A board shuffling has taken place at Live Nation. Right on the heels of Michael Cohl’s ascendancy to chairman of the board at the company, replacing Randall Mays, Mark P. Mays, Randall’s brother, and Timothy P. Sullivan resigned from the board of directors, effective Feb. 4, according to a... Read more
In a recent conference call with investors, IAC/InterActiveCorp, parent company to Ticketmaster, suggested that their Ticketmaster unit was unlikely to show significant growth in the first quarter compared to an unexpectedly strong first quarter last year. This was hardly good news following IAC’s $370 million loss in the fourth... Read more
Siegfried & Roy, for years one of Las Vegas’ premiere draws, plan to come out of retirement in February 2009 for the 13th annual “Keep Memory Alive” Alzheimer’s benefit for the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. The appearance will mark the duo’s first return to the stage since Roy Horn... Read more
North Carolina’s State Legislature, setting aside a previous proposal that would have made online ticket resell more difficult, is currently debating a bill that would loosen the restrictions on online ticket resale within the state. Under current state law, it is illegal to resell a ticket for greater than... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Several top floors of the 12-year-old Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas were on fire this afternoon, and at least three fire departments have been deployed to the scene. The fire was reported at about 11am local time, and while no injuries were... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Tix4Tonight, the Las Vegas-based discount ticketer owned by Tix Corporation, continues on its roll of breaking its own records. It has now reported a new record for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2007 with sales of $10.9 million, up 50% over the... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Live Nation has finally divulged its new ticketing initiative effective Jan. 1, 2009 after its contract with Ticketmaster for most of its venues ends the day before. The House of Blues contract expires Dec. 31, 2009. Live Nation has entered into a 10-year... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner The frenzy caused by the lack of tickets to Hannah Montana Fan Club members will now be played out in the courts as a national class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of New Jersey parent Kerry Inman and anyone who joined... Read more
By Stacey Willets When the StubHub/MLB partnership was announced, it seemed a sure sign that primary and secondary ticket sellers could not only peacefully coexist, but could also forge harmonious strategic relationships. Both before and after news of the deal, industry insiders predicted a blurring of the lines between... Read more
By Stacey Willets Four years after opening, Wicked is still theatre’s hottest production, turning the classic story of The Wizard of Oz on its head by painting the Wicked Witch of the West as the central and sympathetic character. When it comes to more-misunderstood-than-evil Elphaba, ticket-buyers are all for... Read more