Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Partners With StubHub
Las Vegas Events announced an exclusive partnership with StubHub as the official secondary and fan-to-fan ticketing site of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The Rodeo, which is an annual event a part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, is held each December at the Thomas & Mack Center in... 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
eBay Stock Rises On Good Earnings, StubHub Sale News
It was reported earlier this week that the e-commerce platform eBay was one of the “many outlets” considering a potential acquisition of the secondary ticketing site StubHub. Since this news leaked, eBay’s stocks have risen. According to the Los Angeles Times, eBay’s (NASDAQ: EBAY) shares rose almost 6 percent... Read more
Google Suspends Viagogo from Search Advertising Platform
Google has suspended Viagogo from using its search engine marketing adwords platform to reach consumers, multiple outlets are reporting. The action follows a lengthy lobbying campaign by music industry insiders against the Switzerland-based ticket marketplace, which vowed to resolve any concerns which led to the suspension swiftly. “When people... Read more
eBay Moving Forward With Potential StubHub Sale
CNBC is reporting that e-commerce giant eBay is exploring a potential sale of StubHub, with “multiple” parties interested in the potential acquisition of the ticket resale marketplace. Company stock (NASDAQ: EBAY) jumped more than 2% on Monday with the news. The rumors of the sale follow the announcement of... Read more
Ireland Fans Fume As Lizzo Tickets “Sell Out,” Come Back as Platinum at 3x Cost
Body-positive artist Lizzo, who is rising to fame due to her genre-crossing catalog, is making her first stop in Ireland later this year, but fans are frustrated after tickets sold-out almost instantly, only to see “platinum” tickets available moments later at more than triple the original price. Lizzo first... Read more
Coachella, Festicket Team Up To Target European Fans
Festicket, the UK’s festival travel platform, has announced a partnership with Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to reach festivalgoers in Europe and the UK. Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S. which continues to impress fans with their A-list lineup each year, is set to take place... Read more
TicketNetwork, Ticket Galaxy Announce Settlement With NYAG
TicketNetwork and Ticket Galaxy have both settled parallel litigation with the New York Attorney General over the practice of “speculative” ticket resale, according to releases issued Wednesday afternoon. The Connecticut-based online marketplace and ticket reseller, respectively, did not admit to any liability in the settlement, but will update disclosures... Read more
Opinion: The Double Standard of Debenture Dealings, The Real Cause of Ticketing Fraud
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last year, Action Fraud received 4,755 reports of ticket fraud with the average victim is said to have lost around £365, this year will undoubtedly be no different. Summertime is open season for scammers, with Britain’s most sort after ticketed events crammed... Read more
Ticketmaster, Prestige Entertainment Settle “Bot” case in California
Ticketmaster and Prestige Entertainment have settled a lawsuit regarding the latter’s alleged use of automated programs to purchase numerous tickets by evading the Live Nation-owned giant’s limits. While the ticketing operator achieved one goal of its litigation – a promise by Prestige that it would not use such programs... Read more