Report: Amazon Abandoning Move into U.S. Ticketing Market – For Now
After a summer of “what if” headlines, Amazon is reportedly stepping down from its consideration of a bid to enter the U.S. ticketing market, according to Dave Brooks of Amplify. Amazon, which operates within the European market as one of many primary ticketers alongside Ticketmaster, reportedly sought to make... Read more
Broker Genius Injunction Against Price-Meister; Third Suit Emerges
Price-Meister has agreed to settle in a lawsuit brought by Broker Genius, making what was a temporary injunction permanent, according to a release by the New York-based pricing software company. The lawsuit, filed on November 3, alleged that Matthew Berry, GenTech Enterprises LLC and Select Seats LLC – doing... Read more
German Police Raid Local Authority Following Rolling Stones Tickets Scandal
Last week, it was reported that German authorities were being investigated for accepting 100 free tickets to a Rolling Stones concert at Hamburg’s Stadtpark – the first event of its kind at that location after being approved by those very district politicians. Now, BBC News reports that police in... Read more
Breaking: New Orleans Saints/Pelicans Leave Ticketmaster for SeatGeek
SeatGeek announced Friday afternoon that it has signed a deal to serve as the primary ticketing partner for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. This is the first primary ticketing partnership for SeatGeek in either league, as it replaces Ticketmaster for both organizations, which are... Read more
Broker Genius Files Lawsuits Against Price-Meister, Seat Scouts
Broker Genius, a New York-based company which provides pricing technology aimed at those selling in the secondary market, has sued a pair of competitors, alleging that they used proprietary knowledge gained while using Broker Genius as a client to build their own similar products. The lawsuits were both filed... Read more
Adele, Her Management “Pigs”, Core Verified Fan Assumption “BS,” per Live Nation Execs
In the ongoing saga of Songkick’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster, one wouldn’t necessarily expect the innocuously titled “exhibit 321” to be a bombshell. But, as it happens, that exhibit is a string of emails between top executives at Live Nation – including CEO Michael Rapino, who refers to global star... Read more
Ticket Club Offers Military and Veterans Free Memberships
As the United States prepares to honor its military heroes on Veterans Day – technically Saturday, but observed by many businesses and governmental agencies today – one ticketing operation is continuing to say thanks with a unique benefit for current and former members of the armed forces. Ticket Club,... Read more
StubHub, Other Resale Offices in UK Raided by Authorities
StubHub’s London offices were raided by investigators from the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority over the summer as part of an investigation into the secondary giants’ partnerships. GetMeIn and Seatwave, which are subsidiaries of Ticketmaster/Live Nation (NASDAQ: LYV) were also required to turn over information related to the... Read more
Opinion: Unraveling Ticketmaster’s “Fan Friendly” Facade
by Silence Dogood, Special to Ticket News Do as I say. Don’t do as I do. If you were paying attention, there was a recent legislative round table in Albany, New York regarding ticket resale. In the room were representatives from several venues around the state, a few people on... Read more
Customer Complaint Alleges Ticketmaster Holdbacks at Jones Beach Theater
When you log on to a primary ticketing site right at onsale time to purchase tickets for your favorite artist and are still met with no availability, sellers would have you believe that the artist is just that popular. Sure, hundreds of tickets can sell out immediately when demand exceeds... Read more