Live Nation, AEG Back-Off From Facial Technology Plans At Festivals
Concertgoers were frustrated to hear that Live Nation and AEG were considering the use of facial recognition at concerts and festivals, but now, the promoters have taken a step back. Both live-entertainment giants disavowed any plans to use facial recognition at music festivals, and now, the musicians are declaring... Read more
TicketSocket Appoints Industry Professional Mark Hodgkin As Executive VP Of Product Innovation
The leading innovator in white label ticketing solutions, TicketSocket, has announced the appointment of the industry professional Mark Hodgkin as the new Executive Vice President of Product Innovation amid the company’s continued growth. Hodgkin has more than 10 years of technology and sports experience. In his new role, he... Read more
Buffalo Bills Stand Alone Against NFL Mobile-Only Policy
While Ticketmaster and the National Football League continue to force consumers into mobile-only ticketing options as a matter of course, there remains one team where fans are allowed the choice for a ticket that isn’t locked to their phone: the Buffalo Bills. When asked why, a team official commented... Read more
TicketCMS Offering Limited-Time 57% Off Customized Websites
Automated Ticket Broker Solutions (ATBS), which provides website and marketing services helping power ticket resale businesses, has announced a special deal on its brand new ticketCMS product, valid through October 31st. Customers seeking an out of the box ticketing website can save 57% for their ticketCMS, which can launch... Read more
Concert promoter giant Live Nation just revealed a multi-year exclusive deal with Nashville’s The Basement East. The intimate venue, known as “The Beast,” opened in 2015 and is co-owned by Dave Brown and Mike Grimes. It is the sister venue to The Basement, with a capacity of 400. Live... Read more
Anytickets Announces $40 Million Line of Credit for Partner Program
Anytickets.com has announced the closing of a new credit line secured through Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in the amount of $40 million – to be used primarily to expand and improve its partner program, which has driven 200% growth for the company since its inception in 2017. “A lot... Read more
Sports Events 365 To Demonstrate New Supplier Interface For Ticket Vendors
The global ticketing site, Sports Events 365, is ready to share a new supplier interface to major ticket vendors at the World Trade Market in London this November. The interface, which was introduced this past summer, has allowed travel agencies, tour operators, and other travel customers to receive immediate... Read more
Influenced by Ticketmaster, Michigan State Senate Picking Winners
Updated 1:43PM Friday October 25 A pair of bills currently under consideration by the Michigan legislature go a long way towards correcting some antiquated code in the state. Unfortunately, lobbying efforts by some of the largest entertainment corporations in the world look to be pushing the language into places... Read more
Eventbrite Clients Express Anger Over Friday Outage
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) saw a lengthy outage in service on Friday, impacting many clients and their ability to sell tickets, according to multiple outlets. The outage was caused by a malfunction of a feed that populates events on sale in the Eventbrite system to individual venue websites, according to... Read more
The Lack of Foresight Behind Attempted Ticket Resale Endgame
by Eric Fuller Battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong -For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield Sometimes, in the search for incremental profit, entire businesses are destroyed. Some people call this stepping over dollars to pick up dimes. Some call it simple greed. Others, perhaps with... Read more