Pascrell Rejects Pearl Jam’s Criticism of BOSS Act
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) responded to a letter from the rock band Pearl Jam, who had asked the representative to consider changing the BOSS Act. The letter, penned by Pearl Jam, was sent to Pascrell, as well as House and Energy Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.... Read more
Monitoring Trustee Appointed For Live Nation Consent Decree Case
Mark Filip, a Kirkland & Ellis partner and former deputy attorney general, has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster’s compliance with their extended consent decree. Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation were accused of violating the terms of the... Read more
Live Nation Communications Chief Leaves Position After Five Years
Chief Communications Officer at Live Nation Carrie Davis is exiting the company after a five-year term. She is said to be leaving in order to “refocus my priorities on myself and my family,” in a statement provided to Pollstar. Stepping in for Davis following her departure will be Jackie... Read more
A Generation Later, Pearl Jam Shifts From Fighting Monopoly To Lobbying On Its Behalf
Pearl Jam, which once famously fought against Ticketmaster’s dominant control of the concert business, is now advocating for changes that the Live Nation-owned ticketing giant would love to see to the proposed BOSS Act. The rock band penned a letter to New Jersey Democratic representatives Bill Pascrell and Frank... Read more
RATM’s Tom Morello Addresses Fan Complaints Over Ticket Prices
Rage Against The Machine just revealed their Public Service Announcement Tour – their first trek in nearly ten years – but when tickets went on sale, fans were met with exorbitant prices. Ahead of the on-sale, RATM announced that in an attempt to curb scalpers, they would be scalping... Read more
StubHub Fined 1.3M Penalty By Canadian Competition Bureau
As part of an agreement with the Canada’s Competition Bureau, StubHub Canada Ltd. and StubHub Inc. will pay a $1.3 million penalty to correct what the Bureau found led to misleading pricing claims on their sites. After an investigation, the Bureau found that StubHub had advertised tickets on their... Read more
Live Nation Suing Bootleg Merch Vendors Outside Post  Malone Shows
Live Nation is reportedly suing anyone who tries to sell fake merchandise at Post Malone shows. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Live Nation is asking for restraining orders against any vendors attempting to sell fake merchandise outside of Post Malone’s show in Newark New Jersey, as... Read more
Viagogo Announces Completion of $4 Billion StubHub Acquisition
A press release credited to Viagogo published Thursday evening announced the Swiss-based resale marketplace had completed its acquisition of StubHub, officially reuniting CEO Eric Baker with the California-based resale giant he co-founded while in graduate school. “These two complimentary marketplaces will sell hundreds of thousands of tickets daily across... Read more
TickPick Appoints First Chief Marketing Officer
TickPick has appointed its first-ever chief marketing officer in the company’s nine-year history. Industry veteran Jim Halliday steps into the role after years of leading various retail brands in their marketing operations. He joins the no-fee ticketing site after serving as CMO at subscription food service provider Plated. Previously,... Read more
RATM Plans To Fight Scalpers By Scalping Own Tickets (And Donating Proceeds To Charity)
Rage Against The Machine has implemented their own plan to fight scalpers ahead of their forthcoming reunion tour. The group caused some noise in the industry when they announced a 40-date Public Service Announcement reunion tour this year – their first trek in almost ten years. However, tickets are... Read more