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AudienceView Acquires Vendini, Pair Serve Some 8,000 Venues
AudienceView, long a leader in e-commerce software powering events, has acquired Vendini, a leading ticketing and box office management company. The acquisition, which came on terms that have not been disclosed at this time, brings together a combined $3 billion in annual transactions between the two companies, which serve... Read more
Breaking: Shubert Organization Informs Customers of Data Breach
TicketNews has learned that The Shubert Organization – one of the largest operations in theatre both on and beyond Broadway – has suffered a data breach, including customer email addresses, names, and credit card numbers and expiration dates. At this time, it is unclear whether this is a limited-scale... Read more
Ticketmaster Issues New Seats For Billie Eilish Show, Fans Feel Cheated
Rising indie-pop star Billie Eilish will visit Chicago next month on her When We All Fall Asleep Tour, but ahead of the shows, the venue changed from  the Aragon Ballroom to the United Center. Now, fans are feeling cheated after they were assigned new seats. Fans who originally purchased... Read more
FIFA Sparks Outrage After Splitting Ticket Orders to Women’s World Cup
Tickets for June’s FIFA Women’s World Cup were released to fans who purchased them online on Monday. Unfortunately for some, the excitement of receiving tickets to see the best in the world play in France was followed immediately by anger – apparently many received tickets for their orders split... Read more
Ticket Summit Running Limited-Time Registration Discount
Ticket Summit, the annual ticketing industry trade show featuring thought leaders from across the ticketing ecosystem, is less than two months away, with passes going fast, according to event organizers. The event, returning the Bellagio hotel and casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip, takes place from July 8-10.... Read more
Primary Lobbyists Give Confusing Testimony to Nevada Legislature
In public testimony given before the Nevada Assembly Committee on Judiciary on May 6, primary industry lobbyists gave testimony regarding Senate Bill 131, which features a number of provisions designed to strip consumers of rights related to the resale of tickets. While there is a great deal of content... Read more
Ticketmaster Talks Bot Bans, Defends Holdbacks in Canada Testimony
In testimony given Tuesday to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) of Canada’s House of Commons, Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats agreed that governmental action against Bots is welcomed by many within the ticketing industry. But the companies diverged on whether or not action should be taken on holdbacks... Read more
Supreme Court Ruling May Open Ticketmaster to More Lawsuits
A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on a class-action lawsuit against Apple could mean trouble for Ticketmaster, according to analysis posted by several outlets. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal-leaning justices in a 5-4 decision that the lawsuit – which claims Apple violates antitrust rules with... Read more
Legendary Actress, Musician Doris Day Dies at 97
Doris Day, the legendary 97-year-old actress and singer, has died this morning at her home in Carmel Valley, California, the Doris Day Animal Foundation announced. According to The Associated Press, she was surrounded by her close friends when she died. “Day had been in excellent physical health for her... Read more
Eventbrite Targeted by Class Action Lawsuits After Huge Stock Drop
After a poor first quarter earnings report after business hours on May 1, Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) saw share prices plummet by 30%, precipitating a trio of class action lawsuits announced on Monday afternoon. The complaints were filed by The Schall Law Firm of California, Vincent Wong, Esq. of New... Read more