eBay Moving Forward With Potential StubHub Sale
CNBC is reporting that e-commerce giant eBay is exploring a potential sale of StubHub, with “multiple” parties interested in the potential acquisition of the ticket resale marketplace. Company stock (NASDAQ: EBAY) jumped more than 2% on Monday with the news. The rumors of the sale follow the announcement of... Read more
Ticketmaster, Prestige Entertainment Settle “Bot” case in California
Ticketmaster and Prestige Entertainment have settled a lawsuit regarding the latter’s alleged use of automated programs to purchase numerous tickets by evading the Live Nation-owned giant’s limits. While the ticketing operator achieved one goal of its litigation – a promise by Prestige that it would not use such programs... Read more
Afrofuture Fest Causes Disrupt For Charging Ticket Prices Based On Race
Should race matter when buying tickets? Most people would be quick to say “absolutely not.” Yet, organizers of a music festival in a dominate-Black community in Detroit argue that it does. Afrofuture Fest, a small music festival slated to take place later this summer, made headlines after charging ticket... Read more
Columbus Ticket Taxes Begin This Week Following Strong Opposition
Columbus eventgoers will see a raise in ticket prices this week, as the long-awaited 5 percent ticket taxes has been implemented. The ticket taxes, which were first proposed last November, will affect Columbus’ “arts, culture, entertainment, and professional sports events.” However, the fee does not apply to tickets that... Read more
Live Nation To Offer $25 All-In Tickets To Indianapolis Venues
Fans in Indiana can score $25 tickets to a handful of Live Nation venues in Indianapolis as a part of Live Nation’s Fourth of July Ticket Explosion promotion. During the sale, fans can grab tickets to 30 shows in Indiana at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Farm Bureau Insurance... Read more
StubHub Reveals New Loyalty Program ‘StubHub Beyond’
The secondary ticketing site StubHub wants to give back to its most loyal customers by becoming the first secondary ticket marketplace to launch a loyalty program. Dubbed “StubHub Beyond,” the program is an auto-enrollment program for customers who have spent $10,000 or more on ticket purchases within a 12-month... Read more
Opinion: Credit Card Perks, Connections Limit Concert Ticket Accessibility
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last weekend saw both the Spice Girls and Fleetwood Mac take to the stage in London for their legendary comeback performances, both of which sold out within minutes of going on sale. In fact, the Spice Girls tour took just 38 seconds... Read more
Live Nation To Buy Out Bonnaroo Co-Founder Superfly Entertainment
Concert promoter Live Nation has reportedly made a move to buy out Bonnaroo festival’s co-founder Superfly Entertainment. While Live Nation previously purchased a controlling interest in the Tennessee-based festival back in 2015, the company is planning to exercise a buyout clause in its agreement with Superfly to buy the... Read more
Album Bundles Are Causing Conflicts Within The Music Industry
The Billboard charts have been around for decades, proving to artists and fans which records are the hottest-selling in the industry. However, album bundles have tarnished the charts’ reputation, making insiders question: who really hit No. 1? Album bundling has become more and more popular over the past few... Read more
Delta, Ticketmaster Team Up To Offer SkyMiles For Concert Tickets
Frequent fliers of Delta Airlines now have the chance to earn even more miles simply by purchasing concert tickets. Delta and Ticketmaster announced a partnership earlier this week which allows Delta Air Lines’ loyalty members to earn one mile per dollar spent on tickets for concerts, games, or theatre... Read more