StubHub Rolls Out Apple Pay Feature As Accepted Form of Payment
StubHub will now accept Apple Pay for payment on both mobile browsers and iOS devices. Users in the U.S. can already use Apple Pay in the StubHub app for iOS and on the Safari browser for Mac; according to the secondary ticketing company, fans use Apple Pay in about... Read more
New West Hollywood Startup Developed To Take On Ticket Fraud
FanDragon Technologies, a new startup hailing from West Hollywood, has raised $12 million to develop ticket software meant to fight ticket fraud. The technology, spearheaded by the former head of media advisory and investment firm Arpanet Group, Robert Weiss, did not disclose any of its funding. The FanDragon team... Read more
Buzzfeed To Enter The Live Music Business With First Concert
BuzzFeed will stage its first live event this week to kick-off their entrance into the live music business. The one-hour variety show, Internet Live, will be filmed live at New York City’s legendary Webster Hall on Thursday, July 25 and will feature headlining performances from rising hip-hop/country star Lil... Read more
CMA Confirms Viagogo Contempt Case Continues
Although Viagogo is celebrating a legal ruling that said the ticketing site had complied with a court order from last year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that its contempts of court proceedings will still continue. A day after Google suspended Viagogo from using its search engine... Read more
Rival Ticketing Firm Works With Ticketmaster During Client Transition
The ticketing firm Rival is working with Ticketmaster to help its first client – Kroenke Sports & Entertainment – transition as its contract with AXS closes this summer. This is familiar territory, since Rival’s founder Nathan Hubbard was the former CEO of Ticketmaster. Kroenke’s contract with AXS will end... Read more
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