“U2 to Join Live Nation Artists” Los Angeles, CA (PR Newswire) Mon, Mar 31st 2008 Live Nation President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Rapino announced today that the company has reached an agreement in principle to enter into a 12-year global contractual relationship with U2, who will join the... Read more
In the wake of the Hannah Montana ticket fiasco, fingers have been pointed in various directions as people look for answers. But, one company has emerged as the villain, Pittsburgh-based RMG Technologies, whose software gives ticket brokers the ability to quickly navigate the Ticketmaster website and snatch up blocks... Read more
TicketNews has learned that several top officials at TicketsNow have left the company in an apparent corporate shakeup, including founder and chairman Mike Domek. Domek stepped down as CEO of the company last summer, but retained his chairmanship, following the appointment of former Expedia Corporate Travel president Cheryl Rosner... Read more
Since it was founded in 2004, the internet social community Facebook has changed how people connect with family and friends around the world, and now the launch of a new application will allow people to share their concert going experiences. ConcertAttack.com announced on this week that their new “Concert... Read more
It’s someone whose name has been associated with Big Government and politics for more than a half-century, but a little known fact about the late Ohio Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum is that he was also a ticket scalper. Metzenbaum, who died last week at age 90 was a trombone-playing,... Read more
Greg Bettinelli, an integral part of eBay’s and StubHub’s growth in the secondary ticket market as Director of Business Development, is leaving the company to join Live Nation in a similar role. According to an email TicketNews obtained that Bettinelli sent to colleagues, he will become the Executive Vice... Read more
Tennessee legislation aimed at making it easier for online consumers to buy tickets to high demand events has passed the State House of Representatives and is now moving forward to the State Senate Judiciary Committee. Linked to the now infamous Hannah Montana ticket debacle, the bill seeks to end... Read more
The proposed deal where Ticketmaster and Cablevision were going to buy about 49 percent of tour promoter AEG Live appears to be buckling under the weight of the acquisition’s complexity and may be called off, according to published reports. Whether the deal, reportedly worth about $200 million to AEG... Read more
Ticket scalpers in Missouri had their first major opportunity to legally resell tickets last week as the Big 12 Conference Championships descended on the state. However, despite the state legalizing ticket resale last year, several ticket scalpers learned the hard way that Missouri still has some rules pertaining to... Read more
A proposal that would have instituted new restrictions on Florida’s open-market ticket reselling law was shot down by a state House committee that decided to allow the unfettered market to continue. The Florida House Committee on Agribusiness earlier today voted down a proposal, HB 675, that called for, among... Read more