Ticketmaster Opens NY Legal Push With Misleading Claim
Is a misleading claim in its opening volley in the quest to shape ticketing law in New York a sign of things to come from Ticketmaster? The ticketing giant was one of many operators in the industry to meet with legislators and officials of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office last... Read more
Keynote Takes Ticket Summit Guests Behind Music Industry Curtain
For ticket brokers, the music industry can be the key to much of their success or failure. Knowing the marketplace, with its constantly rotating cast of favorites and ever-changing preferences and styles, can make or break individuals and companies. That’s why it was a packed house for the Thursday... Read more
NATB Honors Exemplary Members at Annual Awards
Amid the networking and learning at the World Ticket Conference at Aria in Las Vegas, the National Association of Ticket Brokers took time to honor individuals within its membership with its annual awards. Given during the lunch program on Friday afternoon, the awards covered a range of topics and... Read more
Paperless Ticketing Among Ticketmaster Targets in NY Talks
The long and winding road into the future of ticketing in New York got underway on Thursday in Albany, as members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office met with representatives from the industry. According to the New York Daily News, Ticketmaster tipped its hand, passing a list of its priorities... Read more
Etix Confirms Purchase of Extreme Tix
Etix, a ticketing company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has purchased ExtremeTix, according to Dave Brooks in Amplify Magazine. Etix CEO Travis Janovich told Brooks that the acquisition is set to be officially announced later this week. ExtremeTix, based in Houston, was founded in 2000 by Tony DiCamillo, who... Read more
Coalition for Ticket Fairness Prepares for New York Battle
While battles are waged every year in state houses across the United States, certain locations are key to the industry. New York, home to Broadway and famed venues like Madison Square Garden, Jones Beach Amphitheater, and Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, is one such place. 2018 is shaping to be a... Read more
Broker Genius Adds Top Tier Tech Talent to Lineup
Valley Stream, New York: Broker Genius, creator of the world’s most powerful event ticket pricing software, announced the additions of Jim McGowan as Chief Technology Officer and Nigel Noyes as Head of Data Science and Engineering. The two tech and data veterans will spearhead efforts to build increasingly sophisticated... Read more
Warner Buys Songkick App, Name; Ticketing Remains Independent
Warner Music Group has purchased Songkick’s concert-recommendation business and name, according to a deal announced Friday and reported by the New York Times. The ticketing end of Songkick’s business will remain independent, under a new name yet to be determined. With an audience of over 15 million people per... Read more
New Workshops for Entrepreneurs a Hit at Ticket Summit
For its 11th iteration, Ticket Summit brought in a new wrinkle for 2017 – a series of Workshops for Entrepreneuers, spread throughout Wednesday and Thursday’s schedules. Topics and speakers were chosen to bring a small group learning strategy together for conference attendees, and judging by attendance and participation, the... Read more
Lively Discussion Anchors Ticket Summit Industry Keynote
While opportunities for learning and networking abounded at day one of Ticket Summit, the marquee event was the keynote panel, featuring some industry leaders in a lively discussion on the ticketing industry as a whole. Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Curtis Cheng of DTI Management,... Read more