Denver, Promoters Settle After Overcharging for Accessible Seating
Concert promoters and Denver City and County officials have settled a lawsuit with the Department of Justice over allegations of descrimination related to overcharging for wheelchair-accessable tickets for events at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The settlement covers events that were held between 2018 and 2020, and will involve the... Read more
AEG Announces David Jones to New Chief Information Officer Post
AEG has appointed David Jones to a new role, announcing the London-based executive as the company’s Chief Information Officer, AEG Global Technology. The role will include Jones taking over core responsibility for the entertainment giant’s technology strategy across its U.S., European, and Asia-Pacific operations. Jones is being elevated from... Read more
Huntsville Venue Group Inks Deal With AXS for Ticketing at Orion Amp
AXS will serve as the exclusive ticketing partner of The Orion Amphitheater, a new venue opening in May 2022. The venue, located in Huntsville, Alabama, already has a banner lineup for its opening season, including performances by  The Black Keys, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, The Black Crowes, Josh Groban,... Read more
Opry Entertainment Group and AXS Announce Ticketing Agreement
Opry Entertainment Group and AXS announced an exclusive ticketing agreement on Thursday, shifting some iconic music venues away from Ticketmaster to the AEG-owned platform. AXS will now provide its full suite of ticketing solutions to all OEG properties, which include the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and Ole Red... Read more
Neil Young Blasts Promoters for Holding “Super Spreader” Concerts Amid COVID
Singer/Songwriter Neil Young blasted concert promoters for continuing to stage shows as the pandemic rages, calling them “super-spreader events” and “irresponsible Freedom Fests” in a post on his website. Young recently pulled out of September’s Farm Aid, scheduled for September 25 in Hartford, Connecticut. The 75 year old, who... Read more
Report: Spotify Eyes Entry to Live Event, Ticketing Space
With live events coming back online and seemingly little hesitance by audiences to return to stadiums and concert halls, Spotify is reportedly eyeing an expanded role in the music ecosystem. The popular streaming service is reportedly considering a move into live events and ticketing, one that would allow it... Read more
Live Entertainment Giants Offer Venues, Staff in Vaccination Push
A who’s who of live entertainment companies sent a letter to President Biden earlier this week offering the “full support and resources of the live event industry” in the nationwide push to vaccinate Americans and put an end to the COVID pandemic. Live Nation, AEG, Oak View Group, The... Read more
AXS Head Says Tickets Shouldn’t be Tied to Consumer COVID Status
After watching Ticketmaster refute a report that it would be tying access to events to consumer personal health data following a blistering negative reaction, AXS boss Bryan Perez says his company isn’t planning to do so either. The company is searching for any way that it can improve fan... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Changed Coachella Valley Arena Plans
Oak View Group (OVG) announced updated plans for its new Coachella Valley Arena project in California, moving to a new location after its initial land deal broke down. Planned for land in downtown Palm Springs belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the 10,000 capacity facility will... Read more
Former Live Nation President Launches Brooklyn Made Promotions
Anthony Makes, formerly president of Live Nation New York, is “looking to redefine what it means to be a 21st century music company” with the launch of Brooklyn Made, an independent promotions company based out of his home in the Park Slope neighborhood of the eponymous borough. “After having... Read more