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Warriors Ask Fans to Give Billionaires 30-Year Interest-Free Loans
Have you ever had an overwhelming desire to fork over thousands of dollars to someone far richer than you? If you’re a basketball fan in the tech-paradise of San Francisco, today appears to be your lucky day! The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, set to move from Oakland... Read more
Paperless Ticketing Among Ticketmaster Targets in NY Talks
The long and winding road into the future of ticketing in New York got underway on Thursday in Albany, as members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office met with representatives from the industry. According to the New York Daily News, Ticketmaster tipped its hand, passing a list of its priorities... Read more
Treating Fans Poorly: A Primer From The Denver Broncos
What happens when a season ticket holder has major life events come up and cripple their ability to make it to the stadium? How about if they use the team-endorsed reselling platform to part ways with their seats for each game? In the instance of Jim Hayes and his... Read more
Coalition for Ticket Fairness Prepares for New York Battle
While battles are waged every year in state houses across the United States, certain locations are key to the industry. New York, home to Broadway and famed venues like Madison Square Garden, Jones Beach Amphitheater, and Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, is one such place. 2018 is shaping to be a... Read more
Kenny Rogers Plans Farewell Concert in October
It looks like, after decades in the industry, the Gambler is ready to cash out. Kenny Rogers has announced that he will perform for the final time on October 25th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The concert will cap a 60-year career that saw the singer sell over 100 million... Read more
Sheeran Plays Villain, Cancels 10K Tickets to UK Shows
A day after appearing in the armor of the loathed Lannisters in the season premier of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ed Sheeran played the villain in real life. The singer’s management has cancelled thousands of tickets to his upcoming UK tours, claiming that they violated his stringent policies aimed... Read more
Warner Buys Songkick App, Name; Ticketing Remains Independent
Warner Music Group has purchased Songkick’s concert-recommendation business and name, according to a deal announced Friday and reported by the New York Times. The ticketing end of Songkick’s business will remain independent, under a new name yet to be determined. With an audience of over 15 million people per... Read more
New Workshops for Entrepreneurs a Hit at Ticket Summit
For its 11th iteration, Ticket Summit brought in a new wrinkle for 2017 – a series of Workshops for Entrepreneuers, spread throughout Wednesday and Thursday’s schedules. Topics and speakers were chosen to bring a small group learning strategy together for conference attendees, and judging by attendance and participation, the... Read more
Lively Discussion Anchors Ticket Summit Industry Keynote
While opportunities for learning and networking abounded at day one of Ticket Summit, the marquee event was the keynote panel, featuring some industry leaders in a lively discussion on the ticketing industry as a whole. Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Curtis Cheng of DTI Management,... Read more
Marlins’ Loria Suing Own Fans Over Cancelled Tickets
In a move that would be shocking if not for his long history of outrageous actions, Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is having the team pursue several lawsuits against fans who cancelled multi-year season ticket arrangements when the team failed to hold up its end of the bargain. Currently,... Read more