“Music Manager Guy Oseary Joins viagogo’s Advisory Board” London, ENG (viagogo) October 15, 2008 – Guy Oseary, who manages such music industry stars as Madonna and Lenny Kravitz, is joining viagogo’s advisory board. Mr Oseary will bring his considerable knowledge of the entertainment business to viagogo as it continues... Read more
As the January launch of its ticketing operation draws closer, Live Nation has added another jewel to its roster of venues, New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. The mid-size, 3,200-capacity venue, considered one of the premiere facilities for its size in the city, hosts more than 100 shows and draws... Read more
According to TicketNews’s exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 12, Madison Square Garden (MSG) stays on top for the fifth week in a row. Power scoring an impressive 4.13 this week, MSG continues to enjoy robust ticket sales for shows by artists like AC/DC and Tina... Read more
Live Nation continues to stockpile talent as it draws closer to launching its new ticketing operation next year. Cole Gahagan, former Senior Vice President of Marketing for Veritix, has left that company for a new job at Live Nation as Senior Vice President, Client Development and Strategy. Gahagan told... Read more
For the fourth straight week AC/DC outsold the rest, according to TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending October 12. The band is ranked number one overall with a 6.5 power score, ahead of Wicked and its 5.61 power score. Madonna, who began the North American leg... Read more
Canadian travel and ticket company Roadtrips.com is being sued by Texas attorney James Moriarty on behalf of more than 100 allegedly aggrieved ticket buyers who did not receive tickets they ordered from the company to the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies. The class action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court... Read more
“YAHOO! AND TICKETMASTER TO OFFER TICKETS TO INTERNET’S LARGEST SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AUDIENCE” WEST HOLLYWOOD and SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Ticketmaster, Yahoo!) October 7, 2008 –Ticketmaster (NASDAQ:TKTM) and Yahoo!, Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced a partnership that makes it easier than ever for Yahoo! users to find tickets to live events. Yahoo!... Read more
“Venues and Artists Leverage Veritix’s Patented Digital Ticketing and Transfer Technology” Cleveland OH (Veritix) October 7, 2008 – Artists, sports teams and venue operators are discovering the revolutionary advantages in using Veritix’s exclusive and patented Flash Seats® digital ticketing, including revenue generation and marketing capabilities, that are not available... Read more
StubHub sent out an email today, October 6, to an unknown number of large volume ticket sellers warning them that the company was experiencing some technical problems with confirmation of some orders. Details of the problems were not immediately available, but according to the email StubHub was working diligently... Read more
With Congress in the midst of debating the economic bailout package, and with talk of a recession still lingering in the air, publicly traded ticket and entertainment companies are watching as the values of their stocks continue to slide. In addition, nervousness is beginning to ramp up among brokers... Read more