Nebraska lawmakers are in the midst of proposing two separate bills in response to the Hannah Montana ticket controversy. Under current state law, there are no price stipulations on resold tickets, however, the city of Omaha has an ordinance which makes it illegal to resell tickets within a half... Read more
Live Nation announced this week that was teaming up with financial powerhouse Citi under a marketing alliance that will leverage Live Nation’s new, integrated music platform and make Citi the official credit card company for the burgeoning live music empire. Citi customers will now have an exclusive menu of... Read more
Hot on the heels of its planned acquisition of secondary ticket reseller TicketsNow, Ticketmaster is continuing its aggressive charge into the secondary ticketing market by announcing late Monday that it was buying British secondary ticket reseller Get Me In. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move... Read more
Flash Seats and Vertical Alliance announced the merger of their companies to form Veritix, at the INTIX annual ticketing conference Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in Chicago. The new company combines Flash Seats’ electronic secondary ticketing and relationship marketing tools with Vertical Alliance’s advanced primary ticketing technology. “The integration of the... Read more
Sold out shows provide an opportunity for brokers in the secondary ticket market, but finding available tickets is a large part of the struggle that brokers face. However, they now have a powerful new tool at their disposal. TicketToolShed.com (TTS), is a website that alerts visitors to new ticket... Read more
Michael Cohl, a pioneer in the touring business, has been elected Live Nation‘s Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Cohl was previously vice chairman, serving as a member of Live Nation’s board of directors since May 2006, and he replaces Randall Mays, who remains on the board. In addition,... Read more
Following the crash of the online ticket sales of the Colorado Rockies, the state of Colorado is making a push to establish new regulations on ticket sales. The crash was blamed on what Rockies officials described as a “malicious attack” on their ticketing operation. Published reports have blamed the... Read more
A board shuffling has taken place at Live Nation. Right on the heels of Michael Cohl’s ascendancy to chairman of the board at the company, replacing Randall Mays, Mark P. Mays, Randall’s brother, and Timothy P. Sullivan resigned from the board of directors, effective Feb. 4, according to a... Read more
In a recent conference call with investors, IAC/InterActiveCorp, parent company to Ticketmaster, suggested that their Ticketmaster unit was unlikely to show significant growth in the first quarter compared to an unexpectedly strong first quarter last year. This was hardly good news following IAC’s $370 million loss in the fourth... Read more
Siegfried & Roy, for years one of Las Vegas’ premiere draws, plan to come out of retirement in February 2009 for the 13th annual “Keep Memory Alive” Alzheimer’s benefit for the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. The appearance will mark the duo’s first return to the stage since Roy Horn... Read more