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
An investigation into ticket scalping (known as “touting” in the UK) at English Premier League football clubs has resulted in an arrest this week outside Manchester United’s soccer stadium. A 32-year-old man from Blackburn, Lancashire was arrested on suspicion of fraud, ticket touting and money laundering, ahead of the... Read more
The Police were recently voted Major Tour of the Year at the 19th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards which honors the cream of the concert business — talent, venues, executives and concert production companies — for their accomplishments in 2007. Ticketing company of the year is conspicuously missing because... Read more
For every large stadium or arena, there are more than a few smaller venues that also book important acts, and TicketTrunk.com is a new website catering to those smaller facilities that don’t have a chance of listing their tickets with industry giants like Ticketmaster. It was started in November... Read more
Tix Corp., which acquired anyevents.com and Exhibit Merchandising last year, continues to grow its live entertainment business with the purchase of show producer Magic Arts and Entertainment — Florida, Inc. for $1.5 million in cash and 476,000 shares of restricted stock. Magic Arts currently produces major live events and... Read more
Although they might be taking lessons in sorcery at Shiz University, Glinda and Elphaba of the hit musical Wicked certainly do not need any further instruction when it comes to selling tickets. The witches once again found themselves atop the list of best selling events for the week of... Read more
While the loss was less than for the same period a year ago, concert promoter Live Nation today, Feb. 28, said it posted a net loss of $18.4 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007, or 25 cent per share. According the Associated Press, the company said the... Read more