Impact of Bitcoin on the Japanese Industry
Over 50% of the world’s bitcoin trading volume is in Japan. This is because the Japanese are crazy about bitcoins! So why did it happen? It all started when Saito, a 28-year-old programmer working at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), was laid off due to reorganization (he worked at... Read more
How Marshmello’s Fortnite Concert Could Spark A New Era Of Shows
Gaming and entertainment collided over the weekend when EDM producer Marshmello performed a virtual concert in the popular video game Fortnite. Christopher Comstock, who goes by his DJ name Marshmello, held the live event on Saturday night in the game’s virtual Pleasant Park. He played a brief 10-minute set,... Read more
Former ‘Glee’ Stars Darren Criss, Lea Michele Reveal Joint Tour Dates
Darren Criss and Lea Michele, both former actors on the hit TV show “Glee,” have announced that they are joining for a co-headlining tour this year across North America. The tour will hit nine cities starting in Nashville, Tenessee on May 30 and making stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington... Read more
YouTube Announces Partnership with Ticketmaster
YouTube announced today a partnership with Ticketmaster that will allow users to view an artist’s upcoming tour dates and purchase tickets with the click of a button. The announcement, posted on the Official YouTube Blog, says that: At YouTube, we understand the importance of helping artists find ways to... Read more
TicketNews TV looks at StubHub UK, concert tours
The launch of StubHub’s new UK ticket marketplace and a look at Neil Diamond’s 2012 tour are among the stories discussed in the latest edition of TicketNews TV. StubHub released the beta-version of its UK site earlier this month, with plans to launch the full site in the first... Read more
The men of Mötley Crüe are the latest recording artists to undertake a Sin City residency. The hard rock foursome will play a dozen dates at The Joint, the 4,000-capacity concert venue within the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Residency events are scheduled February 3-5, 8, 10-12,... Read more
Fan Freedom Project interviews frustrated Radiohead fans
The ticketing policy Radiohead recently instituted for the band’s two sold-out New York shows drew the ire of several unnamed fans in videotaped interviews filmed by the consumer advocacy group Fan Freedom Project (FFP). For the band’s September 28 and 29 shows at the Roseland Ballroom, Radiohead required fans... Read more
New Orleans Saints fans worry about counterfeit tickets
New Orleans Saints fans are being warned to be careful before buying tickets to see the team play in the Superdome, even if the reseller says he obtained them from Ticketmaster’s TicketExchange. Some fans reportedly have fallen victim to scams already this season, often times from street scalpers selling... Read more
Supporters of a proposal to regulate ticket resale in Massachusetts far outnumbered opponents of the bill during a public hearing this week, a show of strength that could help the legislation eventually become law. No immediate decision was reached at the hearing before the state legislature’s Joint Committee on... Read more
TicketNews TV reports from 2011 Ticket Summit Las Vegas
A recap of the most recent version of the Ticket Summit trade show and conference is the focus of a special edition of TicketNews TV. Correspondent Kim Crandall reports that more than 750 ticketing professionals and other live entertainment executives attended the three-day event in July at the Venetian... Read more