Eventbrite Plans to Lay Off 8% of Staff; Outsource Other Roles
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) has decided to shrink its workforce, announcing this week that it planned to lay off about 8% of its staff. The company will also relocate approximately 30 percent of the jobs that remain to other countries – including the majority of its customer support and operations... Read more
Ticketing Startup Backed by A-Rod, Marc Lore Launched
Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and business partner Marc Lore have announced a $20 million funding round for a ticketing and fan experience business that they intend to launch to take on Live Nation Entertainment’s Ticketmaster brand. The duo say the startup, called Jump, has secured a total of... Read more
Ticketmaster Announced as Major League Soccer Ticketing Partner
Ticketmaster and Major League Soccer (MLS) announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing giant the official ticketing partner of the top level of North American soccer. SeatGeek had previously served as the Official Ticketing Partner of the MLS, a deal that... Read more
Is Beyonce’s Tour Another Dynamic Ticket Price Mess?
Following the messy presale for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dates last year, Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster have been specifically warned about their next high-profile tour sale – but it looks like things are going poorly once again. Rather than a scene of melting down servers due to peak... Read more
European Politicians Call For Investigation Of Ticketmaster
Netherland’s annual music festival Lowlands’ banning the resale of its tickets through ticketing platforms other than Ticketmaster has presented the Live Nation-owned ticketing giant with a problem. Parliamentary parties SP, GroenLinks, and PvdD, along with multiple economists, ask the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to investigate Ticketmaster... Read more
Live Nation Argues Taylor Swift Lawsuits Must Be Arbitrated
Live Nation Entertainment and its ticketing subsidiary Ticketmaster are looking to have lawsuits from consumers angry over the messy Taylor Swift Eras Tour ticket sales process kicked out of court and into private arbitration, according to a court filing Friday reported by Reuters. The entertainment giant, which faces numerous... Read more
Nas & Wu Tang Clan Plot More NY State of Mind Tour Dates
Fresh off a triumphant show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Nas released plans to once again tour with the Wu Tang Clan in 2023. The New York State of Mind tour will bring the rap legends to three continents from May through the fall. The Saga Continues... Read more
Consumer Groups Launch Campaign for Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights
A coalition of consumer advocacy groups have launched a campaign for what they are calling a “Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights” – legislation that would support consumer rights and transparency for event ticketing. The groups – the Consumer Federation of America, Fan Freedom, National Consumers League, Protect Ticket Rights,... Read more
Vivid Seats Slams Ticketmaster-Backed Colorado Bill in Memo
Vivid Seats came out strongly in opposition to proposed legislation in Colorado that Ticketmaster and Live Nation are pushing to get passed. The Bill, Senate Bill 60, has already seen pushback from consumer rights advocates over the way it would reshape the ticket regulations in the state, but was... Read more
SeatGeek Signs Resale Ticketing Deal With Major League Baseball
SeatGeek is coming on board as the Official Ticket Marketplace of Major League Baseball, announcing a deal with the league as the 2023 season’s spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona. The move makes the ticketing platform an official integrated ticketing partner of all 30 clubs in the... Read more