Rentalcars.com Co-Founder Joins TickX As Chairman To Further Company’s Growth
The Rentalcars.com founder, Laurence Marlor, is joining the ticket search engine company TickX as a new Chairman and Non-Executive Director. In his new role, Marlor hopes to bring his experience working with a handful of companies to TickX. Through his time with RentalCars.com, Laurence helped build the company into the... Read more
Ticket Rescue Aims To Shake-Up Industry With Fan-Friendly Ticketing
Ticket Rescue, one of the rising ticket platforms in the industry, has big plans for success. In an interview with TicketNews, Liam Ainsworth explained that his college friend Bryce Wilson, now Ticket Rescue’s CEO, got involved with ticketing in college. During his senior year, Wilson would get his friends... Read more
Longtime UH Football Season Ticket Holder Banned For Attempting To Resell Tickets
A 42-year University of Hawaii football season ticket holder has been banned from Aloha Stadium after attempting to sell his extra tickets. According to the local news channel KHON2, the season ticket holder, Dan Vierra, said he tried to sell extra tickets ahead of the Rainbow Warrior game against... Read more
Ticketing Veteran Ben Taylor Named GM of Ticketmaster-Owned Front Gate Tickets
Front Gate Tickets, the exchange owned by Ticketmaster, will see longtime employee and ticketing veteran Ben Taylor fill the role of General Manager. Taylor has been with Front Gate Tickets since 2007; he has helped develop the company by running a mobile box office and printing tickets out of... Read more
Artists Give Fans Their ‘Personal’ Phone Numbers In Data Grab
Hundreds of artists are jumping onto the idea of a new tactic to target their fanbase that is more personal than social media: giving out a personalized phone number. As a mega fan, receiving a text from your favorite artist might send you into an excited frenzy — but... Read more
Brands Attempt To Help With Buying Process From ‘Intrusive’ Phone Calls
The internet can be scary sometimes; right after looking up a cute dress, the dress pops up in an ad on another site, or after shopping for furniture, the user receives an email about discount codes. However, something a little weirder has been happening that involves brands actually calling... Read more
Stoke City Dumps See 360 For SeatGeek Midway Through Season
Halfway through the 2019-2020 season, Stoke City Football Club announced the switch to the ticketing platform SeatGeek, dumping their previous partner, See 360. Stoke City did not comment on why exactly it made the move, however, the switch comes after a snafu this past August. During the club’s opening game... Read more
Thousands Left Out Of Harry Styles $25 Ticket Album Bundle Presale
Former One Direction-hearthrob-turned-solo artist Harry Styles announced a special one-off show to support his new album Fine Line this week, along with the option to score presale tickets for only $25. Now, fans are feeling cheated after all the tickets were scooped up in minutes. Styles announced the special... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Among Companies Controlling Festivals In UK
A newly published festival ownership map for 2019 from the Association of Independent Festivals, the national non-profit association and the the UK’s leading festival representative body, shows that more than 30 percent of music festivals across the UK are controlled by just three companies. The map notes that nearly... Read more
UK Competition And Markets Authority Clears Live Nation, MCD Merger
Live Nation and Gaiety Holdings Limited’s proposed purchase of the Ireland-based live music promoter MCD Productions Unlimited Company has been provisionally cleared by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), finding that the merger does not raise competition concerns. Originally, the CMA was worried that the deal could potentially... Read more