Fuller: Digging Out – The Plan To Save Live Entertainment
There are times in life where you have to make a hard choice. There are times in life when the hard choice is forced upon you. There are times in life where everything which defined your life evaporates in an instant. There are times when you hold the power... Read more
Endeavor Aims To Raise $250M Amid Pandemic
In order to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, UFC’s Endeavor is hoping to raise $250 million by June, the New York Post reports. According to The Post, Endeavor was expected to receive $150 million from UFC this year. These funds would have paid for a stock buyback program... Read more
Ticketmaster, Live Nation Accused of Monopoly Practices in New Lawsuit
A pair of consumers have filed a class action lawsuit in California against Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster alleging the entertainment behemoth operates in violation of antitrust laws. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California on behalf of Olivia Van Iderstine and... Read more
Will Online Platforms Become the New Ticketmaster?
As the live event industry is halted, online platforms are rising to the occasion in order to keep the spirit of concerts alive. Artists have been taking to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch to perform livestreams – acting as a new norm in the industry. Live Nation even... Read more
AEG, Live Nation Sign Request For Federal Aid For Live Events
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the live event industry has been halted. Some of the top managers and producers have now come together to request federal aid as live entertainment’s revenue plummets. A memo, which was obtained by Billboard, asks Congress to expand the Paycheck Protection Act to entertainment with... Read more
Coronavirus Study Finds Nicotine May Block Virus
The live event industry, among others, has been halted amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Researchers are looking at how the industry could resume to normal going forward and found a possible breakthrough.  Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that injecting poisons may kill viruses in a semi-safe... Read more
Facebook Launches Paid Live Stream Functionality For Creators
Coronavirus has halted the music industry — and severely impacted the incomes of musicians. During this trying time, Facebook announced that it would begin charging for livestreams in order to allow musicians and other creators to monetize their performances. Livestreams have become the new norm amid the global pandemic;... Read more
MLB Reverses Ticket Policy To Allow Refunds For Ticketholders
Ever since the MLB halted its operations last month, fans have been kept waiting for any decision regarding the season, along with refunds for tickets to impacted games. They may soon get an answer to the refund issue, however. The league has reversed its policy to hold refunds for... Read more
Seatgeek Sued Over Covid-19 Refund Policy Change
The secondary ticketing site SeatGeek was hit with a class-action lawsuit over the weekend regarding its refund policy. A customer filed the suit Friday, accusing the company of rescinding its money-back guarantee following widespread cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Post reports. The consumer, William Trader,... Read more
Live Nation Reveals Ticket Refund Plan For Postponed, Cancelled Shows
Following harsh backlash from fans, Live Nation updated its ticket-refund policies for cancelled or postponed events amid the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, the company – along with its subsidiary Ticketmaster – said it would only refund ticketholders for events that were cancelled or rescheduled, not postponed, within a 30-day window.... Read more