“Tickets.com Expands Its Arena Client List With the BOK Center in Tulsa” COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRNewswire) July 2, 2008 — Tickets.com, a leading worldwide provider of integrated ticketing solutions, has signed an exclusive, multi-year ticketing services agreement with the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The arena, which is owned... Read more
Following the leads of Madonna and Jay-Z, Latin superstar Shakira, currently one of the best-selling international artists in the world, is about to sign with the Artist division of Live Nation, according to Live Nation executives who have spoken to TicketNews. However, little else has been divulged. The New... Read more
New York Yankees tickets and Madonna tickets both ranked highly on the Overall Top Events chart for the week of June 23 – June 29, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. Though the hit musical Wicked remained the top overall event with a power score of 5.66, the Yankees... Read more
Following a wave of executive departures in recent months, TicketsNow is poised to add one back. The nation’s second-largest secondary ticket company behind StubHub, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings, is currently advertising for a new Vice President of Finance to fill the role vacated with the departure of Sridhar... Read more
As it moves closer to launching its own ticketing operation, Live Nation today announced it was promoting its ticketing division President Nathan Hubbard to CEO of the unit, and will fold LiveNation.com under the management of the division. The move comes on the heels of the unrelated, but distracting,... Read more
As part of an initiative to better connect with music fans, Live Nation has started a promotion with Hilton HHonors, one of the leading premiere hotel loyalty programs. The promotion allows HHonors members to get a complimentary general admission lawn to ticket to a Live Nation amphitheater concert, when... Read more
Expanding its national footprint, AEG Live has acquired ownership of the Philadelphia area’s premiere live music venue, The Keswick Theatre. All of the venue’s currently existing staff will be coming on board under the direction of Judith Herbst, general manager, and Roy Snyder, senior talent buyer, who will work... Read more
The ticketing giant Ticketmaster is getting ready to be spun off from its parent company InterActiveCorp, or IAC, in August and become a stand alone company. When they do, Ticketmaster will start with a debt of $750 million, a result of having to borrow money to pay a dividend... Read more
As the dominant ticket company in the world, Ticketmaster must dance with a lot of different partners, often with conflicting agendas, such as venues, artists, promoters, fan clubs, brokers and legislators. It can be a delicate balance for the company in order to keep its competitive edge, and from... Read more
In a decision that spells serious trouble for RMG Technologies’s broker software and could effectively bankrupt the company, Ticketmaster has won an $18.2 million judgment and permanent injunction against RMG, which bars the company from creating software that gives brokers an advantage in buying tickets from Ticketmaster. The judgment,... Read more