Massachusetts ticket brokers anteed up more than $60,000 in 2007 in an attempt to have the state’s anti-scalping law repealed, and virtually all of it went to former accountant Richard Vitale, a close friend of Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi. The total paid to Vitale is expected to rise... Read more
Nick Bucci, the President of TicketsNow’s EventInventory division which deals directly with brokers, has left the company, though his departure has not been formally announced. Bucci’s name and biography were still on the TicketsNow website as of today, but his absence this week at the Ticketmaster/TicketsNow broker meeting was... Read more
For some fans, it can be a life long dream to have season tickets to see their favorite team year in and year out. But with teams starting to use personal seat licenses (PSLs) for their season ticket holders, that fan needs to know somebody or know a guy... Read more
As Ticketmaster fights to end the use of software that allows ticket brokers to purchase blocks of tickets from their site, such as ones developed by RMG Technologies, a recent feature by the ESPN program “E:60” revealed that the ticketing giant has profited from the use of the same... Read more
Emphasizing that they are committed to helping brokers sell more tickets, the CEOs of Ticketmaster and TicketsNow Tuesday said that the future of their business will rest on the growing strength of their relationship with brokers. The two CEOs, Sean Moriarty of Ticketmaster and Cheryl Rosner of TicketsNow, however,... Read more
With questions swirling around concerning the landscape of the secondary ticket market under the umbrella of Ticketmaster and its new division TicketsNow, more than 100 brokers met with representatives of the two companies today, May 13, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas to clear the air. Just... Read more
In what could be considered a boon for both companies, and further indication of the validity and growing influence of the secondary ticket market, StubHub and viagogo will be the official secondary ticketing companies for Madonna’s upcoming Sticky & Sweet world tour. The tour, which is in support of... Read more
In a move designed to calm some of the concerns of their ticket brokers, Ticketmaster and TicketsNow will hold a one-day conference in Las Vegas with brokers on May 13 where CEOs Sean Moriarty and Cheryl Rosner will answer questions about their companies’ relationship with the secondary ticket industry.... Read more
Peter Chantel, the former Chief Financial Officer of music merchandiser Signatures Network, Inc. (SNI) has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers alleging that he was dismissed partly because he had knowledge SNI was “engaged in several fraudulent and unlawful practices” involving ticket distribution. The lawsuit also... Read more
Madonna’s latest world tour, dubbed the Sticky & Sweet Tour after her hot-selling album “Hard Candy,” starts hip-hopping around the globe on August 23 in Cardiff, Wales. The tour, her first world tour in two years, will be the first under her landmark 10-year, $120 million deal with Live... Read more