Despite Multiple Consent Decree Violations, Live Nation Gets Slap on Wrist from DOJ
The Department of Justice detailed six instances where Live Nation violated a 2010 consent decree by using threats to ensure venue clients used Ticketmaster in court filings made public last week. Such threats, which Live Nation has long denied, were the reason for the DOJ’s plans to bring court... Read more
Alicia Keys, John Legend Among Artists To Perform At Prince Tribute Gig
A handful of A-list musicians are slated to headline a Prince tribute concert later this month during Grammys week. “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 28, two days after the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. R&B/pop singer... Read more
TicketManager Alleges StubHub Under-reported Commissions, Cut Off Amex Deal
At the core of Spotlight Ticket Management’s lawsuit against StubHub and affiliate system manager AWIN is the company’s relationship with American Express. After sending what it claims is some $85 million worth of sales from AMEX customers to the ticket resale giant, Spotlight (which does business as TicketManager following... Read more
Miami Super Bowl Could Be The Last Allowing Paper Tickets
This might be the last Super Bowl where football fans can walk away with paper ticket stubs before the big game becomes an entirely mobile-only event. According to a report from The Athletic, league and industry sources confirmed that the NFL is aiming to reach 10,000 mobile entries, which... Read more
See Tickets Reveals Acquisition of Switzerland-Based Starticket
The global ticketing platform See Tickets just announced its acquisition of the Switzerland-based Starticket. Starticket sells over 5 million tickets annually to live events like concerts, festivals, musicals, and sporting events through starticket.ch and its mobile app, as well as pre-hiring booths. It is a part of the TX... Read more
TicketSmarter Named Presenting Sponsor of WAC Basketball Tournament
DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference is proud to announce TicketSmarter as the presenting sponsor of WAC Basketball Tournament. The multiyear partnership begins for the 2020 event held March 11-14 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. “We are thrilled to be the Official Ticket Resale Partner of the Western... Read more
Lyte Launches ‘Send Tickets’ Feature To Transfer Seats
The ticketing platform Lyte has introduced a new feature that allows ticket holders to decide where and who their tickets are sent to. Fans are able to sell or transfer their tickets directly to a friend or another fan through the Lyte Official Ticket Exchange in a safe way,... Read more
Big 12 Conference, Tickets For Less Announce Multi-Year Relationship
IRVING, Texas (Jan. 9, 2020) – The Big 12 Conference announces the addition of Tickets For Less to its corporate partner program through the 2022-23 season. As the Official Ticket Marketplace of the Big 12, fans can now buy and sell tickets through TicketsForLess.com to Conference championship events including... Read more
StubHub, Affiliate System Sued by Client Alleging Fraud
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has just been named in a lawsuit by Spotlight Ticket Management, which alleges that StubHub has violated federal and state law by underreporting commissionable transactions. Spotlight, which licenses software and ticket platforms used by American Express, alleged StubHub and Awin Inc., known as Awin Global... Read more
Lizzo, Tool, Tame Impala To Headline Bonnaroo 2020
Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its official 2020 lineup this morning, featuring a handful of A-list stars for the event this June. The four-day festival, which is set to run from June 12 to 15 in Manchester, will kick things off on Thursday night with the Grand... Read more