James McCartney hints at forming band with Beatles’ sons
James McCartney’s recent comments to the BBC are causing a buzz about the possibility that a number of former Beatles’ sons may one day form a band. In a BBC interview published on the network’s website April 2, the famously private McCartney told entertainment reporter Ian Youngs that he... Read more
Canadian university students take first place for ticketing app
The goodnights app adds a new twist to the realm of paperless ticketing, focusing on the use of QR code scanning for purchasing tickets to last minute events. The app works by allowing consumers to scan the QR code contained on a concert or event advertisement, which in turn... Read more
With the Super Bowl having just ended and the Summer Olympics only five months away, ticket fraud is a major concern both at home and abroad. Within the United States, ticket scalping remains a controversial issue that states have tackled to varying degrees. In Massachusetts and New York, resold... Read more
Toronto-based solutions provider AudienceView Ticketing announced today, January 17, the appointment of Mark Fowlie as its president and COO. In the newly created position, Fowlie will report to company co-founder, chairperson and CEO Kevin Kimsa. Fowlie most recently served as the CEO of information management solutions company El Fresko... Read more
Live Nation this week announced the appointment of John Reid as the president of concerts for the company’s Europe division. Reid’s January 16 appointment is the latest in a string of focused efforts by the live entertainment giant to grow its international influence, particularly in the area of concert... Read more
Scarlet Mist ticket exchange returns after four-month shutdown
A UK-based, fan-to-fan ticket exchange Web site relaunched this month after security concerns forced it to shut down last September. Scarletmist.com, which specializes in consumer-driven ticket exchanges, is back online after months of inactivity, during which the organizers worked on improvements. The site, originally launched in 2003 by brothers... Read more
Live Nation this week announced it signed a partnership deal with Croatian concert promoter Adria Entertainment to bring more shows to the country. The move is the latest example of Live Nation’s concerted effort to expand into more international locations to further boost ticket sales and overall revenues. “Croatia... Read more
viagogo to continue fight over reseller name disclosure
The UK Court of Appeal ruled against ticket resale marketplace viagogo late last month for the company to turn over the names of ticket resellers to the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The RFU prohibits the resale of its tickets above face value, so the league sought the names of... Read more
The Quebec government has passed a strict new ticket resale law designed to make it more difficult for ticket brokers to resell tickets above face value. The new law, Bill 25, calls for brokers to obtain permission from a content provider — such as a sports team, concert promoter... Read more
Ticketmaster announced today, October 12, that it has signed ticketing deals with more than 35 Canadian venues, promoters and events in recent weeks. This includes a multi-year renewal with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deals point to Ticketmaster’s continued strength in... Read more