Ticketmaster Launches Ticket Exchange In The UK
Ticketmaster has officially launched its new in-house fan-to-fan Ticket Exchange marketplace in the UK. Ticket Exchange was announced back in August following Ticketmaster’s decision to close down resale websites Seatwave and GetMeIn! in the European market. While neither site operates anymore, Seatwave still acts as the official resale site... Read more
Ticketfly Founder Launches Blockchain-Powered Ticket Platform
The Ticketfly co-founder and former president of TicketWeb, Dan Teree, has launched a new ticketing platform, Big Neon, which he hopes to have powered by Tari blockchain technology in 2020. Teree departed from Ticketfly in 2013, two years before it was acquired by Pandora and then sold to Eventbrite.... Read more
Ticketmaster, Live Nation Battle Against Consumer Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster was revealed earlier this week after a customer accused the ticketing giant of intentional fraud and over-charging consumers. The lawsuit was filed by customer Allen Lee in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, brought by barristers Steve Berman and... Read more
Court Ruling Bans Viagogo From Selling Rammstein Tickets
German courts have banned the secondary ticketing site Viagogo from selling tickets to metal band Rammstein’s 2019 stadium tour in an effort to limit ticket scalping. According to a press release from promoters MCT Agenteur, Viagogo is forbidden to “allow the sales of tickets for the 2019 Rammstein stadiums... Read more
Opinion: New York Resale Laws Add Onerous Barriers to Small, Minority Businesses
“New York does not lower fees or taxes!” This phrase was shouted across the room by none-other than democrat New York Representative Daniel O’Donnell. This was said in the private closed-door October 2017 meeting between state legislators and representatives from the ticketing industry. The response came after comments from... Read more
Ticketek Launches Price-Capped Ticket Exchange System
The Australian-based ticketing company Ticketek announced plans to launch a price-capped ticket exchange system, Ticketek Marketplace, later this month. Ticketek Marketplace will cap resale tickets at 10 percent above face value. In order to guarantee that tickets are valid, the original ticket’s barcode will be cancelled and a new... Read more
StubHub Names Greg Mrva New Chief Financial Officer
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has appointed Greg Mrva as its new chief financial officer at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Mrva is known as the former managing director of Global Internet Banking at Morgan Stanley and a graduate of Harvard Law. He has also held positions as vice president... Read more
FlipTix Announces Partnership With Stage Left Entertainment
The mobile technology company FlipTix has announced a partnership with the live event company Stage Left Entertainment to allow concertgoers to “flip” their tickets if they leave a show early. According to FlipTix, 30 percent of attendees leave a show early, which means fans have the ability to gain... Read more
Fans Can Now Buy Tickets On YouTube Through Eventbrite Integration
YouTube and Eventbrite teamed up to allow fans the ability to see nearby concerts and buy tickets directly from a music video page. While watching a music video on YouTube Official Artist Channels, fans will see a section below the video listing live performances, and with just a click,... Read more
Band Managers Seek Answers Regarding Ticketmaster Scalper Program
Following CBC News/Toronto Star‘s investigation of Ticketmaster’s professional reseller program, multiple artists’ managers are now seeking answers from Ticketmaster over its relationship with scalpers. CBC published leaked emails where notable band managers questioned Ticketmaster president Jared Smith, demanding to know why the ticketing giant is supporting scalpers. The first... Read more