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Consumer Advocates Urge Passage of Sen. Skoufis’ New York Ticketing Bill
Consumer rights organizations have come out in favor of a bill under consideration in New York that would drastically alter the ticketing ecosystem in the state. The bill, introduced last week by Sen. James Skoufis, seeks to make a number of changes to existing laws regarding event ticket sales,... Read more
Bad Bunny Fans Angered by Ticketmaster Presale Failures
Thursday’s presale for Bad Bunny’s 2022 El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo didn’t go as hoped for fans across the country, and Ticketmaster is bearing the brunt of fan anger its wake. “Ticketmaster Crashes Right on Cue During Bad Bunny Ticket Sale” reads a headline from DigitalMusicNews.com, while Distractify went... 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
AXS, Jam Productions Announce Ticketing Integration
Jam Productions and AXS have announced a long-term agreement for ticketing, issuing a press release on Thursday evening. The deal will “bring an enhanced ticketing experience to Midwest concertgoers,” according to the release. “As an independent concert promoter and venue operator, we look for every opportunity to compete more... Read more
AXS Inks Ticketing Deal With Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater Group
AXS and Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater Group announced an exclusive ticketing partnership this week, extending to all four venues controlled by the organization. The Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom and The Back Room @ Colectivo will all utilize AXS platforms for their ticketing, which should cover as many... Read more
Ticketmaster Extends Deal With Kroeneke-Owned Teams, Venues
Ticketmaster will continue on as the official ticketing vendor for teams and venues owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprises, announced Thursday. The Live Nation-owned company took over ticketing Kroeneke properties a year ago on behalf of former CEO Nathan Hubbard’s company Rival, which it later bought outright after the Department... Read more
Opinion: Transfer Restrictions Now a Public Health Issue 
At last month’s hearing on the ticketing industry, members of congress heard testimony pointing out the anti-competitive and privacy-violating potential for ticketing systems that bar consumer choice over tickets they have purchased. In the new normal that we will see once the Covid-19 pandemic winds down, a new potential... Read more
Speculative Tickets Easy to Find, Regardless of Marketplace
The dangers of so-called “speculative ticketing” are often brought up any time issues in the live event ticketing industry are mentioned. Such listings – tickets posted for sale that the person posting does not own and has no agreement to purchase them at the time listed – are blamed... Read more
AXS Awarded $5 Million, Five-Year Contract From Denver Government
Ticketing company AXS was renewed for a five-year, $5 million contract with taxpayer-owned venues in Denver this week. The deal, which was unanimously voted on by Denver City Council members, makes AXS the official booking agent for venues like the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Bellco Theatre, the Colorado... Read more
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