Richard Vitale, the Massachusetts accountant and close friend to the state’s House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, has been called to testify at a public hearing Thursday, June 5, about his lobbying efforts on behalf of Massachusetts ticket brokers. Whether Vitale will show up, however, was still unknown earlier today. According... Read more
“New TicketCity Website Helps Users Find the Best Ticket Values in Secondary Ticketing Market” Austin, TX (Marketwire) June 4, 2008 – The online ticket business is booming. A recent Forester survey of 360,000 internet ticket buying consumers revealed an estimated $3 billion was spent on tickets. Of the $3... Read more
RMG Technologies, which has been in the crosshairs of angry public reaction for months because of its ticket broker software, dodged a bullet this week when a federal lawsuit against the company was “dismissed without prejudice” because the complainant is preparing to shift his focus toward other companies. The... Read more
“Web’s Largest Event Management & Ticketing Site also Launches Next Generation Services to Support Business Momentum” San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 3, 2008 — Eventbrite.com, the leading self-service online event management and ticketing site, today announced it has secured its first round of external financing led by The European... Read more
“Accertify Receives Funding from Intel Capital” Santa Clara, CA (Accertify) – June 3, 2008 Accertify™, a provider of fraud prevention solutions to online retailers, announced today that it has received funding from Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization. Accertify, based in Chicago, IL, will use the funds to expand... Read more
“SEATWAVE APPOINTS VAN DER WAL AS CFO AND KEY MEMBER OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT TEAM” London, England (Seatwave) — June 2, 2008 Seatwave, Europe’s largest fan-to-fan ticket exchange for sports, music and other live events, today announced the appointment of Aksel van der Wal as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.... Read more
Madonna tickets outsold all other competition for the week of May 26 – June 1, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive weekly rankings. With a power score of 7.85, the Material Girl climbed from third place to become the overall top event for this week. Though Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet... Read more
Residents of Tulsa, OK may soon find it difficult to resell tickets, because the city council is in the process of drafting an ordinance which would make it illegal to resell tickets within city limits. Under the Oklahoma State Constitution, it is up to individual cities within the state... Read more
“LIVENATION.COM LAUNCHES NEW CONCERT TOOL USING FACEBOOK® PLATFORM” Los Angeles, CA (Live Nation) May 29, 2008 – LiveNation.com, the online destination of the world’s largest live music company, revealed today a new concert and event application that extends My Live Nation’s global concert search engine capabilities onto the Facebook... Read more
In an unprecedented effort to increase security at this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing, tickets for the opening and closing night ceremonies are being embedded with microchips containing the ticket holder’s photo, passport information, address, e-mail and telephone numbers, according to officials. Organizers hope the increased surveillance will deter... Read more