Arizona Lawmakers Consider New Resale Ticketing Bill
Some Arizona lawmakers are working toward making resale ticketing rules more relaxed with new legislation. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. T.J. Schope, R-Coolidge, at a House Commerce meeting last week, would allow consumers the ability to do whatever they’d like with their unwanted tickets. Additionally, the bill... Read more
Former Iowa Radio Host Charged In $1.5M Ticket Scam
A former Iowa-based sports radio host has been indicted on federal charges after allegedly scamming multiple investors out of $1.5 million in a ticket resale scheme. According to the Des Moines Register, Marty Tirrell, 59, faces six federal fraud charges for allegedly stealing over $1 million from at least... Read more
Utah Officials Propose Bill To Limit Ticket Resale Restrictions
Utah officials have introduced a bill in the house committee that would make it easier to resell tickets without numerous restrictions. In an effort to eliminate ticket scalpers or online bots, multiple artists have put rules into place to make it harder for people to resell tickets. Some rules... Read more
Sports Events 365 Offer Travelers Sports, Concert Tickets Across World
Sports Events 365 caters to travelers, helping people find exciting, popular events nearby when visiting new cities across the globe. This year, the secondary ticketing site hopes to expand the company, offering more events to various continents. The international company, which was founded in 2006 by CEO Sefi Donner, is... Read more
Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Ordered To Pay $3M To Former Investor
Entrapreneur Billy McFarland, the infamous leader behind 2017’s failed Fyre Festival, has been ordered to pay back $3 million to an investor who sponsored the event. Earlier this week, New York County Judge Joel H. Cohen handed out a default judgement in favor of EHL Funding, the defrauded investor,... Read more
Gametime App Allows Users To Buy Last-Minute Concert, Sports Tickets
Music and sports fans who love spontaneity can get tickets up to 90 minutes after an event starts with the last-minute ticketing app Gametime. The platform just launched a new feature called LastCall, allowing users to save up to 80 percent on tickets. According to Gametime CEO Brad Griffith,... Read more
Live Nation Expands International Reach With Spanish Promoter
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Planet Events, the leading concert promoter of Latin artists in Spain. Planet Events will remain partially owned by PRISA, the world’s number one Spanish-language media group whose publications include Los40and El País, establishing a strategic union that... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
CCB Deems Ticketmaster Secret Scalper Program Not Illegal
Canada’s Competition Bureau (CCB) found that Ticketmaster’s secret scalper program TradeDesk does not break federal competition legislation and has officially closed its investigation. On Thursday, the CCB said that it is up to the provinces to enforce consumer protection and unfair business practice legislation, and the office of Economic... Read more
Live Nation Acquires ONE Production, Expands Presence In Singapore
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia, which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been... Read more