Seeking to further expand its international presence, Live Nation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 65 percent controlling interest in Mirage Promotions, a leading promoter based in Dubai. Mirage annually stages a wide range of concerts, shows and events in Dubai and other cities in the... Read more
To our loyal readers, Since TicketNews’ inception, our team has worked diligently to broaden the content we offer, and enhance the way we deliver it to you. Our goal is to provide our readers with news, information, and resources related to the ticket industry in a clear and organized... Read more
Ticketmaster and StubHub continue to lead TicketNews’ exclusive industry power rankings of the nation’s top primary and secondary ticket sellers, respectively, a honor the two have shared for more than a year. According to the most recent power rankings, the two rivals are one (Ticketmaster) and two (StubHub) in... Read more
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