Research Tool Shows On Fire Helps Brokers, Fans Stay Updated On Tours
Shows on Fire, a research tool that helps fans and brokers find the hottest shows and tours, just launched today. The platform provides real-time data of current and upcoming tours right when they are announced via social media engagement. While it is aimed toward brokers who use data and... Read more
New Study Shows Facial Recognition Technology Is Racially Biased
Artists and fans have been fighting the idea of facial recognition over the past few years, and now, a new study has revealed that the technology can be racially biased. According to the federal study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology this past December, which was... Read more
AEG Announces Festicket As Official Partner For 2020 UK Festivals
AEG announced a deal this week naming Festicket as the official ticketing partner for festivals BST Hyde Park and All Points East. Festivalgoers will be able to purchase tickets and exclusive travel packages for All Points East, set to be headlined by Tame Impala at Victoria Park, along with... Read more
Euro 2020 VIP Tickets To Be Sold Using Blockchain
The UEFA has joined forces with Ethereal mobile wallet provider AlphaWallet to sell 20,000 VIP tickets for the UEFA Euro 2020 through blockchain technology. This is the second time that AlphaWallet will be working with football after partnering with Shankai, the Chinese sports organization, for the FIFA World Cup.... Read more
Endeavor Acquires Majority Stake In On Location Experiences
Endeavor, the global sports and entertainment agency, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the premium hospitality company On Location Experiences for $660 million, SportsBusiness reports. The agency reportedly acquired two separate shareholdings for 33 percent each — one held by Redbird Capital and the other by... Read more
Theatergoers’ Guide To Shows Opening On Broadway In 2020
It’s officially 2020, which means a handful of shows are heading to Broadway this year. Over the past year, dozens of records were broken on the Great White Way. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hit the stage, dominating sales with over $2 million and becoming the top-grossing play... Read more
Report: Regulators May Prevent Live Nation Owner’s Bid to Buy iHeart Radio
Billionaire John Malone, owner of Liberty Media, plans to acquire iHeartRadio, leaving the Department of Justice wondering if it should intervene. According to the New York Post, sources say that lawyers for the DOJ are scheduled to look into the merger and any potential anti-competitive implications that may follow... Read more
Lady Gaga May Extend Her Las Vegas Residency Through 2021
Lady Gaga is currently performing on her highly-acclaimed Las Vegas Residency, and it seems like she may be sticking around in Sin City for a bit longer. During a show at the Park Theater at Park MGM over the weekend, she reportedly told the crowd that she planned on... Read more
Woman’s Tickets Unknowingly Transferred From Ticketmaster Account
A woman is Salt Lake City was excited to score ticks to see Blake Shelton – only to have the tickets unknowingly vanish from her Ticketmaster account. According to KUTV, Jan Wilkinson of North Salt Lake had asked her daughter, Mindi Davidson, to purchase a pair of tickets to... Read more
Live Nation: Raising Ticket Prices Could Be A ‘Huge Opportunity’
While fans are often blindsided by outrageous ticket prices, the ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment only expects prices to increase in the future. Michael Rapino, the Chief Executive at Live Nation, recently explained to Liberty Media Corp. investors that concert tickets are an “incredible bargain” for live event fans.... Read more