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  1. AEG, StubHub Partnership Brings Benefits Far Beyond Secondary Ticketing

    November 12, 2012 6:51 PM EST A deal that pairs the world's second-biggest concert promoter and the world's second-biggest e-commerce company could unlock value for artists, managers and the promoter -- and further legitimize secondary ticketing. AEG has partnered wi ...

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  3. HMV Looks to Grow Ticketing Division by Partnering With Ticketmaster U.K.

    May 15, 2012 2:02 PM EDT Troubled U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has teamed with the British arm of Ticketmaster as it looks to expand its ticketing operations. Announced today (May 15), the strategic partnership comes into effect over the next six to eight weeks and wil ...

  4. Groupon's New G-Pass Allows Fans To Skip The Box Office

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Groupon today announced the launch of G-Pass, an aspect of GrouponLive that allows users to access venues without having to stop by the box office first to pick up purchased tickets. Groupon and Live Nation Partner On GrouponLive, Ticket Discount ...

  5. Exclusive Q&A: Michael Rapino CEO of Live Nation on the Ticketing Crisis (Part Two)

    March 07, 2012 10:30 AM EST (Illustration by Ray Bartkus) There is a lot of frustration out there in the ticket buying world as thousands of fans virtually line up at primary sites like Ticketmaster.com for tickets to hot shows and, for a variety of reasons, come away empty ...

  6. Exclusive Q&A: Michael Rapino CEO of Live Nation on the Ticketing Crisis

    March 06, 2012 1:30 PM EST A screen shot of Bruce Springsteen's StubHub page for his April 6 Madison Square Garden show where tickets ranged from $185 - $,4000. There is a lot of frustration out there in the ticket buying world as thousands of fans virtually line up at ...

  7. Confessions of a Ticket Scalper: Billboard's Candid Q&A

    March 05, 2012 5:45 AM EST As part of a Billboard special report on the state of the ticketing business, our touring expert Ray Waddell picked the brain of a ticket broker who's been in the game, as he says, "since it was invented." We chose to protext his id ...

  8. How Eric Church Battled Scalpers Head-On

    February 06, 2012 8:38 AM EST Eric Church, at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, has found both success and ticket resellers. (photo: ericchurch.com) Eric Church has a song called "Springsteen" on his current album Chief , but the country rocker discovered he ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Chris Tsakalakis

    January 26, 2012 11:07 PM EST No. 91 Chris Tsakalakis President StubHub Twitter: @CTsak Speeding Tickets... People in the music industry tend to take one of two viewpoints on Tsakalakis, president of StubHub, the most powerful secondary ticketing company in the United States. ...

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  12. Twitter Feed Me

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  13. StubHub Preps U.K. Launch

    September 16, 2011 8:23 AM EDT Secondary ticket site StubHub is to launch in the United Kingdom, according to reports. The Ebay-owned company is due to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011 and has been recruiting staff in Dublin ahead of its U.K. bow, claims The Financial Times ...

  14. Anti-Scalping Groups Actually Financed by Live Nation, StubHub, Report Says

    July 21, 2011 10:43 AM EDT Amid heated competition and consumer complaints about ticket scalping, live event and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment and ticket reseller StubHub, part of eBay, have launched nonprofit groups to represent consumer interests as part of a ...

  15. Ticket Trust Launches, UK's 'Ethical Ticket Exchange' To Combat Fraud, Scalpers

    July 12, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Despite predictions that the U.K. live-music sector is set for a revival this year after a downturn blip in 2010, the controversial topic of secondary-ticket sales heated up this week with the launch of The Ticket Trust on Monday (July 11). Set up ...

  16. Six Questions For Fan Freedom Project's Jon Potter

    June 21, 2011 1:10 PM EDT The concert ticketing business has become an area of increased scrutiny of late, with the paperless ticketing issue largely leading the way. While ticket companies claim paperless ticketing protects fans from scalping practices, opponents claim it ...

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  18. Could Zaarly, A New Mobile Sales Platform, Help Fight Ticket Scalping?

    April 29, 2011 3:22 PM EDT At the close of a less-contentious-than-expected panel on indies and Ticketmaster at SXSW, all the parties agreed on one thing: scalping is still a huge problem. Setting aside the ethical questions of jacking ticket prices as high as they'll ...

  19. Mana's Special Appearances This Week: Beware Of Forged Tickets

    April 12, 2011 6:44 PM EDT Maná's new album, "Drama y Luz," was released today, and hundreds of the Mexican band's fans spent it waiting in long lines, trying to get tickets to one of the band's special appearances - and/or looking to buy or sell ac ...

  20. Charlie Sheen's Rep On Ticket Controversy: 'A Ticket Sold Is A Ticket Sold'

    March 30, 2011 4:57 PM EDT "Winning" or "Not Winning"? That's the latest question surrounding Charlie Sheen's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" 22-date North American tour, which begins April 2 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Over the past ...

  21. ShowClix, TicketBiscuit Helping Clients Move Unsold Inventory

    February 03, 2011 8:19 PM EST Ticketing companies ShowClix and TicketBiscuit have taken steps to help their clients tackle one of the biggest problems in live events: unsold inventory. In both cases, venues and promoters are given an opportunity to go through a third party to ...

  22. Australian Govt Won't Tackle Scalpers

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's ticket scalpers have dodged the brunt of the law after the government advised that it wouldn't pursue the murky secondary ticketing trade. A year ago, the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) launched a revi ...

  23. Ontario Bans Ticketing Firms From Re-Selling

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has passed Bill 172, the Ticket Speculation Amendment Act, prohibiting any ticket sales and distribution company from diverting tickets to a related re-seller. In the Bill's explanatory note, it states that ...

  24. StubHub Chief Touts Secondary Market On Huffington Post

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the summer’s quietest developments has been New York State’s move to force ticket sellers to offer paper tickets. The lawmakers’ intent was to preserve an open secondary market. In doing so, they gave a thumbs down to any ticketing company’ ...

  25. Business Matters: Guy Hands, Spotify, Rush, SESAC, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The most interesting part of Reuters’ 1,000-word article on Terra Firma head Guy Hands is a quote from a former investor who got out in April: “Terra Firma is putting it all into EMI. If it blows up, they are finished. It's that binary. It ...

  26. Australian Govt Body Investigates Scalping

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government is scoping the effects of ticket scalping on the general public. The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council has launched a review, which will examine the secondary ticketing market and asks whether changes are nee ...

  27. Live Nation Drops Service Fees For June

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will roll out a massive price promotion this week, No Service Fee June, which will eliminate service fees on nearly 8 million tickets, more than 700 shows and 110 artists. "Every show, every ticket, every artist, every amphitheate ...

  28. Billboard.biz Q&A: President of StubHub, GM of eBay Tickets, Chris Tsakalakis

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than any other company, StubHub has been responsible for the perception makeover that turned ticket "scalpers" into ticket "brokers." StubHub helped rebrand an often-vilified vocation by pushing ticket reselling out of the ...

  29. The Web Reacts: Day Two of the iPad

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST So, what's the deal with the Apple iPad? Here's the buzz from around the Web: Day 2 : - iPad Merges Media, Mobile Ambitions (CNET) - Can iPad Save Media? (Wired) - Why Do I Need One? (Bob Lefsetz) - iPad Targeting iPhone Users (TechCrunc ...

  30. Ancienne Belgique Launches Ticket Exchange

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Brussels concert venue Ancienne Belgique (AB) is to implement a number of measures to fight ticket scalping including a legitimate ticket exchange system. The system becomes effective Jan. 22, the date for a sold-out show from Belgian metal band C ...

  31. Italian Biz Bemoans Broadband Cut

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Italian record industry has expressed its concern about the government's decision to block €800 million ($1.2 billion) in funding that had been destined for the development of broadband networks. The block is part of a series of spending ...

  32. Heated Panel Debates Ticketing Strategies

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Marion, the GM of North Little Rock, Ark.'s, Verizon Arena (formerly Alltel Arena) drew applause during a morning panel today at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards after sharing his thoughts on a polarizing subje ...

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  34. ASTA Backs Fake Tickets Warning Campaign

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Association of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA) has given its backing to the U.K. Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) "Just Tick It" initiative on fraudulent ticketing Web sites. The new OFT campaign warns consumers about such sites an ...

  35. Opinion: Digital, Scarcity And The Impact On The Music Biz

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Has the digital copy increased the value of the scarce physical event? Or has the drop in revenue in the era of the digital copy unlocked the value that already existed? Although Andrew Keen’s recent article about marketing in the digital economy ...

  36. OFT, STAR Act On Ticket Terms

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A code of conduct for universal terms and conditions for tickets has been developed for consumers in the U.K., following an agreement between the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR). STAR represents p ...

  37. Seatwave Set For Almost 10,000 Jackson Refunds

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Secondary ticket service Seatwave sold almost 10,000 tickets to the Michael Jackson O2 arena concerts, according to CEO and founder Joe Cohen, and refunds are currently being processed. The London-based service has offered guidance online to users ...

  38. Briefs: Jammie Thomas Case, CMA Fest, Ticketmaster

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- To follow live updates of the Jammie Thomas file-sharing case that started at 9am CT, follow the Twitter feeds of Copyright & Campaign's Ben Sheffner and Marc Bourgeois , and/or follow the #riaa hash tag. -- Live Nation is offering som ...

  39. Ticket Markups Capped As NY Scalping Law Expires

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Want to score a ticket to the sold-out Beyonce concert at Madison Square Garden this month? It'll cost you only two extra bucks -- for now. Thanks to a missed deadline in Albany, reselling tickets to concerts, sports events and other attracti ...

  40. German Promoter Wins Depeche Mode Tickets Ruling

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Marek Lieberberg, based in Frankfurt, has fought back against the secondary ticket market after concerns about inflated prices for the Depeche Mode tour. The District Court of Munich prohibited dealing in indirectly purchased conc ...

  41. Ticketmaster 1Q Profit Falls On Lower Ticket Sales

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. reported a 78 percent drop in first-quarter profit Tuesday as ticketing sales fell and a distribution agreement with merger partner Live Nation ended. The company also incurred costs related to the upcoming merger. ...

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  43. U.K. Promoter Predicts Summer Ticketing Strife

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer stadium and arena shows by Take That, Madonna, Oasis and U2 are likely to be targeted by fraudulent ticket operations, according to one leading U.K. promoter. Rob Ballantine, director of Manchester-based SJM Concerts, tells Billboard.biz th ...

  44. Op-Ed: LiveStub CEO Questions TM-LN Merger

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The live event ticket business is not the largest or most critical industry to the lives of consumers, but it is where we turn to for one of our most passionate "wants": great entertainment. While people buy tickets for performers and ev ...

  45. U.K. Promoters' Secondary Ticketing Fightback

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Concert Promoters Association (CPA) has entered the secondary ticketing market with a new online service, describing the move as a response to the "lack of imminent decisive government action on ticket touts." It follows ...

  46. U.K. Govt Calls For Ticket Touting Clampdown

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government has called on the ticketing and events industry to reduce the number of tickets that end up in the hands of touts. Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe launched a consultation to find solutions on how to improve the ticketing market ...

  47. Trans World Lays Off 25 More

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST After a disappointing holiday selling season, sources say Trans World Entertainment has laid off about 25 people at company headquarters. That move comes on top of the employees cut due to the 70 stores that the company has been closing or is slat ...

  48. EMI Unveils New 'Learning Lab' Site

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has launched its new Web site, emi.com , with artist bios, song clips, videos, and playlist and recommendation features. The site will add music purchase functions and widgets in the future, along with concert clips, interviews and behin ...

  49. MTV EMAs Web Traffic Revealed

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled its figures for Web traffic, online voting and mobile downloads for last month's MTV Europe Music Awards. The event was staged in Liverpool on Nov. 6 and performers included Pink, The Killers, Beyonce a ...

  50. Touring Panel: Ticketing Charges Won't Disappear

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster Entertainment may be experimenting with eliminating convenience charges for ticket purchases, but "they're not going to die off entirely," according to Ticketmaster Entertainment senior VP, assistant general counsel Jos ...

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