Ticketmaster’s General Counsel Leaves Company
Ticketmaster’s General Counsel Karen Klein has left her position at the ticketing giant amid the widespread cancellation of events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Klein, who also served as the executive vice president, joined the company in 2019. During her role, Klein led Ticketmaster’s legal, government affairs, public policy,... Read more
Live Nation Cancels 2020 Annual Lawn Pass Program
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Live Nation had to call-off its second-annual Lawn Pass program. The Lawn Pass is the ultimate summer concert ticket – allowing fans to purchase an all-in ticket to the arena of their choice. The pass would serve as their ticket to every concert at their... Read more
Musicians, Venues Share Challenges Of Resuming Concerts
Artists, promoters, and venues have already postponed shows to the fall, however, industry insiders don’t believe gigs will really return until at least 2021. Joe Spalding, the president and CEO of Boston’s Boch Center – which oversees the Wang Theatre and Shubert Theatre – told WBUR that he believes... Read more
Ticketmaster Draws Fierce Backlash Over Refund Policy Change
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, more and more concerts and festivals are being postponed. Now, fans are lashing out against Ticketmaster for their change in refund policy, as they’ll only refund tickets if an event is cancelled. Originally, fans were able to receive refunds “if your... Read more
Healthcare Official Offers Insight Into Return Of Large Events
Festivals and concerts have been postponed or rescheduled across the globe due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The live event industry has taken a huge loss in revenue during this trying time, and one expert predicts that the industry will not fully resume until fall 2021. According... Read more
Concert Industry Faces Up To $9 Billion Loss From Pandemic
Concerts and festivals across the globe continue to be postponed or cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. No one sees an end in sight, and that means the concert industry is going to see a huge decline in revenue. On Friday, the research firm and trade publication Pollstar... Read more