SeatGeek Partners With Arrive To Help Reduce Traffic, Event Parking Issues
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced a partnership with Arrive, the powered parking company, to help ease traffic at live events. Eventgoers will now have the ability to find and purchase parking ahead of an event to help them reach their seats on time and alleviate massive amounts of... Read more
StubHub Appoints Dan Jones As Vice President of International
StubHub revealed that Dan Jones, the former Senior Vice President at Ancestry, will fill the role as Vice President of International. Jones will be based in Madrid and oversee EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. In his previous role at the genealogy website, he also served as General... Read more
Panthers Fans Frustrated With New Ticket Policy at Preseason Game
Mobile tickets have been causing more and more issues at sports games across the country, so essentially, Panthers fans were frustrated with the new ticket policy at the team’s first preseason home game over the weekend. During the game on Friday night at Charlotte’s Bank of America stadium, officials... Read more
e-ticket Vulnerability Exposes Personal Data of British Airways Customers
The live event scene is slowly switching from print tickets to digital. The entire NFL has gone mobile, NHL and MLB teams are following suite, and a majority of concert venues only accept mobile tickets for entry. For years, the industry has been pushing the idea that e-tickets are... Read more
StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Live Nation Finland Appoints Sony Alum as New CEO
Live Nation Finland has announced Tomi Saarinen as its new CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Nina Castren, who is departing the company for health reasons. Saarinen was formerly marketing director of Sony Music Finland and has worked at Finnish radio stations YLeX and NJR, according to IQ Magazine. “It’s great... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
Live Nation/TM Partner with Hertz in Australia, New Zealand Markets
Live Nation and Ticketmaster Australasia, both Live Nation Entertainment companies, has announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Hertz to become the exclusive car rental brand partner across Australia and New Zealand. Ticketmaster and Live Nation fans in both countries will be provided with special Hertz offers. In addition, Hertz... Read more
Promoter Accused of Running With Money From Cancelled Toby Keith Show
A benefit concert for veterans was slated to take place in Illinois earlier this month starring Toby Keith, but the gig was abruptly cancelled after the promoter ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at Boomers... Read more
Former TicketFly Exec, Eventbrite VP Moves to Prism.fm
Tom Ewald, the ticketing veteran known for his experience at Ticketfly and Eventbrite, has moved to the promoter software startup Prism.fm. Ewald first joined Ticketfly in 2009 after working for Ticketmaster and Ticketweb. He was one of the company’s first employees and oversaw sales before it was purchased by... Read more