SeatGeek Announces New Ticketing Partnership With Manchester City FC
City to use SeatGeek’s primary ticketing software, SeatGeek Enterprise, to give supporters a best-in-class buying experience NEW YORK, NY (April 20, 2018) — SeatGeek today announced a multi-year partnership with Premier League champions Manchester City Football Club to become the club’s official primary ticketing partner, starting in the 2018-19... Read more
Taylor Swift Ticket Prices Plummet as “Swift Tix” Charade Falls Apart
The bold gambit that Ticketmaster and Taylor Swift’s management pulled with her upcoming tour appears to be falling apart in spectacular fashion. After ratcheting up perceived demand through its monetized “Swift Tix” presale system, Taylor Swift ticket prices for the “Reputation” tour have been plummeting, including a recent promotion... Read more
Ticketmaster Encourages Paper Tickets For Jack White’s No-Phone Tour
Ticketmaster sent out an email to ticket holders going to Jack White’s tour, reminding them about the no-phone policy and encouraging fans to print out paper tickets beforehand. The White Stripes frontman announced earlier this year that he would hold a phone-free tour — the first artist in the... Read more
Fair Ticketing Alliance Campaign Launched, Speaks for Secondary Ticketing Operators
Today sees the launch of the newly created Fair Ticketing Alliance to campaign for a fair, trustworthy and flexible ticket market that works for all live entertainment fans. The Alliance was set up by a group of responsible UK ticket brokers representing a cross section of the industry. It... Read more
Spotify, Streaming Services Are The Culprit of High Ticket Prices
With the digital age in full force, the music industry is taking a big hit; instead of buying a full album, consumers have the ability to instantly stream a single song at any given moment. The music industry used to make billions. First, there were records, then cassettes, and... Read more
Firefly Music Festival Ditches StubHub For TickPick
Firefly Music Festival, set to take place in Dover, Delaware this summer, parted ways with StubHub and announced TickPick as its third-party ticket vendor and official resale partner. The festival, which will run June 14-17, will feature a TickPick “Will Call” booth, offering an allotment of face-value passes for... Read more
Former Live Nation Exec Joins New Irish Ticketing Site, Tixserve
Tixserve, the B2B digital ticketing platform that launched last year, just added international ticketing specialist Tim Chambers to their team. Chambers isn’t new to the ticketing world — he’s held jobs in the industry for over 20 years. His notable positions include: former VP of European Development at Ticketmaster,... Read more
Ticketing Without Barriers Makes Ticket Buying Inclusive For Disabled Fans
Concerts are an ample part of our society – something that music fans relish in – and should be made accessible to any human. However, people with a disability consistently find that buying tickets is not only difficult, but sometimes impossible. A lot of ticketing sites don’t make it... Read more
Live Nation Presents New 2018 Festival Passports For True Music Junkies
Festival season is right around the corner, and following last year’s pilot-program success, Live Nation is bringing back Festival Passports, which allow fans to attend over 100 music festivals across the globe with a single pass. After they were introduced last year, Live Nation Festival Passports sold out within... Read more
“Sizable Block” Of Holdbacks Precipitate Rapid Jimmy Buffett Sellout
It’s not uncommon to hear tales of tickets going on sale for a popular artist, only to see them gone before almost anyone in the public has a shot at scoring some. What is rare, however, is to see it blamed on the promoter holding back tickets, rather than... Read more