a hit last week when the presiding judge sided against the ticketing giant on one aspect of its claims against the secondary ticketing operator. Ticketmaster sued Prestige for $10 million in damages last year, alleging that the company illegally used software programs to... Read more
Compliance With New AdWords Resale Policies Spotty at Best
While the recent certification process put into place by Google for secondary ticket sales sites looking to continue advertising their wares via the popular AdWords search engine marketing platform has drawn headlines, its actual implementation on the ground appears to be spotty (at best) in the second week of... Read more
Former Live Nation Chairman Cohl Throws Water on Constant “Bot” Blame
Longtime Toronto concert promoter and former Live Nation chairman Michael Cohl might be an unlikely source to find throwing water on the constant blaming of “bot” usage whenever a concert sells out in moments. But expecting the unexpected seems to be the way to go in 2018 (much like... Read more
New Jersey Supreme Court To Examine Legality of Super Bowl Holdbacks
The question of Super Bowl tickets – specifically those for the 2014 game held at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium – will be taken up by the New Jersey Supreme Court, according to an article in the New Jersey Law Journal. At question is whether or not a state law... Read more
Is the Hammer About to Drop For Ticket Resale Sites on Google?
Ticket resale operations could be in for a long night, as the deadline for submitting for Google’s “certification” process to continue using its AdWords platform to advertise will pass in the next few hours. If the current understanding of the shifting sands of Google’s new requirements is indeed in... Read more
Ticketmaster-Seatwave Tie Draws Ire of Irish Leaders Following Rapid Sellouts
Politicians in the Republic of Ireland are taking a hard look at the connection between Ticketmaster and secondary marketplace (and subsidiary) Seatwave following consumer complaints surrounding the rapid sellout of U2 and Coldplay concerts in the country’s capital, Dublin. According to a story in the Irish Times, Michael Healy-Rae... Read more
How To Manage Chargebacks in the Ticketing Business
Retailers of all stripes can benefit from the ticketing business. For some, ticket sales are the main source of revenue, but for many more it’s an opportunity to supplement sales or to promote special events. Either way, your customers are doing just about all their ticket buying online, from... Read more