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AEG Facilities, SMG Merger Finalized To Become ASM Global
AEG Facilities and SMG have officially completed their merger this week to create ASM Global. AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of AEG, announced the deal with the Onex-owned SMG in February, which was just cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority as well as the U.S. Department... Read more
AEG Confirms Buyout of Partners for Full Ownership of AXS
On Thursday, AEG confirmed Billboard’s reporting that it had bought out its former partners to take sole operational control of AXS ticketing, acquiring the outstanding shares from Outbox Holdings and Flash Seats. The move “will allow the company to camptalize on the projected growth of the global online event... Read more
Billboard: AEG Buys Out Partners to Take Sole Ownership of AXS
Billboard is reporting that AEG has bought out its partners TPG Capital and Rockbridge Growth Equity, and now owns AXS outright, which will allow it to better adjust to rapidly changing market dynamics in the ticketing ecosystem. Prior to the reported consolidation, all decisions involving the business required unanimous... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
Rival Ticketing Firm Works With Ticketmaster During Client Transition
The ticketing firm Rival is working with Ticketmaster to help its first client – Kroenke Sports & Entertainment – transition as its contract with AXS closes this summer. This is familiar territory, since Rival’s founder Nathan Hubbard was the former CEO of Ticketmaster. Kroenke’s contract with AXS will end... Read more
AXS, YouTube Team Up For Ticket Integration Through Artist Channels
Now, while browsing videos on YouTube, fans will have the ability to purchase tickets for live shows through the video sharing service’s partnership with ticketing site AXS. Fans can securely purchase tickets straight from a music video from on a YouTube official artist channel. Listings in the U.S. from... Read more
AXS Announces PayPal As Official Digital Payments Provider
The AEG-owned ticketing platform AXS revealed its integration with PayPal as its official digital payments provider for tickets sold on the site in the U.S. and U.K. Fans will now have the ability to enter their PayPal account information when purchasing tickets through AXS and can receive payments through... Read more
AEG Venues Drop StubHub In Favor of AXS for Resale
Venues in the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) portfolio are dropping their partnership with StubHub, which saw the eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) subsidiary serve as the official resale marketplace for those venues since 2012, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal. Venues affected by this change include the Staples Center... Read more
AXS Announces Resale Platform In The UK With Venues O2, The SSE Arena
AEG’s ticketing system AXS has announced a ticket resale platform in the U.K., dubbed AXS Marketplace, and after partnering with venues O2 and The SSE Arena, Wembley, the company hopes to expand throughout Europe. AXS Marketplace will cap the resale price of tickets at 10 percent above the price... Read more
AXS To Offer Primary and Secondary Tickets in Single Streamlined Transaction
AXS has announced its merging of ticket inventory available on its website into a single, seamless interface where users can purchase any ticket – primary, resale, and premium – via a single transaction. The update, called FanSight, was detailed in a recent issue of Sports Business Journal. It mimics... Read more