Music Insiders Back Live Nation’s Proposed Ticket Rights Rollback
A huge cadre of industry insiders have thrown their support behind Live Nation’s proposed “FAIR” ticketing act, which would dramatically change the ticketing landscape by effectively handing full control of tickets from the moment they are sold to the moment the event is over to event operators. The groups... Read more
Eurovision Contest Ticket Sales Another Mess for Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is once again seeing angry consumers lashing out over a failed ticket sale, this time for the popular Eurovision Song Contest, which is taking place in the UK this year. The event, which features contestants from across Europe performing original songs that fans can vote on, is one... Read more
Morgan Wallen Sets Bridgestone Attendance Mark With Free Show
A short-notice free concert to celebrate the release of his new album brought country star Morgan Wallen a new crown – setting the attendance record for Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at a reported 19.292. The show was announced just one day in advance of going off on March 3, coinciding... Read more
Bernie Sanders Slammed For Using Ticketmaster to Ticket Tour
Senator Bernie Sanders has been receiving criticism from right-wing media figures and political operatives for his use of Ticketmaster for ticketing on dates for his upcoming book tour. The Vermont Senator, who is technically an Independent but caucuses with the Democrats and is an one of the highest profile... Read more
Tokyo Promoters Fined For Over-Selling Event, Relocating Fans
Tokyo-based management companies On The Line Inc. and Maverick DC were ordered to take preventive measures by Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency under the Law Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations due to infraction of rules in the ticket sales of the rock band L’Arc-en-Ciel’s concert last year. According to... Read more
Suga Cancelled Sale, Ticket Pricing Another Verified Mess for Ticketmaster
A high profile artist with a massive international fan base. A data-grabbing fan registration process required to access a complicated presale. Complaints over ticket pricing, system errors, and then a general sale cancelled by Ticketmaster after claims that everything was sold out immediately, despite tens of thousands of tickets... Read more
Eventbrite Plans to Lay Off 8% of Staff; Outsource Other Roles
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) has decided to shrink its workforce, announcing this week that it planned to lay off about 8% of its staff. The company will also relocate approximately 30 percent of the jobs that remain to other countries – including the majority of its customer support and operations... Read more
Ticketing Startup Backed by A-Rod, Marc Lore Launched
Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and business partner Marc Lore have announced a $20 million funding round for a ticketing and fan experience business that they intend to launch to take on Live Nation Entertainment’s Ticketmaster brand. The duo say the startup, called Jump, has secured a total of... Read more
Ticketmaster Announced as Major League Soccer Ticketing Partner
Ticketmaster and Major League Soccer (MLS) announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing giant the official ticketing partner of the top level of North American soccer. SeatGeek had previously served as the Official Ticketing Partner of the MLS, a deal that... Read more
Is Beyonce’s Tour Another Dynamic Ticket Price Mess?
Following the messy presale for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dates last year, Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster have been specifically warned about their next high-profile tour sale – but it looks like things are going poorly once again. Rather than a scene of melting down servers due to peak... Read more