Ticket brokers are again in the crosshairs of the City of Chicago in an ongoing feud over internet-based brokerages allegedly not paying sales tax on resold event tickets. The issue has percolated for the past few years, but the city has filed a lawsuit against StubHub, and its parent... Read more
“Steve Weisz, CEO & Founder of In Ticketing, Named United Nations ECOSOC Advisor. Supermodel Petra Nemcova & Weisz Honored at United Nations Gala.” San Rafael, CA (BUSINESSWIRE) May 19, 2008 – Steve Weisz, CEO & Founder of In Ticketing, was named as a Special Advisor on Renewable Energy to... Read more
The popularity of the annual American Idols Live! tour helped push the Idols onto TicketNews’s exclusive rankings charts for the week of May 12 – May 18, 2008. American Idols Live! debuted at third place on the Overall Top Events chart with a power score of 3.76. Tina Turner... Read more
The Massachusetts accountant at the center of a ticket industry lobbying controversy has retired from the accounting firm he helped create as the fallout over the matter continues to swirl. As reported by the Boston Globe, Richard Vitale quit his post with Vitale, Caturano & Co. this week in... Read more
Nick Bucci, the President of TicketsNow’s EventInventory division which deals directly with brokers, has left the company, though his departure has not been formally announced. Bucci’s name and biography were still on the TicketsNow website as of today, but his absence this week at the Ticketmaster/TicketsNow broker meeting was... Read more
For some fans, it can be a life long dream to have season tickets to see their favorite team year in and year out. But with teams starting to use personal seat licenses (PSLs) for their season ticket holders, that fan needs to know somebody or know a guy... Read more
As Ticketmaster fights to end the use of software that allows ticket brokers to purchase blocks of tickets from their site, such as ones developed by RMG Technologies, a recent feature by the ESPN program “E:60” revealed that the ticketing giant has profited from the use of the same... Read more
Emphasizing that they are committed to helping brokers sell more tickets, the CEOs of Ticketmaster and TicketsNow Tuesday said that the future of their business will rest on the growing strength of their relationship with brokers. The two CEOs, Sean Moriarty of Ticketmaster and Cheryl Rosner of TicketsNow, however,... Read more
With questions swirling around concerning the landscape of the secondary ticket market under the umbrella of Ticketmaster and its new division TicketsNow, more than 100 brokers met with representatives of the two companies today, May 13, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas to clear the air. Just... Read more
“Ticketmaster Introduces Paperless Ticket(TM) Saving Time and Trees” West Hollywood, CA (NEWSWIRE) May 13, 2008 – — Ticketmaster is taking the next big leap in ticketing technology with Paperless Ticket(TM). — Fans will no longer have to stand in line to pick up tickets at will call. — Fans... Read more