Touring industry veteran Michael “Tom” Mooney, 64, died of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, CA, on June 15. Mooney began his entertainment career in 1974 after serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, when he joined impresario Bill Graham’s FM Productions in San Francisco and... Read more
Approximately 15-17 million people are searching the Ticketmaster website for tickets each month, and more often than not, people looking for tickets to popular and highly anticipated events are disappointed to find that tickets for their chosen event are no longer available through the company, according to Ticketmaster CEO... Read more
“RazorGator Interactive Group Names Seth Brody as Executive Vice President and General Manager, RazorGator” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire) June 19, 2008 — RazorGator Interactive Group, a leading full-service secondary ticket and event experience company in the sports and entertainment markets, announces the appointment of Seth Brody as Executive Vice... Read more
The case involving potential lobbying violations by Massachusetts accountant Richard Vitale has been referred to the state’s Attorney General’s office. Vitale, a close friend of Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, was allegedly paid $60,000 by the Massachusetts Association of Ticket Brokers for either lobbying or strategy efforts in 2007... Read more
“RazorGator Interactive Group Names Scott Roback as Vice President of Business Development, RazorGator” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire) June 17, 2008 — RazorGator Interactive Group, a leading full-service secondary ticket and event experience company in the sports and entertainment markets announces the appointment of former Yahoo executive, Scott Roback, as... Read more
In a move designed to muscle in on StubHub’s territory, TicketsNow today has begun to allow fans to directly list tickets for sale on its website for the first time. The initiative potentially will open the site up to hundreds of thousands of new resellers, and could help further... Read more
Social networking has become a key ingredient in marketing events and driving ticket sales, and three of this summer’s big music festivals clearly illustrate that. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza and All Points West have all adopted Gydget, a social marketing platform that allows music groups and other... Read more
Live Nation is starting to give its consumers more than just a concert these days. The company has started offering a “skip the line” promotion at four of its New York City venues: Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, Blender Theater at Gramercy, Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom and Roseland... Read more
By many accounts, the recent “fireside chat” meeting held for ticket brokers by Ticketmaster and new partner TicketsNow answered a lot of questions. But, one of the top concerns that continues to haunt some brokers is their belief that they are being frozen out of receiving access to premium... Read more
Are the Rolling Stones jumping ship to Live Nation from its longtime record label EMI? According to London’s Observer newspaper, the Stones are “close to clinching a deal with Live Nation” that would include marketing the band’s £3 million a year back-catalogue and future touring rights. Stones spokesperson Bernard... Read more