Ticketmaster will have a presence at some of the best-known shopping centers in the U.S. through a deal with Simon Property Group Inc., the country’s largest owner, developer and manager of high-quality shopping centers, in which Ticketmaster will have an on-mall retail location at Simon’s Gift Services Booth. The... Read more
“StubHub Named Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace for Virgin Mobile Festival, Offering Fans Premier VIP & Backstage Access” SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARKET WIRE) July 16, 2008 — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced it has forged a partnership to become the Official Fan to Fan Ticket... Read more
As the issue concerning Elton John tickets in Canada continues to swirl, Ticketmaster is reportedly denying any involvement in placing tickets to some of the upcoming Canadian shows on its TicketsNow subsidiary website. In recent days, Ticketmaster has faced considerable scrutiny over the matter, where premium Elton John tickets... Read more
“SEATWAVE APPOINTS MARTY POMPADUR AS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) July 14, 2008 – Seatwave, Europe’s largest fan-to-fan ticket exchange, today announces that it has appointed Marty Pompadur, Chairman of News Corp. Europe, as non-executive director to its board with immediate effect. Commenting on this appointment, Joe Cohen, Founder... Read more
Ticketmaster wants to help fans beat the scammers and ticket cheats, even if they get scammed on the company’s own subsidiary, TicketsNow. In a move that either shows its attempts to be fair, or simply an internet oversight, TicketsNow is listed among the choices for possible offenders in a... Read more
TicketNews has released its exclusive, weekly top events rankings for the week of July 7, and once again, the Jonas Brothers prove their value on the ticket market, taking the title of Top Concert Event and coming in close behind Wicked on the Top Events chart. For the fourth... Read more
Letter to the editor In a New York Post article, it appears as if Ken Sunshine was calling his boss Jon Bon Jovi a “lowlife.” This is the exact word he used to describe scalpers selling tickets to Bon Jovi’s free Central Park concert on eBay. Both Bon Jovi... Read more
Ticketmaster is finding itself embroiled in controversy North of the Border. The world’s dominant ticketing company is reportedly being criticized by some Canadian officials and concert fans as the country looks toward cracking down on ticket scalping. The critics are focusing primarily on upcoming Elton John shows in the... Read more
Bon Jovi was the top grossing touring draw for the first six months of 2008, generating $56.3 million from 39 shows, according to concert tracker Pollstar. Fellow New Jersey rockers Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band came in second at $40.8 million for 29 shows, followed by Van... Read more
“Industry’s Only Real-Time Ticket Resale Management Software to be Unveiled at Ticket Summit 2008” VERNON, CT (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) July 11, 2008 — TicketNetwork.com, the leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory and host to Ticket Summit 2008, the world’s largest gathering of ticketing professionals, today... Read more