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  1. Citi Offering Additional Tickets to Lady Gaga's Sold-Out Roseland Ballroom Residency (Exclusive)

    February 21, 2014 12:21 AM EST All tickets to Lady Gaga's seven-night residency to bid farewell to New York's iconic Roseland Ballroom next month sold out within minutes . But Citi will offer additional tickets beginning Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. eastern at livenation.com, a ...

  2. Ticketmaster Puts Resale, Unsold Tickets in One Spot

    September 06, 2013 7:23 PM EDT Fans of popular artists or sports teams are painfully aware how difficult it is to find good seats to live events at affordable prices. With a new ticket resale system, Ticketmaster is trying to show you what seats are available in one place -- ...

  3. StubHub Becomes Official Ticket Re-Seller for London’s O2 Arena

    June 03, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Secondary ticketing service StubHub has partnered with London’s O2 arena to become the venue’s official ticket re-sale vendor.   Effective immediately, the deal sees The O2’s primary ticketing platform AXS.com become fully integrated with StubHu ...

  4. Business Matters: California Ticketing Legislation Favors Live Nation

    April 26, 2013 8:51 PM EDT Live Nation got a boost on Tuesday when the California Assembly upheld language in a bill that allows for paperless ticketing technology and creates a penalty for people who use software -- called bots -- to circumvent security measures placed ...

  5. StubHub Enters Into Naming Rights Deal for AEG’s Home Depot Center

    March 04, 2013 2:27 PM EST In a surprising move that could further legitimatize the secondary ticketing market, StubHub has entered into a long-term agreement with AEG for naming rights to the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Effective in June, the 27,000-capacity fa ...

  6. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 1:46 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a who's who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Ma ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Spreecast Signs Video Deal with Viacom's VH1, Logo

    October 10, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Spreecast, a social video platform founded by former StubHub chief executive Jeff Fluhr, on Wednesday announced a deal with Viacom to produce online video chats that let viewers interact with on-air hosts from Viacom's VH1 and Logo channels. ...

  9. Business Matters: Can Seth Goldstein's DJZ Disrupt As Well As Entertain?

    September 13, 2012 2:21 PM EDT That Seth Goldstein is aiming his new startup, the content and advertising-driven DJZ at the growing electronic dance music (EDM) scene is not a surprise. Goldstein is chairman at Turntable.fm, the DJ-minded music service that shot to fame in 2011 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Scalper 'Assault' Caused Website Jam for Bruce Springsteen Ticket Sales, Ticketmaster Says

    January 27, 2012 6:14 PM EST The latest episode in the saga between Bruce Springsteen and Ticketmaster arose Friday when the company's websites were jammed by what the company said was an "assault" from scalpers looking to hoard tickets for the Boss' upcom ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry'

    May 18, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry' The blurb on the back cover pretty much says it all: "Reading this book won't make you any happier about spending four hundred bucks to go to a rock s ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Business Matters: EMI, Pricing Strategies, 'Share' and more

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. The Future of EMI -- After Terra Firma’s loss to Citigroup in a New York courtroom, the prognosticators started thinking about EMI’s future. Here’s a sample: • “…the court case certainly ...

  23. UPDATE: Ticketmaster To Drop Affiliate Commissions

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster informed its affiliate partners in an email on Thursday that as of October 15 it will no longer pay commissions on affiliate sales. The affiliate program still exists and Ticketmaster will continue to provide affiliates access to its ...

  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. Opinion: The $400 Ticket Has Been Here A While

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The $400 ticket is already here, just look on the secondary market. The LA Times post “The Marriage of Ticketmaster and Live Nation: Say Hello to the $400 Ticket?” about Live Nation’s goal of raising prices misses on an important point in the deba ...

  26. How Will Live Nation Grow?

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The New York Times nabbed interviews with Live Nation chiefs Irving Azoff and Michael Rapino for a lengthy Sunday article . Most of the piece is a re-cap of things we know - only 380 words of this 4,996-word article look into the future. But, this ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Business Matters: EMI Music Pub, StubHub, Pandora, Camper Van Beethoven and More

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Music Row says a major Nashville label will soon annou ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Business Matters: Spotify, iTunes, Pandora

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A new era for iTunes ? Perhaps music will not be as important to Apple since it will not be the critical driver of future hardware sales. Needh ...

  31. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, AEG Live, Baidu

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- According to one analyst, Ticketmaster 's plan to introduce dynamic pricing ( read more in Thursday's post at Billboard.biz has a lot of potential. In a research report, Thomas Weisel's Ben Mogil upgraded the company's ratin ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Last Minute Concert Tickets Hot Items In Recession

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unemployment is up and consumer confidence is down, but one silver lining of the recession is that last-minute tickets to hear big acts like Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen are as little as $1. According to eBay Inc's StubHub, the leading Inte ...

  34. Viagogo Refunds Jackson Fans

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Viagogo, the official secondary ticket partner for the Michael Jackson O2 arena shows in London, has begun the process of refunding fans who paid for tickets via the online platform. It is understood that tens of thousands of tickets were sold on ...

  35. Nine Inch Nails' Reznor: Bands Often Scalp Tickets

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Performers often scalp tickets to their own performances, using TicketsNow.com and StubHub.com as outlets, says Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor in a blog posting . With the face value of tickets for the best seats so much less than what high ...

  36. Viagogo Secures $15m Extra Funding

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Viagogo, the secondary-ticketing company, has clinched $15 million in new investment from two retired sports superstars at the same time as it has extended its current ticketing deal with Madonna. The $15 million is from Stefanie Graf Ventures and ...

  37. Analysis: Potential Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The potential merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, first reported by the Wall Street Journal last night (Feb. 3), would create a company in control of the majority of box office dollars, the myriad revenues that can come from ticketing and the ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Opinion: For The Touring Industry, It's Time To Play It Safe

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST The concert business has been remarkably resilient in the face of an incipient recession economy, but it's not invincible. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost jobs who were employed when 2008 began. Many of them want to go to concerts. ...

  40. Touring Briefs: AEG Facilities, StubHub, Wellmont Theatre

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- AEG Facilities , a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has entered into a joint venture with Arena Group 2000 (AG 2000) to manage, book and operate the 14,400-capacity San Diego Sports Arena. The two parties wi ...

  41. StubHub Seals Deal With Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After recently being named the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace for Madonna's North American tour and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, StubHub has announced a similar partnership with the Virgin Mobile Festival, to be held Aug. 9 ...

  42. U.K.'s RRS Goes In To Tackle Secondary Ticketing

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Island Records U.K. managing director Marc Marot has emerged at the helm of an ambitious organization which has been established to license the secondary market for live music tickets in the United Kingdom. An initiative of the Music Manage ...

  43. Ticketing The Hot Topic At Touring Confab

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST If there was one thing made certain during the opening day (Nov. 14) of the annual Billboard Touring Conference, it was that "the secondary market is here, and it's not going anywhere," said Chuck Lavallee, head of business developm ...

  44. Hannah Montana Tix Heating Up Secondary Market

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The intense demand for tickets to the upcoming Hannah Montana tour is shining a bright spotlight on the secondary ticketing market. The tour is a rude awakening to the harsh realities of the modern concert market for an emotionally invested ticket ...

  45. Ozzfest Moves All Free Tickets

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Freefest, the free version of Ozzfest, went clean on its free tickets for all 24 dates in four days. More than 428,000 tickets in all were given away through livenation.com, which producers say is the largest number of free tickets distributed in ...

  46. Warner Signs Secondary Ticket Deal With Viagogo

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. has signed a deal with ticket reseller Viagogo as the two groups look to benefit from the strong demand for live music. Viagogo, which already has ticketing deals with soccer clubs Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chel ...

  47. Ticketmaster Files Suit Against StubHub

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster, the world's largest ticketing company, has fired a major shot over the bow against online ticket seller StubHub. Ticketmaster filed a suit yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Stubhub and its parent eBay, citing inten ...

  48. Ebay To Buy StubHub For $310 Million

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ebay has agreed to acquire privately held StubHub, a leading online secondary ticketing site, for an estimated aggregate value of about $310 million. The acquisition will enable eBay to expand its presence in the online ticketing world, while allo ...

  49. Online Ticket Exchange To Viagogo In Europe

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Viagogo, a new European online ticket-exchange venture designed to bypass scalpers, officially launched today (Aug. 18) in the United Kingdom. Viagogo, a new European online ticket-exchange venture designed to bypass scalpers, officially launched ...

  50. Online Ticket Exchange To Viagogo In Europe

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web site allows fans to exchange tickets. Viagogo, a new European online ticket-exchange venture designed to bypass scalpers, officially launched today (Aug. 18) in the United Kingdom. The brainchild of CEO Eric Baker, co-founder of the U.S.-based ...

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