Pearl Jam, Ticketmaster End Feud To Combat Ticket Resale
Updated 1/16: Ticketmaster issued a statement on Pearl Jam’s decision to use SafeTix. “Pearl Jam has a long-standing commitment to protecting and advocating for their fans, and keeping ticket prices fair is central to that promise. To ensure tickets are not offered to fans above face value, the band... Read more
Endeavor Acquires Majority Stake In On Location Experiences
Endeavor, the global sports and entertainment agency, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the premium hospitality company On Location Experiences for $660 million, SportsBusiness reports. The agency reportedly acquired two separate shareholdings for 33 percent each — one held by Redbird Capital and the other by... Read more
Live Nation: Raising Ticket Prices Could Be A ‘Huge Opportunity’
While fans are often blindsided by outrageous ticket prices, the ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment only expects prices to increase in the future. Michael Rapino, the Chief Executive at Live Nation, recently explained to Liberty Media Corp. investors that concert tickets are an “incredible bargain” for live event fans.... Read more
FanFair Alliance Files Complaint Against Viagogo’s StubHub Deal
UPDATE (as of December 4, 2019)  Viagogo released the following statement to TicketNews regarding the matter: “Viagogo expects the market regulator to look at this deal as they would with any deal of this size and we will be working with them collaboratively on that as required.” — The... Read more
Fans Frustrated After Failing To Secure Ryder Cup Tickets
Golf enthusiasts were vying for 2020 Ryder Cup tickets this week but many left empty-handed after tickets sold out in under an hour. The 43rd Ryder Cup is set to take place from September 25 to 27, 2020 in Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisoconsin. Currently, Team Europe is the reigning... Read more
Legendary Actress, Musician Doris Day Dies at 97
Doris Day, the legendary 97-year-old actress and singer, has died this morning at her home in Carmel Valley, California, the Doris Day Animal Foundation announced. According to The Associated Press, she was surrounded by her close friends when she died. “Day had been in excellent physical health for her... Read more
Fyre Fest Merchandise Will Be Auctioned To Pay Off Billy McFarland’s Debts
Although Billy McFarland is currently in jail for scamming thousands of people during the failed Fyre Festival, his victims are still yet to be paid. To help pay back some of McFarland’s debts, Fyre Fest merchandise will be up-for-grabs. The United States Marshals Service of Manhattan will auction off... Read more
eBay Negotiates Future of StubHub, Classifieds With Investors
eBay is reportedly in active negotiations with activist investors Starboard Value and Elliott Management, which could lead to the company’s split with StubHub and its Classifieds unit. According to The Wall Street Journal, eBay is close to settling a dispute to give the activists a seat on its board,... Read more
Taylor Swift’s Use Of Facial Recognition Sparks Future Privacy Concerns
When Rolling Stone revealed last year that Taylor Swift’s security team used facial recognition technology during her Reputation Tour to detect stalkers, a conversation about privacy concerns sparked across the country, but it turns out, consumers have a lot more to be worried about going forward. During Swift’s concert... Read more
Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Ordered To Pay $3M To Former Investor
Entrapreneur Billy McFarland, the infamous leader behind 2017’s failed Fyre Festival, has been ordered to pay back $3 million to an investor who sponsored the event. Earlier this week, New York County Judge Joel H. Cohen handed out a default judgement in favor of EHL Funding, the defrauded investor,... Read more