European Promoters Attempt To Restrict Ticket Resale To Face-Value
The Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing is another effort by the promoter and venue world to restrict consumer rights on the secondary market throughout Europe. FEAT just launched on January 17 at the live music conference Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) with hopes to work towards face-value resale across Europe. They will... Read more
Viagogo Fights Back Against Proposed Irish Ticketing Laws
The resale ticketing site Viagogo is calling out the Irish government for its proposed laws governing ticket touting. Viagogo reportedly issued a legal memorandum to Irish government ministers, noting that the laws, which seek to ban the above-face value resale of tickets and end bot software, are “repugnant” to... Read more
AXS Announces PayPal As Official Digital Payments Provider
The AEG-owned ticketing platform AXS revealed its integration with PayPal as its official digital payments provider for tickets sold on the site in the U.S. and U.K. Fans will now have the ability to enter their PayPal account information when purchasing tickets through AXS and can receive payments through... Read more
Golden Knights Ban Season Tickets From Calgary Family For ‘Broker Activity’
A Calgary family has been banned from buying season tickets for the Las Vegas Golden Knights for “broker” activity. According to the Edmonton Sun, Cheryl Sullivan lives with her family in Calgary but owns property in Las Vegas and has family in Los Angeles. Her husband, who is a... Read more
Opinion: Predict Ticketing’s Future By Creating It
By: Mark Miller, co-founder & CEO, TicketSocket In the popular book Drucker on Leadership: New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management, author William A. Cohen credits management guru Peter Drucker with instructing his grad students with the sage advice, “The best way to predict the future is to... Read more
NJ Supreme Court Rules In NFL’s Favor For Super Bowl Ticket Case
The New Jersey state Supreme Court ruled that the NFL did not violate the state’s fraud law for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, although only 1 percent of tickets were reserved in a lottery for fans. In 2014, Josh Finkleman of New Brunswick filed suit against the... Read more
Nathan Hubbard’s Ticketing Platform Rival Snags First Client
Rival, the ticketing company created by former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard, has announced that it will partner with its first client, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. According to Amplify, the deal was brokered between Josh Kroenke and his mom Ann, who had taken ownership over their father Stan Kroenke’s Denver... Read more
Utah Jazz Raises Ticket Prices To Meet NBA Market Average
Following a sell-out season, Utah Jazz has decided to increased their season ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season, therefore aligning the team’s prices with the market average. The team notified season ticket holders yesterday that ticket prices will nearly double for the next season, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.... Read more
Tampa Bay’s Poor Sales an Outgrowth of Anti-Broker Crusade
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having trouble filling their stadium this season, and according to several fans and industry insiders, the team’s anti-broker tactics are fueling the lack of attendance. Multiple ticket brokers have commented that when the team was doing poorly, their sales staff looked the other way... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Top Swiss Promoter Mainland Music
Live Nation Entertainment announced it has acquired Mainland Music, one of the top concert promoters in Switzerland that produces over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music, co-founded in 2012 by partners Christian Gremelmayr, Derrick Thomson, Marc Lambelet, Martin Schrader and Santosh Aerthott, has offices in Zurich and Lausanne. With this new... Read more