Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. was established in 1976 and is the world’s largest ticket company, generating revenues of well over $1 billion annually. In 2008, the company acquired Front Line Management Group, world’s leading artist management company, and changed its name to Ticketmaster Entertainment to better reflect its evolution into a “live entertainment ticketing and marketing company.” Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is the parent company, and Ticketmaster is the operating business. Ticketmaster Entertainment is headquartered in West Hollywood, CA, and its stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol “TKTM.”

The company operates in 20 markets around the world, and not only provides primary ticket sales, it also offers secondary ticket sales through its own TicketExchange and TicketsNow subsidiary.

In addition, the company has marketing and distribution through its Web site, www.ticketmaster.com, an immensely popular e-commerce site, and it has about 6,700 retail outlets, and provides exclusive ticketing solutions and other services for more than 10,000 clients, including arenas, stadiums, professional and college sports teams, theaters and performing arts venues, among others. Ticketmaster sells more than 140 million tickets annually.

In 2009, the company lost its largest client, Live Nation, which struck out on its own to launch its own primary ticketing business.

Ticketmaster Launches Ticket Sales Integration With TikTok
Ticketmaster has gained a new potential market for its ticket sales offerings, launching an integration this week with the social video sharing app TikTok. The integration allows creators on the app to search for events that are being sold through the Live Nation-owned ticketing giant, and add them to... Read more
Live Nation Touts More Record-Breaking Revenue in Q2 Earnings
Business is booming for Live Nation Entertainment, which reported another record quarter on Thursday with its Q2 2022 earnings report. The entertainment giant reported operating income to be up by 86 percent compared to the same quarter in 2019, reaching $319 million as live events continued to roll on... Read more
Ticketmaster, XFL Sign Multi-Year Ticketing Partnership
The XFL and Ticketmaster have announced a deal that will make the Live Nation-owned ticketing platform the exclusive vendor for the upstart league for the upcoming 2023 season and beyond. The deal will include ticketing all 43 contests scheduled for the season across the league’s eight markets, including two... Read more
NJ Speaker Calls for Hearing Over Springsteen Ticket Prices
The uproar surrounding the ticket prices for the 2023 U.S. dates on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour continues, with politicians in the singer’s home state of New Jersey weighing in on the outrageous “dynamic” and “platinum” schemes used to inflate prices from the box office. “I... Read more
Paramore Fans Lash Out Over Verified Fan Failure, Ticket Prices
Another day, another black eye for Ticketmaster and its attempts at being the only player in the live event ticketing game. Fans of Paramore have taken to social media Friday to complain over the sale of the group’s tickets for the recently announced 12-date “intimate” fall run in North... Read more
Pascrell Slams “Greedy” Ticketmaster Over Springsteen Fiasco
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. has long been a foe of Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster, and spared no fury at the latest controversy the entertainment and ticketing giant has generated – massive outrage over sky-high ticket prices for beloved New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen’s 2023 tour dates. The... Read more
Ticketmaster Announces Purchase of Thai Ticketing Leader
Ticketmaster announced it is acquiring part of Thai Ticket Major (TTM) in a transaction expected to close in the third quarter of 2022. The deal comes close on the heels of Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation expanding into Thailand with its own acquisition of the Concerts and Entertainment division... Read more
Ticketmaster, South Carolina Extend Ticketing Partnership
The University of South Carolina and Ticketmaster announced an extension of their long-standing deal for the ticketing of Gamecock athletics. The deal includes the ticketing for all athletics games, concerts, and events inside Williams-Brice Stadium, Colonial Life Arena, and Gamecock Club events, as well as other university events for... Read more
Ticketmaster Inks Deal With Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group
Ticketmaster announced a deal that will make it the exclusive ticketing provider for events at TD Place stadium and arena complex in Lansdowne, Ontario. The deal includes ticketing the Ottawa REDBLACKS (Canadian Football League) and Ottawa 67s Hockey Club (CHL). “Ticketmaster is the go-to ticketing provider for most CFL... Read more
Ed Sheeran Fans Fume After Promoter Cancels First Responder Tickets
A much anticipated Ed Sheeran concert at Hampden in Glasgow turned to anger and sadness for some of the singer’s fans, after many were informed at the last minute that their tickets – which had been distributed free as a thank you to workers of the UK National Health... Read more