Hertha Berlin Superfan Wins A Lifetime Season Ticket As A Tattoo
Ticketing companies have been coming up with very creative ways to allow entry into shows; tickets have become digital and Ticketmaster is even investing in facial recognition. However, the soccer club Hertha Berlin had a new idea that could top everything else – a bar code embedded in a tattoo.... Read more
Google Pay Wallet Can Now Store Tickets Via Ticketmaster Integration
Google Pay, who have integrated with Ticketmaster, will now be able to store concert tickets, allowing customers to save tickets directly to their phone with the touch of a button. Earlier this year, Google Pay announced that it would combine Google Wallet and Android Pay under the brand name... Read more
Nine Inch Nails Return With Tour, ‘Physical World’ Tickets Only
Industrial band Nine Inch Nails are back after four years with a new record on the horizon and a packed, 26-date North American tour this fall. However, there’s a catch – in order to get tickets, fans must purchase them in-person. In an attempt to curb scalpers, NIN will... Read more
Australian ‘Ticket Cops’ Mobilized to Patrol Events Stopping Unauthorized Resale
In Victoria, Australia, it is illegal to make profit off of resale tickets, and to put an end to this act, the state is authorizing “ticket cops” to patrol major events before shows and on ticketing websites. According to the 2009 act, which was renamed as Major Events Acts... Read more
SMG Europe Hands UK Ticketing Contract Back to Ticketmaster
The UK’s largest arena venue manager, SMG Europe, has announced that it will once again make Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, their official ticketing partner. SMG Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMG and owns multiple arenas and theaters across the country. These include well-known venues like... Read more
Eventim UK Are The Winners Of Best Ticket Company At The Music Week Awards 2018
London, 27 April 2018: Eventim UK are thrilled to be crowned the winner of the Music Week Awards 2018 for Best Ticket Company. The awards took place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London yesterday. Hosted by Lauren Laverne, the event was attended by well over 1,200 guests, celebrating the... Read more
Ticketing Without Barriers Makes Ticket Buying Inclusive For Disabled Fans
Concerts are an ample part of our society – something that music fans relish in – and should be made accessible to any human. However, people with a disability consistently find that buying tickets is not only difficult, but sometimes impossible. A lot of ticketing sites don’t make it... Read more
SeatGeek, Dallas Cowboys Formally Announce Ticketing Partnership
The long awaited announcement has come – SeatGeek is now officially the ticketing provider of the Dallas Cowboys, taking over from Ticketmaster for one of the top franchises in sports, worldwide. The deal includes SeatGeek taking over as primary ticketing partner for the Cowboys, joining the New Orleans Saints... Read more
What does 2018 Hold for the Secondary Ticket Market? More Voices Chime In
by David Wakeman, Special to TicketNews I posted a piece with predictions for the secondary ticket market in 2018, but I have more predictions…so I need to do a part 2. Again, I asked people in the ticket industry…what is the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity in growing the industry in... Read more
There’s an Entire Digital World Out There – Time for Ticketing to Embrace it
by Mike Guiffre, Special to TicketNews While booking a flight last month for a quick trip back to Pittsburgh for my mom’s birthday party I immediately went to www.expedia.com. Even after moving to Dallas a few years back and going all in on DFW based American Airlines including racking... Read more