Dynasty Sports and Entertainment, AutoProcessor Rebrand as Logitix
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment and Auto Processor have announced a rebrand, launching anew as Logitix. The rebrand comes at a time when ticketing seeks to find its rebound from the COVID pandemic and the related near-full halt on live entertainment. Dynasty executives Jon Katz and Greg Nortman are leading... Read more
StubHub Co-Founder Pushes CMA to Force Viagogo to Sell – to Him
Stubhub co-founder Jeff Fluhr has an interesting pitch to the Competition and Markets Authority over what the regulator should do about Viagogo’s purchase of StubHub: sell his old company back to him. Fluhr wrote a public comment to the CMA as part of the ongoing competition probe involving Viagogo’s... Read more
Chase Rice Proposes Distance and No-Distance Sections at Shows
Chase Rice provided a new take on how to bring live music back, proposing that concerts could have two sections for fans holding different perspectives on the COVID pandemic and risk of attending a show. One section can keep social distance rules in place, while another section would allow... Read more
AXS Head Says Tickets Shouldn’t be Tied to Consumer COVID Status
After watching Ticketmaster refute a report that it would be tying access to events to consumer personal health data following a blistering negative reaction, AXS boss Bryan Perez says his company isn’t planning to do so either. The company is searching for any way that it can improve fan... Read more
Houston Dynamo FC, Dash, BBVA Stadium Sign With SeatGeek
SeatGeek will be the primary ticketing agency for the Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, and BBCA Stadium, beginning with the 2021 season. The announcement was published on Thursday, the second announcement of a high profile primary ticketing deal for SeatGeek in as many weeks, coming on the heels of... Read more
Fans Hesitant to Attend Games Without COVID Vaccine: Survey
A survey conducted by Seton Hall University’s Sharkey Institute showed that a majority of Americans are hesitant to attend events in-person until there is a COVID vaccine. Two thirds said they would not attend an indoor event prior to a vaccine, regardless of social distancing measures in place. Slightly... Read more
Florida Georgia Line Sign Exclusive Touring Deal With Live Nation
Florida Georgia Line signed a deal with Live Nation, according to multiple reports. The duo signed with Live Nation for multiple years in a deal that will cover all North American tours. “This past year has given us a chance to spend more time writing, producing, and being creative,... Read more
Eventbrite Acquires Event Creator Marketing Toolkit ToneDen
Eventbrite has acquired ToneDen, adding the marketing system to its portfolio as performances remain largely on hold amid the pandemic. ToneDen assists event creators and organzers with growing their followings on Spotify using targeted Instagram and other social media ads. “Today, I’m thrilled to announced that ToneDen has been... Read more
Houston Dave Chappelle Shows to Require Negative COVID-19 Test
Fans hoping to attend a set of performances by comic Dave Chappelle this weekend in Houston will need to add a COVID-19 test to their plans. The standup is requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for admission to the performances, which take place at House of Blues in the... Read more
Ticketmaster Walks Back COVID Requirements After Fierce Backlash
A report on Ticketmaster’s purported plans to tie event access to personal health data set the company into damage control mode over the weekend. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned giant issued “clarifications” over the policy, which drew sharp criticism from some who viewed it as invasive and rife for potential... Read more