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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business Briefs: Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger, StubHub, TrueAnthem and More

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- NPD Group found that 87% of U.S. digital music buyers used iTunes in 2008 versus 16% who used Amazon.com's MP3 store . Those figures do not indicate volume of purchases, just the percent of consumers who have purchased music at each store. ...

  7. Antitrust Woes Could Dog Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A proposed merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is expected to be announced within days, but antitrust concerns could delay its completion. Board members for at least one of the companies ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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. ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Scalping The Scalpers

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paperless ticketing is emerging as a potential weapon in the efforts of some touring acts to eliminate resellers from the ticket-buying equation. Tom Waits recently became the first recording artist to use Ticketmaster's paperless ticketing t ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. LN Elevates Hubbard To Ticketing Chief

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nathan Hubbard has been promoted to the position of CEO of Live Nation's ticketing unit. In an expanded role, Hubbard will lead Live Nation's ticketing unit with responsibility for the live music giant's new ticketing company. The n ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Cardwell Joins CAA

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will handle sponsorships, endorsements. Industry veteran Marcie Allen Cardwell has joined Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office as a consultant for sponsorships and endorsements. Cardwell's debut project at CAA was closing StubHub a ...

  24. Cardwell Joins CAA

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Marcie Allen Cardwell has joined Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office as a consultant for sponsorships and endorsements. Industry veteran Marcie Allen Cardwell has joined Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office ...

  25. AOL Grabs TicketsNow.com

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Web giant now leader in secondary tickets market. AOL has raised its profile in the secondary ticket market world by adding TicketsNow to StubHub as secondary ticket market partners in what is now called AOL's Ticket Marketplace. Combining th ...

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