By Alfred Branch, Jr. Several top floors of the 12-year-old Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas were on fire this afternoon, and at least three fire departments have been deployed to the scene. The fire was reported at about 11am local time, and while no injuries were... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Tix4Tonight, the Las Vegas-based discount ticketer owned by Tix Corporation, continues on its roll of breaking its own records. It has now reported a new record for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2007 with sales of $10.9 million, up 50% over the... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Live Nation has finally divulged its new ticketing initiative effective Jan. 1, 2009 after its contract with Ticketmaster for most of its venues ends the day before. The House of Blues contract expires Dec. 31, 2009. Live Nation has entered into a 10-year... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner The frenzy caused by the lack of tickets to Hannah Montana Fan Club members will now be played out in the courts as a national class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of New Jersey parent Kerry Inman and anyone who joined... Read more
By Stacey Willets When the StubHub/MLB partnership was announced, it seemed a sure sign that primary and secondary ticket sellers could not only peacefully coexist, but could also forge harmonious strategic relationships. Both before and after news of the deal, industry insiders predicted a blurring of the lines between... Read more
By Stacey Willets Four years after opening, Wicked is still theatre’s hottest production, turning the classic story of The Wizard of Oz on its head by painting the Wicked Witch of the West as the central and sympathetic character. When it comes to more-misunderstood-than-evil Elphaba, ticket-buyers are all for... Read more
By Stacey Willets Ever since word broke that Live Nation would be parting ways with Ticketmaster and will soon get into their own primary and secondary ticketing operations, the industry has waited to see who the promoter would partner with. A few weeks ago it was reported that the... Read more
Madonna is close to making A-Rod money. The Material Girl and Live Nation are reportedly close to signing a 10-year, $120 million contract which calls for Madonna to deliver three studio albums and for Live Nation to exclusively promote the singer’s tours, sell merchandise and license her name. Though... Read more

Hannah Montana Havoc

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By Stacey Willets It’s been a rough week for the ticketing industry. If you expected the outrage over record-breaking Hannah Montana sell-outs would just blow over, think again. Empty-handed parents left struggling to understand how their best efforts resulted in broken promises are prompted to ask What exactly is... Read more
By Stacey Willets Ticketmaster created its TicketExchange. eBay acquired StubHub! London-based viagogo appeared stateside. Tickets.com partnered with RazorGator. Now Telecharge.com is dabbling in auctioning premium seats and Live Nation wants to try its hand not only at its own primary ticketing, but also ticket resale. Who isn’t getting into... Read more