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
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