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
As fans log onto the internet looking for the best deals on tickets, they often end up with a flood of ticket websites leaving the consumer frustrated and scratching their heads. But now the new event comparison website BackstageBroker.com, which was launched earlier this month, is making the ticket... Read more
Ticketmaster and StubHub continued to dominate the primary and secondary ticket markets, respectively, for February, placing first in their categories on TicketNews’ weekly rankings. In the realm of primary online ticket sales, Ticketmaster was joined near the top of the rankings by LiveNation, who spent the month sitting in... Read more
Live Nation this week announced separate deals in two states as it continues its aggressive moves to ward off rival Ticketmaster. The first deal helps the live music giant establish a stronger foothold in the New Jersey music market as Live Nation becomes the exclusive promoter of Asbury Park’s... Read more
A new report by media observer Juniper Research estimates that 208 million users will have purchased more than 2.6 billion mobile tickets via their cellular phones by 2011. The technology is still developing, but in short, the company believes that there will soon be a proliferation of tickets sold... Read more
TicketNetwork, one of the secondary market’s leading sources for ticket inventory, recently launched a second, new Affiliate Program for ticket sellers, which joins the one powered by Kowabunga. The new program is powered by Commission Junction and gives affiliates, also known as publishers, two options for the type of... Read more