Reality TV producer Mark Burnett, the man behind “Survivor” and “The Apprentice,” has signed a deal with promoter AEG Live for the two to jointly develop live and TV shows based on their properties, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting. Financial terms of the new arrangement are unknown,... Read more
The month of March saw fairly steady rankings within the top online ticket selling sites. Ticketmaster and StubHub dominated the month, remaining on top of the Primary and Secondary Sellers categories, respectively, in TicketNews’ weekly rankings. Following Ticketmaster in the Primary Sellers list were Tickets.com, which is owned by... Read more
StubHub has entered into a multi-year agreement to become the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to be held June 12-15 in Manchester, TN. StubHub will also serve as the singular destination to purchase Charity VIP Experience Packages that offer fans the... Read more
TicketsNow Appoints Julia Vander Ploeg Senior Vice President of Marketing Veteran Marketer Latest Addition to Expanding Senior Leadership Team CHICAGO, IL (PRNewswire) April 7, 2008 – TicketsNow, a leading online marketplace that provides consumers secure and convenient access to premium event tickets, today announced the hiring of Julia Vander... Read more
Acquisition Creates Largest Collegiate Travel and Hospitality Company in North America CHICAGO, IL (Chicago dBusiness News) April 7, 2008 – North America Sports Media, Inc. (NASM), one of the nation’s leading sports marketing, travel and hospitality companies, announced the addition of Dodds Athletic Tours, the leading full service official... Read more
As the economy slows, ticket sales to some high profile events are beginning to take a hit as well. From Broadway musicals to sporting events such as NASCAR and Major League Baseball, slumping ticket sales have promoters questioning whether or not fears of a recession are putting the kibosh... Read more
Social networking goliath Myspace.com is aiming to take on Ticketmaster and Live Nation under a new plan to begin selling concert tickets. The website, which boasts millions of users, is reportedly looking for ways of improving sales figures beyond their main revenue generator of advertising. According to Bloomberg, besides... Read more
Mobile ticking continues to grow in North America. Rogers Wireless, Canada’s top cell phone company, recently announced an exclusive partnership with Live Nation to bring mobile ticketing to concerts in Canada. Rogers Wireless allows users with cell phones that support WAP 2.0 browsers to enter credit card information and... Read more
LONDON, ENGLAND (viagogo.com) April 2, 2008 – Following the sell-out, many fans will turn to the resale market to get their tickets on websites such as eBay. But unless they choose where to buy carefully, they run the risk of being defrauded. Not only could they lose their money,but... Read more
PITTSBURGH, PA – April 1, 2008 – ShowClix (www.showclix.com), a Pittsburgh-based live music search engine and online ticketing company, today released the latest version of its online ticketing solution, which now includes an innovative mobile ticketing service. ShowClix will officially debut the new mobile ticketing service at a concert... Read more