Sports Events 365 Becomes World’s First Hybrid Website For Sports, Music Events
Secondary ticketing site Sports Events 365 announced that it has become the first hybrid website for sports and music events in the world. Through a new interface, Sports Evens 365’s customers will receive immediate confirmation on 85 percent of the tickets on its site, rather than the current 50... Read more
Vivid Seats Launches New Rewards Program, Redesigned Mobile App
The secondary ticketing company Vivid Seats launched Vivid Seats Rewards today, a loyalty program that will allow fans to earn credit based on how much they buy on the site. Once fans sign into the Vivid Seats mobile app, which has been fully redesigned, they will be automatically enrolled... Read more
RateYourSeats.com Enhances Ticket Buying Experience With 3D Viewing
When fans buy tickets to a concert or sporting event online, they typically are blindly choosing their seats, with no regard to what their view will actually look like. RateYourSeats.com, a secondary ticketing site, aims to change the norm and improve the ticket buying experience with new fan-forward 360º... Read more
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