Ticketmaster’s TradeDesk Targeted In Proposed California Legislation
A California government official has proposed legislation that would ban Ticketmaster’s “secret scalper program,” TradeDesk, from selling tickets on the secondary market. According to the Toronto Star, Assembly Member Bill Quirk proposed the legislation following scathing reports last year exposing TradeDesk. During the annual Ticket Summit conference in Las Vegas, held... Read more
Department of Interior Still Receives Free Tickets Despite Ethical Issues
A National Park Service concert venue has been providing free tickets to The Department of the Interior since the 1970’s as a part of a 20-year-contract, however this has raised ethical questions over the years. According to The Hill, the secretary will continue to receive these tickets – valuing... Read more
Eventbrite Continues Asian Expansion With Launch In Hong Kong
The global ticketing platform Eventbrite has announced its launch in Hong Kong with a slew of new features to help empower local event creators. The localised platform, eventbrite.hk, is one of the first in Asia that will include an integration that allows event-goers to purchase tickets directly through Facebook... Read more
Gametime Eliminates 66,000 ‘Obstructed-View’ Tickets From Listings
Gametime, the ticketing site that has garnered attention with its last-minute ticketing options, has announced a ban on 66,000 tickets on their marketplace that are listed as “obstructed-view” in an attempt to put fans first. The company believes that obstructed-view seats are “the bane of a good live experience”... Read more
Rodney Peete Named In Lawsuit For Unpaid Super Bowl Tickets
Former Eagles quarterback Rodney Peete has been named in a lawsuit for allegedly owing a ticket broker thousands of dollars in unpaid dues for tickets to Super Bowl LIII, TMZ reports. The report claims that Peete bought eight tickets to see the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams... Read more
ShowClix Claims Responsibility For Burning Man Ticket Chaos
Two weeks ago, Burning Man fans faced various difficulties trying to secure passes to this year’s festival in the Nevadan desert. Now, the ticketing company behind the mess is apologizing for the “unintended side effects.” ShowClix, the ticketing company based out of Pittsburgh, apologized to Burners in a blog... Read more
Pandora Reveals Partnership With Ticketmaster Following Eventbrite Integration
The popular streaming service Pandora has announced its new partnership with ticketing giant Ticketmaster, proving to be very similar to its integration with Eventbrite last year. “In our ongoing effort to provide a comprehensive and seamless artist marketing experience, Pandora has partnered with Ticketmaster to transform live event promotion,”... Read more
Pro Football Hall of Fame Unveils Partnership with Tickets.com
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday a major multi-year partnership with Tickets.com, including an integration of Tickets.com’s ProVenue platform for Museum membership and premier stadium events. The Hall of Fame, which is located in Canton, Ohio, is the birthplace of the National Football League. The museum,... Read more
Cher Claims Ticket Prices To Her Manchester Show Are ‘Ridiculous’
Cher will perform in the UK and Europe throughout the fall months, but fans are frustrated over the expensive ticket prices, and turns out, the iconic pop star is angry too. The “Queen of Pop” is slated to bring her Here We Go Again tour to Manchester Arena on... Read more
StubHub Names Arnie Katz Chief Product & Technology Officer
StubHub has appointed three new members to its leadership team: Arnie Katz, vice president and chief product and technology officer; Miguel Giribet Giral as vice president of global eCommerce; and Stephanie Burns, vice president and general counsel. The new executive talent brings decades of combined business and eCommerce experience,... Read more