Ticketmaster Buys Former CEO Hubbard’s Company After DOJ Clearance
Ticketmaster has now acquired Rival, the ticketing startup founded by its former chief executive officer Nathan Hubbard, as first reported by Billboard. The deal came about following clearance from the Department of Justice in accordance with its monitoring of practices due to the now-extended consent decree of parent company... 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
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
Former Ticketmaster CEO Announces New Ticketing Venture “Rival”
Nathan Hubbard, who ran Ticketmaster in the four years following its merger with Live Nation before leaving to serve as Twitter VP of Commerce and Media, announced a new venture in a series of tweets on Friday morning. The details were thin on what exactly the company – called... Read more
Live Nation admits up to 90% of tickets may never reach the general public
“‘Everybody in the industry knows that most of the best tickets for most of the shows are never sold to the public,’ said Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork…. (Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan) Hubbard put it this way: ‘The on-sale process is like a mysteriously devastating airplane farter: tickets leak out... Read more