BOSS Act to Regulate Ticketing Market Reintroduced
A new bill proposing extensive new regulations regarding tickets in the U.S. has been proposed, as a new version of the so-called BOSS Act was announced on Thursday afternoon. U.S. Reps Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the act, which has... Read more
Madonna Reportedly Faces Sluggish Ticket Sales For Madame X Tour
The iconic popstar Madonna is headed out on a tour in support of her 14th studio album, Madame X, later this year. While the tour seemed to be in high demand, a large amount of tickets for her New York City shows are still up-for-grabs. The Madame X Tour... Read more
Broadway Taps Into Virtual Reality To Bring Shows To Fans Across Globe
While virtual reality may not be typically associated with Broadway, experts are trying to bring the technology to top-nominated shows in the industry, providing another dimensional aspect to beloved plays. John Gore, who produces Tony Award-winning shows like The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hello, Dolly!, is teaming... Read more
T-Mobile Partners With Live Nation To Offer $25 All-In Tickets
Telecommunication company T-Mobile revealed a partnership with Live nation this week, which allows un-carrier customers to get exclusive $25 all-in tickets to hundreds of Live Nation amphitheater shows throughout the summer. The promotional deal is a part of T-Mobile Tuesdays, which offers customers free items and deals every Tuesday.... Read more
Wakeman: 10 Quick Takeaways from the FTC Ticketing Workshop
I spent the day at the FTC’s Online Ticket Sales Workshop so you didn’t have to. I’m going to share a few more pieces detailing specific things and ideas that came out of the day, but I wanted to share 10 things I noticed right away. Eric Budish laid... Read more
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) Lauds FTC Ticket Workshop
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon praising the FTC Online Event Tickets workshop which ran throughout the day on Tuesday in Washington D.C. Pascrell, who has long been a proponent of increased regulation in the event ticketing world and critical of the Live... Read more
Live Updates: FTC Online Event Tickets Workshop
Today is the day, as the ticketing industry visits Washington D.C. for the Federal Trade Commission’s “That’s the Ticket” workshop on Online Ticket Sales. The event, taking place at the Constitution Center, runs from 9:30 AM to approximately 4:30 PM. It will be streamed live on the FTC Website,... Read more
Album Bundles Are Causing Conflicts Within The Music Industry
The Billboard charts have been around for decades, proving to artists and fans which records are the hottest-selling in the industry. However, album bundles have tarnished the charts’ reputation, making insiders question: who really hit No. 1? Album bundling has become more and more popular over the past few... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands Canada Presence With Groupe CH Partnership
The aggressive expansion of the Ticketmaster and Live Nation grip on the live entertainment space in North America continues, as the ticketing giant announced an increased partnership with Groupe CH, a Montreal, Quebec-based organization managing 20 venues and festival sites, comprising of more than 1,500 events every year. As... Read more
Questions We’d Like to See Answered at the FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop
On Tuesday morning, the attention of the ticket-buying world will be fixed firmly on Washington D.C., as the Federal Trade Commission hosts its Online Ticket Sales Workshop, set to begin at 9:30 AM. The schedule and panels are posted, so we have a general idea of the topics that... Read more