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
Broker Genius Names Former Bluewolf COO Paulo Kaiser As President
Broker Genius, a dynamic auto pricing and analytics company in the ticketing industry, hired former Bluewolf executive Paulo Kaiser as its first President. Paulo will manage Broker Genius’s growth and continue to drive customer success. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the engineering, analytics, account management, sales,... Read more
Insurtech Company TicketGuardian Combats Non-Refundable Industry
At major, live events, there are always seats left unfilled, causing fans to speculate and venues to become frustrated. But what if there was a way to prevent this from happening, and give some sort of control back to venues and ticketing platforms? Earlier this year, FIFA launched an... Read more
Security Firm Claims Ticketmaster Data Breach Is Part Of Larger Scheme
Last month, Ticketmaster revealed that it suffered a security breach from a third-party supplier, however, the cybersecurity firm RiskIQ claims that this breach was not a one-off incident, but rather part of a larger credit card-skimming operation, which has hit more than 800 e-commerce sites online. Ticketmaster said that... Read more
Live Nation Buys Stake In Red Mountain Entertainment To Improve Shows
Birmingham, Alabama’s largest concert promoter, Red Mountain Entertainment, has been bought by concert giant Live Nation Entertainment in hopes to bring more shows to the area. Live Nation, who owns Ticketmaster, manages major artists around the globe and operates more than 200 venues. Red Mountain is just another promoter... Read more
Ticketmaster UK Admits Data Breach From Third-Party Supplier
Ticketmaster has admitted that the company suffered a security breach this past weekend from a third-party supplier. The Ticketmaster data breach reportedly included personal and payment information for 40,000 users in the United Kingdom. The company confirmed on Twitter that malicious software caused the hack on the third-party support product... Read more
Proposed New York Regulations Fail Consumers By Ignoring Holdbacks
New York’s laws related to ticketing are in the final stages of a proposed re-write, with the draft bill in Albany putting heavy emphasis on adding onerous regulations to the secondary ticket market. While it adds a number of regulatory hurdles for legal resale, it does nothing to address... Read more
Stage Front Announces The Launch Of Ticket Logic
A Profit-Enhancing Pricing Technology Platform Stage Front is excited to announce the launch of Ticket Logic, a cloud-based ticket pricing technology platform that integrates the user’s current point of sale system to maximize profits and reduce unsold tickets on the secondary ticket market.  Ticket Logic combines its state of... Read more
New South Wales Fair Trading Announces Anti-Scalping Law
This morning, New South Wales approved scalping laws to stop tickets from being resold at inflated prices, and announced staggering fines scalpers will face if they do not oblige. According to The Newcastle Herald, the Minister for Better Regulation, Matt Kean, said that these reforms mean that it is... Read more