Ticketmaster, Live Nation Under Fire in Europe
Ticketmaster is facing serious scrutiny from authorities for anti-competitive measures in Spain, while Live Nation has been accused of fraud in Italy, Pollstar is reporting. State prosecutors in Milan have accused ticketing operators, including Live Nation (Ticketmaster’s parent company), of misleading customers about sales figures and directly moving tickets... Read more
K-Pop: Fad or Forever?
K-pop (Korean pop): Reportedly all the new craze, is so new in fact, that most of us have never heard of it, yet so sought-after by its loyal fan base that it’s taking nation(s) by storm. This new genre mixes music elements such as Pop (of course), electronic, rock,... Read more
Thousands of people travel abroad each month to attend the biggest events around the globe. World renowned music festivals, classic match-ups in the world of soccer, major league sports finals, and rare performances by music legends are among the events drawing the most international pull. Ticketbis.com, a Spanish ticketing... Read more
A number of customers experienced a concert nightmare last Saturday, July 19, in Auburn, WA. They had bought tickets for the Journey and Steve Miller Band concert at White River Amphitheatre, but can’t be called concert-goers because they never got to attend. They missed out on the show because... Read more
Billy Joel to Receive Gershwin Prize Amidst New York City Concert Series
The Library of Congress has announced that it will be awarding Billy Joel its honorable Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be joining an elite group of musicians who have won the award since its creation in 2007: Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, the songwriting duo of... Read more
Don Omar, Nas to Headline Soulfrito Festival
Summary by Dan Reynolds, TicketNews: Reggaeton artist Don Omar and hip hop artist Nas will be headlining the Soulfrito Latin music festival this year. Soulfrito was initially started in 2002 to join the African American and Latino communities in Southern Florida. The urban Latin fest is set to take... Read more
The Wanted Taking a Break Following Tour
Summary by Dyana Ryba, TicketNews: Widely known for their single, “Glad You Came”, The Wanted recently announced that they plan to take a break after their upcoming tour. Once the Word of Mouth Tour comes to an end, the members will go their separate ways to pursue other opportunities,... Read more
Lou Reed Was More Influential Than You Realized
Summary by Dayna Stein, TicketNews This week, the world lost one of the most musically influential musicians of the past century. Lou Reed passed away this past Sunday from liver complications after receiving a liver transplant earlier this year. Most famously known as the front-man of the Velvet Underground,... Read more
New ticketing companies turn up heat on Ticketmaster in Toronto
Everyone knows that Ticketmaster has long been known as the Goliath of the primary ticketing industry, especially in the United States and Canada, but recent emerging companies such as TicketFly, TicketSwell, and Evenbrite have come to the table to grab a piece of the pie. These new companies often... Read more
Dave Matthews Band heading to South Africa
Summary by Michael Mainelli, TicketNews: Dave Matthews Band was excited to announce that they will be heading to South Africa to perform two concerts at the end of this year. The first show will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on November 30, and the second show will... Read more