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Live Nation Looking To Utilize Amphitheater Lots For Drive-In Concerts
Promoter giant Live Nation entertainment announced that it would look into utilizing amphitheater parking lots for drive-in concert tours this summer. The concert industry is ultimately halted for the moment amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and while artists have been hosting livestream events and sharing old concert footage, music... Read more
StubHub Targeted By Class Action Over Covid-19 Refunds
StubHub has been hit with a class action lawsuit for refusing to refund fans for events that have been, or will be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit was brought on by the firm Koskie Minsky, on behalf of all Canadian residents who purchased tickets via... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Porter Further Criticize Ticketmaster Refund Process
Weeks after urging Ticketmaster to revise its refund policy in a scathing letter, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Katie Porter (D-CA) say that more action is needed. The pair issued another letter singling out the country’s largest ticket seller for its practices during a global pandemic in which... Read more
Eventbrite Shares 2020 Earnings Report To Shareholders
In a letter to shareholders this week, ticketing site Eventbrite shared their 2020 First Quarter earnings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Within days of learning of the virus, Eventbrite said they mobilized to strengthen Eventbrite and support its creators by migrating live events, flexed on their refund policy and partnered... Read more
Broadway Shutdown Extended Through Labor Day Weekend
Broadway theaters will remain shuttered throughout the summer, the Broadway League revealed Tuesday. An exact return date is yet to be determined however the League is offering ticket exchanges refunds on all productions scheduled through September 6 as the Great White Way continues its unprecedented shutdown. “While all Broadway... Read more
Ticketmaster Draws Backlash As It Rolls Out Refund Request Period
When Ticketmaster quietly updated its refund policy last month, the ticketing giant received harsh backlash from fans. Now, the company has opted to allow refund requests, but fans are still not satisfied. Originally, fans were able to receive refunds “if your event is postponed, rescheduled, or cancelled,” however, early... Read more
Ticketmaster, Live Nation Accused of Monopoly Practices in New Lawsuit
A pair of consumers have filed a class action lawsuit in California against Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster alleging the entertainment behemoth operates in violation of antitrust laws. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California on behalf of Olivia Van Iderstine and... Read more
Researchers Find Promising Breakthrough In COVID-19 Treatment
Researchers are making strides in the race to find treatments for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A new experimental drug called remdesivir has been found to improve the recovery time for those infected with the virus and may soon be be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, per reports.... Read more
Report: Ticketmaster Furloughs Hundreds at Multiple Offices
Hundreds have been furloughed as part of cost-cutting measures put into place by Ticketmaster, surprising many who had been assured the company was trying hard to avoid cutting staff on multiple calls, according to Billboard. Multiple offices across North America will be impacted by the cuts to the Live... Read more
Missouri Coronavirus Plan to Allow Live Events Starting Monday
Announced this week, Missouri’s “Show Me Strong” coronavirus recovery plan will allow businesses in the state to re-open as of Monday May 4, and it allows effectively all business to resume – including live events and sports. Gov. Mike Parson’s plan allows local jurisdictions to keep more strict measures... Read more