“The Big Knife” revival coming to Broadway
“In the golden age of Hollywood cinema, actors may have all the glory, but studio execs have all the power,” (Playbill.com). In spring 2013, another revival is making its way to Broadway. This time, “The Big Knife” will be taking the stage. The show, by Clifford Odets, premiered on... Read more
Live Nation added a new social media app to its ever growing arsenal on May 2, 2012, with the official launch of its Concert Calendar Facebook app. Launching following a six month beta test, wherein over 10,000 users combed the app for quirks, the Concert Calendar will create an... Read more
MLB has launched a concert series at its MLB Fan Cave in New York City as part of their continued marketing initiative to find other ways of engaging fans that includes expanded use of social media. Opening day for the 2012 baseball season kicked off with a concert by... Read more
How Twitter can make you a gig-guru
Twitter is a growing news source for people who are on the go. Customizable, portable, and to the point, users can stay up-to-date by “following” their favorite friends, celebrities, and companies, whose updates — limited to 140 characters — are delivered directly to a user’s phone. Keeping up with... Read more
Radiohead Going Paperless for UK Tour Dates
Secondary ticket sellers could be facing financial losses as Ticketmaster’s paperless tickets are becoming more popular among a number of musicians and sports teams. The tickets, which are non-transferrable, prevent fans and secondary ticketing companies from reselling tickets. Ticketmaster UK, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced that paperless... Read more
Organizations mix entertainment with philanthropy
Despite the music industry’s recent financial hits in the age of digital music, music artists are still eager to make appearances at charity events, both publicized and not. Kid Rock recently announced that he will perform in a May benefit concert with the struggling Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The community-supported... Read more
ShowClix CEO apologizes for Kraftwerk glitch
The CEO of ShowClix, the full-service ticketing system that is in charge of selling tickets for New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)‘s concert series, headlined by Kraftwerk, the popular German electronic music group, has issued an apology after many ticket buyers were unable to purchase tickets due to... Read more
The power that reality TV’s singing competitions once had over TV ratings, as well as over the fates of their finalists, may finally be waning as ratings and concert audience draws decline. First came “American Idol,” a U.S. version of two earlier singing competition shows in the U.K. Upon... Read more
Grammy success indicates 2012 top selling acts
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held this past Sunday night, February, 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Grammys, which is commonly referred to as music’s biggest night, drew an impressive 39 million viewers, the show’s second largest audience ever, according to Bloomberg Business... Read more
Editorial: TicketNews’ picks for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts
It’s been coming for weeks and the signs have been everywhere – commercials on TV, appropriately themed baked goods, shelves lined with more cards than anyone could ever possibly read, and of course, heart shaped objects as far as the eye can see. After weeks of anticipation, Valentine’s Day... Read more