The Better Ticketing Association (BTA), a membership organization that provides services and resources to ticket brokers, this week signed another partnership agreement, this time with ticket memorabilia emporium That’s My Ticket. That’s My Ticket is an officially licensed provider of MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA and NASCAR merchandise including ticket... Read more
With a plan that includes aggressive expansion into the secondary and international markets, and $35 million in cost-cutting moves, Ticketmaster believes it has positioned itself to weather the loss of Live Nation’s business in 2009. During an analyst conference call this week, Ticketmaster elaborated on some of its thinking... Read more
“KROENKE SPORTS ENTERPRISES TO MOVE TICKETING OPERATIONS FOR PEPSI CENTER, DENVER NUGGETS AND COLORADO AVALANCHE TO VERITIX IN 2009” Denver, CO (Veritix) July 30, 2008 – Kroenke Sports Enterprises announced today that it has extended its long-term partnership with Cleveland-based Veritix, the sports and entertainment industry’s leader in digital... Read more
The long proposed merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio has finally been realized on July 29 with the new company to be known as Sirius XM Radio, Inc. XM shareholders will receive 4.6 shares of Sirius common stock for each share of XM. As promised when... Read more
“TicketNetwork Direct Partners with Orbitz to Distribute Event Tickets” Vernon, CT (TicketNetwork) July 25, 2008 – TicketNetwork, a leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, today announced that Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) has partnered with TicketNetwork Direct to provide Orbitz customers with the option to buy tickets to events... Read more
Jason Green has been named general manager of the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, TX, where he will be will be responsible for the venue’s day-to-day operations, including the Central Pavilion Arena, two 50,000 sq. ft exhibit halls, a 20,000 sq. ft. ballroom and an open air... Read more
TicketNews’ top-selling events rankings for the week of July 21 released today show the Eagles perched atop the Top Combined Events and Top Concert Events charts for the first time. Promoting their album “Long Road Out of Eden,” the Eagles are number one with a 4.54 power score, slightly... Read more
“LIANA FARNHAM NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, CONCERT MARKETING, MSG ENTERTAINMENT” New York, NY (MSG Entertainment) July 28, 2008 – MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announced today that Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, where she will oversee the marketing of all concerts, family shows and attractions in New York,... Read more
Among the first things any ticket broker should do when developing or expanding their business is to hire an attorney to help them navigate the choppy waters of commerce, according to panelists during a discussion on tickets and the law at Ticket Summit 2008 in Las Vegas over the... Read more
“viagogo signs exclusive deal with promoter to sell VIP tickets for 1Life concerts” London, England (FREAUD COUMMUNICATIONS) July 25, 2008 – viagogo has signed an exclusive deal with Question Mark Entertainment to become the Official VIP and Premium Ticketing Partner for the 1Life charity concerts in Manchester and Newcastle... Read more