By Alfred Branch, Jr. Ticketmaster announced Monday it was buying ticketing software company Paciolan for an undisclosed amount, but not before federal regulators review the deal to see if it violates any anti-trust issues. Either the Federal Trade Commission or the Anti-Trust Division of the Department of Justice will... Read more
LED ZEPPELIN TO REUNITE Rock legends LED ZEPPELIN will reportedly reunite for a one-off memorial concert in honour of their late record boss before embarking on a world tour. The Whole Lotta Love hitmakers have only performed a handful of concerts, including Live Aid in 1985, since their split... Read more
By Stacey Willets Ticketmaster feels the heat in TicketNews.com’s exclusive weekly Top Ten Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 6/19/07, released this morning. Here is a quick taste of where all the websites stand. Ticketmaster may be the industry’s ticketing giant, but they... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com releases its exclusive weekly Top Ten Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 5/22/07 this morning. Here is a quick taste of where the websites stand. This week’s Primary Sellers maintain their formation like ducks in a row. The top... Read more
A North Carolina bill would allow Internet resale of tickets provided the operators of the web sites guarantee a refund if the event is canceled, the ticket is counterfeit or if the customer does not receive the ticket. If the bill becomes a law, the effective start date for... Read more
Ticketmaster is working with Apple in the US, offering free song downloads to customers buying gig and event tickets. The online booking service is offering every online ticket buyer access to a ten-song sampler of songs from emerging artists, and will offer a free iTunes download of a customer’s... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews.com A Bakersfield, CA man named Michael Freedman may have lost a dispute between him and ticket broker Pete Kennedy, owner of Pete’s Seats, for which he sought $420 in damages before television’s Judge Joe Brown. Kennedy and Freedman are scheduled to appear in a... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews.com Ticketmaster warned rival StubHub! on five separate occasions that it believed the upstart was violating its exclusive contracts between venues and Ticketmaster, only to be virtually ignored every time, according to Ticketmaster’s 77-page lawsuit against StubHub! obtained by Ticketnews.com. The brief, filed last week... Read more