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  1. Redbox Enters Ticketing Game, Beginning in Philadelphia

    October 03, 2012 1:14 PM EDT Redbox, famous for its ubiquitous DVD rental kiosks, is announcing today that it is entering the ticketing game, beginning in the Philadelphia market with kiosks and online sales. Regardless of the ticket price, Redbox Tickets will be sold at face ...

  2. Louis CK to Sell Concert Tickets Direct to Fans, and More Ideas for the Music Biz

    June 26, 2012 6:34 PM EDT Lots of people are talking about whether electronic artists push one button or more than one button when they play live. Everyone else seems to be bickering about whether the kids today are immoral because they play video games and stream music in ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Wiseguy Ticket Brokers Avoid Jail Time

    June 10, 2011 10:35 AM EDT The owners of a ticket-brokerage business who used computer programs to buy 1.5 million tickets online have avoided jail time and received probation for their roles in the operation, according to Bloomberg . The indictments were handed out in Marc ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Concert Ticket Prices Expected To Drop In 2011 After Sluggish 2010

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock 'n' roll in the new year. 2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Dutch Rock Fans Snap Up Tickets To Avoid New Tax

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tickets for a Dutch rock festival sold out in hours, even though it's nearly nine months away and not a single act has yet been announced. The lure? Buy now, sock it to the man, and avoid higher ticket taxes. Lowlands Festival organizers put ...

  13. 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’ ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Michael Rapino: 'Strong Summer' For Live Nation

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a rare television interview this morning with CSNBC's Julia Boorstin, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino says LN is having a "strong summer" and hopes the proposed merger with Ticketmaster will be consummated by the end of the year. ...

  26. TicketsNow Operated Sites Shut Down, Company Hit With Fine

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. subsidiary has reached an agreement with the Illinois Attorney General after complaints of overly high-priced tickets to Hannah Montana and Bruce Springsteen concerts. The state attorney general's office anno ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Sen. Schumer Unveils Ticketing Legislation

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the backdrop of this morning's second round of U2 tickets for their fall concert in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled new legislation to improve fans' chances of getting tickets at face price and crack down on ticke ...

  31. U.K. Dance Fest Creamfields Cuts Prices

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creamfields, the long-running annual U.K. dance event, is selling a limited number of its 2009 festival tickets at a reduced rate in a move organisers claim reflects the current financial climate. Effective today, 5,000 weekend tickets (including ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Ticketmaster Experiments With Dropped Fee

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster Entertainment president and Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty said yesterday (Nov. 10) during a conference call with investors that the company is beginning to experiment with "eliminating add-on fees" for ticket purchases. &qu ...

  37. Insurance Scheme For Secondary Ticketers

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Assn. of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA) has unveiled an insurance bond scheme to protect its members' customers in the event of a U.K. business failure. From next month, all ASTA members will be bonded under a scheme underwritten by Lloyd ...

  38. Glastonbury Unveils Advanced Booking Scheme

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival has rolled out an advance booking system for the 2009 event, which will take place June 24-28 at Worthy Farm, Somerset. The iconic music festival suffered from slower sales this year after tickets were made available in April. ...

  39. MPs: Secondary Ticket Industry Needs To 'Clean Up Its Act'

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Parliamentary select committee has described the inflated prices in the secondary ticket market as "unfair", but MPs have stopped short of recommending government intervention saying this "should only be considered as last resort& ...

  40. Judge Makes Key Ruling In Ticketmaster Suit

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Los Angeles issued a preliminary injunction against RMG Technologies to stop creating, trafficking in, or facilitating the use of computer programs that allow its clients to circumvent the protection systems on the ticketmaster. ...

  41. Hannah Montana Outcry Spurs Lawsuits

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Public outcry over the secondary market’s impact on Hannah Montana ticket sales has spurred state attorneys general in Missouri, Arkansas and Pennsylvania to take action. A week from today Ticketmaster will seek a preliminary injunction in Federal ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. TicketNetwork Launches Error Protection System

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT TicketNetwork, a site that provides technology to help power secondary-market ticket brokers, has launched an online mechanism that enables venues to report mislabeled events, ticket printing errors, lost tickets and double-sold tickets. "Thi ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Ticketmaster, iTunes Offer Free Downloads

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, anyone buying a concert ticket online via Ticketmaster.com will get a free music download of their choice from iTunes. The new promotion can be used in conjunction with an existing initiative that provides fans ...

  46. U.K. Brighton Venue Embraces TicketExchange

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Brighton Centre, in south east England, has become the first U.K. venue to adopt Ticketmaster's TicketExchange service. The exchange facility, first launched in October 2002 in the United States, will allow customers to resell tickets for ...

  47. Ticketmaster, iTunes Offer Free Downloads

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beginning this summer, Ticketmaster will offer a free song on iTunes with every concert ticket purchased on Ticketmaster.com. Additionally, music fans who pre-order select digital albums on iTunes can participate in a pre-sale whereby they can pur ...

  48. Aussie Live Biz Hunts Scalpers

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Performance Australia is leaning towards self-regulation rather than pushing for legislation as the best solution to cutting out ticket scalpers. Last month, online auction site eBay successfully sued Creative Festival Entertainment, promoter ...

  49. Big Day Out, eBay In Aussie Legal Stoush

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian music festival Big Day Out and online auction house eBay are heading for the Federal Court in Sydney on Dec. 23. eBay is taking legal action against BDO over its new anti-scalping ticket policy, in which it now states tickets sold-on &q ...

  50. Italian Concert Revenue Dips

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The amount of money spent by Italians on concerts fell by 12.6% in the first six months of 2006 with respect to the same period in 2005, according to figures released by collecting society SIAE. A total of €75 million ($99 million) was spent on co ...

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