1. Ticketmaster's Verified Fan Has Had 90% Success Rate at Blocking Bots, Says Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino

    September 08, 2017 6:19 PM EDT Live Nation still poised for continued global growth, CEO explains. Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program has enjoyed an estimated 90 percent success rate blocking tickets from being purchased by bots and brokers while getting the good seats i ...

  2. Taylor Swift Is the Latest Superstar to Use Ticketmaster's Verified Fan Program -- But Does It Work?

    August 25, 2017 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 In March, when Ed Sheeran announced the on-sale dates for his Divided World Tour, Ticketmaster formally introduced its Verified Fan program to keep tickets out of the hands of scalpers. Over the last few weeks, the ticketing giant has announced that ...

  3. Amazon Meets Its Match as Ticketmaster Negotiations Stall

    August 24, 2017 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 With little leverage besides its huge customer base, the online retail behemoth is finding that disrupting the U.S. ticketing market won’t be as easy as throwing its weight around. Two years ago, Amazon set out to shake up one of the few businesses ...

  4. Ticketmaster Releases More 'Free' Tickets as Part of Class-Action Settlement

    July 19, 2017 9:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ticketmaster is giving away tickets to nearly 200 events around America as part of a class action lawsuit settlement from 2013.  The latest giveaway follows a similar one from last year , where Ticketmaster customers who purchased tickets between la ...

  5. Live Nation Launches Grassroots Music Venues Ticketing Website In UK

    July 10, 2017 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Britain's "at risk" grassroots music scene has received a shot in the arm from Live Nation with the launch of a bespoke ticketing service aimed at protecting the future of the sector. TicketWeb , a division of Live Nation-owned Ticket ...

  6. Ticketing Giants Rally to Beat 'Unscrupulous' Manchester Benefit Concert Touts

    June 02, 2017 9:48 AM EDT 0 0 3 Ticketmaster says it received over 10,000 "unscrupulous applications" from people falsely claiming to be at Ariana Grande Manchester bomb attack. The four leading secondary ticket sites in the U.K. have taken a united stance against touts ...

  7. Ticketmaster Settles Rewards Lawsuit For $23 Million

    May 16, 2013 3:19 PM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ticket online, were enrolled in a rewards program that cost $9 a month but never gave them any benefits. U.S. ...

  8. 40 Under 40: Nathan Hubbard

    August 02, 2012 4:21 PM EDT Nathan Hubbard CEO, Ticketmaster Website: Ticketmaster.com Twitter: @NathanCHubbard Spinning The Turnstiles Nathan Hubbard, 37, leads the world's largest ticketing company, simultaneously setting about improving customer service and the analy ...

  9. Twitter 140: Page 6

    July 26, 2012 5:45 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Perez Hilton Blogger, PerezHilton.com @PerezHilton To get the full, MS Paint-enhanced effect of Perez Hilton's celebrity rumors and tabloid commentary, his long-running site is the place to start. But for a ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Exclusive: Irving Azoff On Ticketmaster Competing With AEG/Outbox, Others

    February 08, 2011 11:02 AM EST Last week, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) announced a global ticketing joint venture with Outbox and Cirque du Soleil . In an interview shortly after, Outbox co-president/CEO (and former Ticketmaster chairman) Fred Rosen told Billboard, " ...

  12. Ticketmaster Adds Social Features

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster added some new social features to the service today in hopes of better connecting fans with the concerts they want to see. CEO Nathan Hubbard unveiled the changes on the company’s blog . The features are pretty much an extension of th ...

  13. Rupert Murdoch Launches Ticketing Service Down Under

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Limited has launched a new Australian ticketing service which it bullishly claims will take on the country's two biggest players, Ticketek and Ticketmaster. The new Foxtix business has three chief aims, explains New ...

  14. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Disney, Asthmatic Kitty and more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Spend some time looking through Twitter comments about Ticketmaster’s new blog and initiatives and you’ll come to a few conclusions. First, many people say they care less about the tim ...

  15. Bruce Springsteen Fans To Get Ticketmaster Refund

    February 18, 2010 4:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans will receive refunds for what the U.S. Federal Trade Commission called deceptive sales practices by TicketsNow, a ticket reselling unit of Ticketmaster, the FTC said on Thursday. The FTC said Ticketmaster, which i ...

  16. Bruce Springsteen Fans To Get Ticketmaster Refund

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans will receive refunds for what the U.S. Federal Trade Commission called deceptive sales practices by TicketsNow, a ticket reselling unit of Ticketmaster, the FTC said on Thursday. The FTC said Ticketmaster, which ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Secondary Ticketing Law For Ontario

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The province of Ontario has introduced a law aimed at limiting a company's ability to profit from concert ticket sales in both the primary and secondary markets. "We've heard in our communities, we've heard in the line for coff ...