AEG: Exclusive Contracts Left Swift “No Choice” But Ticketmaster
Taylor Swift’s tour promoter did not mince words in placing blame on the disastrous Eras Tour ticket sale with Ticketmaster, telling CNBC it had “no choice” but to use Live Nation Entertainment’s ticketing company due to the massive number of exclusive contracts it has with venues in the United... Read more
Coachella Sues Ghanaian Afrochella Festival for Infringement
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and its organizer Goldenvoice once more going after another event for daring to invoke the “-chella”phrase in its name. This time, the event is abroad, as the festival promoter and its lawyers have gone after Afrochella, an event in Ghana. This is... Read more
Ed Sheeran Fans Fume After Promoter Cancels First Responder Tickets
A much anticipated Ed Sheeran concert at Hampden in Glasgow turned to anger and sadness for some of the singer’s fans, after many were informed at the last minute that their tickets – which had been distributed free as a thank you to workers of the UK National Health... Read more
California Tribe Slams Goldenvoice Over Coachella Trademark Lawsuit
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has issued a blistering response to Goldenvoice after the promoting company sued Live Nation for copyright infringement over a planned “Coachella Day One 22” event at a casino in California. The tribe, which operates the 29 Spotlight Casino and its Coachella Crossroads... Read more
Promoters Find Loopholes in Anti-Vaccine Laws to Implement Requirements
Concert giants AEG Presents and Live Nation Entertainment have both announced that all fans looking to attend events in the U.S. will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test beginning this fall, as the industry seeks to stay open amid the Delta variant-driven... Read more
AXS Inks Long Term Ticketing Deal at Cleveland’s Jacobs Pavilion
AEG Presents and Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. announced a deal for operating and booking Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, which will include AXS taking over the ticketing contract from Ticketmaster. The venue, located on the edge of Cleveland’s Flats nightlife district on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, holds approximately 5,000... Read more
AEG Presents to Require Proof of Vaccination at All Venues, Festivals
AEG Presents announced Thursday that all of its owned and operated venues, clubs, theatres, and festivals will require customers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entry. The policy will go into effect on October 1, with an interim policy requiring that customers show proof of either full... Read more
AEG Presents Names Live Nation Alum Scott Holtz VP of Ticketing Strategy
Touring giant AEG Presents has announced the creation of a new position – VP of Ticketing Strategy – and the hiring of Scott Holtz to fill it. A longtime Live Nation executive who was most recently vice president of pricing and distribution. “Adding Scott to the team brings us... Read more
Entertainment Giant AEG Reveals Layoffs Amid Pandemic
The world’s second-largest live entertainment giant, AEG Presents, has officially announced pay cuts across the company. According to a memo from CEO Jay Mariano, which was obtained by Variety, the company will implement a combination of layoffs, furloughs, and paycuts. The extent of the layoffs were unclear, though Marciano... Read more
AEG To Allow Ticket Refunds Within 30-Day Window
Concert promoter AEG Presents revealed a refund window for fans to receive funds from rescheduled events due to coronavirus. According to Billboard, a representative from AEG said that ticketholders will have 30 days following an event’s postponement to receive a refund from the promoter. This window will be implemented... Read more