New York Passes Ticketing Rights Law Extension; Is New Jersey Next?
With just weeks to go before the law defining New York’s ticketing rights landscape was set to expire, the Assembly and Senate agreed on a one-year extension of the current law, which was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday. This extends the currently existing protections for ticket holders... Read more
SeatGeek Brings On Blockchain Executive as VP of Engineering
SeatGeek hired Greg Warden as its VP of Engineering, indicating a potential plan to embrace the future potential of blockchain ticketing. Warden comes to the New York-based ticket resale marketplace and burgeoning primary operator from Chainalysis, where he worked with the same title. “We brought Greg on because of... Read more
Vivid Seats Speculative Tickets for Springsteen Taken Down After Scrutiny
Faced with media push-back over speculative ticket listings for upcoming Springsteen on Broadway performances, Vivid Seats took the listings down, and claimed they were mistakenly in place, according to NJ.com. The denial came despite Vivid Seats speculative tickets being marked as “zone seats” – a common reference to tickets... Read more
Ticket Summit Announces Exclusive Tours of Two Las Vegas Venues
Ticket Summit, the leading live event ticketing and trade show, announced that attendees for its 2021 edition in August will be able to tour a pair of the jewels of the entertainment venue world, T-Mobile Arena and Allegiant Stadium, as part of the event. The venue tours will offer... Read more
New York Legislature Agrees on One-Year Extension of Existing Ticketing Laws
Ticketing for live event tickets in the state of New York will remain at the current status-quo, for at least one more year. Senator James Skoufis and Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell issued a joint statement Monday afternoon indicating that they had agreed in principle to a one-year extension of the... Read more
Kaufman: Insulting Ticketing Tactics Sadly a New Normal
Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term New Normal has been bandied about as a choice cliché when discussing the ways in which we’ve had to adapt our lifestyles. Would the changes we adopted to mitigate the disease such as social distancing, mask wearing, Zoom meetings, and... Read more
Live Nation Brings in Pepsico, Tito’s Vet as Chief Brand Officer
Live Nation Entertainment announced the hiring of Nicole Portwood as Chief Brand Officer, a new position at the company. Portwood joins the entertainment giant having recently served as VP of Marketing at PepsiCo in charge of Mountain Dew and other flavored soft drinks. Prior to that, Portwood was VP... Read more
On Location Wins Olympic Hospitality Exclusive Through 2028 Games
On Location Experiences has been named the exclusive ‘global hospitality provider’ for all summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2028. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement on Wednesday, giving the U.S.-based company exclusive rights to the games beginning in 2024. The awarding of the deal to... Read more
Florida Concert Charging 50x Premium For Non-Vaccinated Fans
A Florida concert promoter is pushing for COVID vaccinations in a unique way – by charging more than 50x the ticket price for fans who can’t provide proof of their having gotten the jab. The June 26 performance, which features the band Teenage Bottlerocket, is $18 per ticket for... Read more
Vivid Seats Release Q1 Financial Details; 71% Decline From 2020
Vivid Seats released its first quarter financial report last week, indicating significant losses due to the pandemic, but signaling confidence that things are turning around quickly. The company’s 2021 Q1 Gross Order Value was $116 million, which was a 71 percent decline from 2020s figure, but that is easily... Read more