“FanMail Marketing & Front Gate Tickets Announce Partnership” Austin, TX (Front Gate Tickets) November 20, 2008 – Two industry leaders announced that they will combine forces today: FanMail Marketing and Front Gate Tickets have partnered to provide an enhanced Fan Relationship Management (FRM) and marketing software platform for ticketing... Read more
With speculation swirling throughout the industry that ticketing’s two top dogs, Ticketmaster Entertainment and StubHub may have settled a nearly two-year-old lawsuit between them, TicketNews has learned that Ticketmaster is separately seeking to seal a recent deposition in the case by President and CEO Sean Moriarty because of its... Read more
It is no secret that the ticketing industry, like other markets throughout the struggling economy, is dealing with plethora of financial and business issues, but TicketsNow President and CEO Cheryl Rosner believes that ticket companies should embrace the challenges. Rosner was one of several Chicago-area business leaders to offer... Read more
“TICKETMASTER TO POWER LIVE MUSIC TICKET SALES ON BILLBOARD.COM” New York City and West Hollywood, Calif. (Ticketmaster) November 19, 2008 – Billboard – the world’s premier music source, and Ticketmaster – the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company — today announced that they have joined forces to... Read more
“MARK SHAPIRO ELECTED TO LIVE NATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS” LOS ANGELES, CA (Live Nation) November 18, 2008 – Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) announced today that Mark Shapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, Inc., the world’s largest regional theme park company, has joined the company’s board of... Read more
For the second week in a row, Wicked and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets are the top two sellers overall. In TicketNews’s exclusive events rankings for the week ending November 16, the Christmas Spectacular, with a 6.24 power score, ranks close behind number one Wicked (6.83) in the Top... Read more
With the company’s stock price hovering around the $6 dollar range (symbol: TKTM), could Ticketmaster Entertainment, the world’s dominant ticket company, be ripe for a takeover? Or, could management be thinking of taking advantage of the low stock price to buy up the shares and take it private? Highly... Read more
EBay, and its subsidiary StubHub, this week announced that it was joining TicketNetwork in not allowing Inaugural tickets to be resold on any of its websites. The two companies are the first major ticket exchanges to make the move. Soon after Barack Obama was elected the nation’s 44th President,... Read more
Typically, Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment want to compete on the same level. But, this is one club that neither company wants to continue playing in. With Ticketmaster’s stock price (symbol: TKTM) slumped to below $6 per share less than three months from its all-time high of $27, Live... Read more
In a move designed in part to boost its public relations and possibly drive future sales, Ticketmaster Entertainment has begun to offer some concert tickets that it claims do not carry additional convenience fees. The admission by Ticketmaster President Sean Moriarty came Monday during the release of the company’s... Read more