After an undercover investigation appeared to show that, contrary to an anti-scalping pubic posture, Ticketmaster is courting ticket brokers and profiting from them, the Live Nation owned ticketing giant has responded.
Billboard has acquired live entertainment news site Amplify Media. Amplify founder Dave Brooks has joined the Billboard staff as a senior correspondent, along with writer Taylor Mims. Brooks will lead Billboard’s touring and live entertainment coverage.
Concert and event ticketing platform Eventbrite stick soared as much as 70% during its Thursday IPO. Eventbrite shares had been priced $23 but at opened at $36 and climbed as high as $39.30 before ending the day up 59% at $36.50 per share.
William Paterson University Prof. David Philp looks at a report from Live Nation based on some fresh, unique research explaining how our need for community and belonging is satisfied by attending live shows.
An undercover investigation by the Toronto Star and Canadian Broadcasting Company appear to show that, contrary to their vehement anti-scalping pubic posture, Ticketmaster is courting ticket brokers, profiting by providing special accounts and software and generally willing to turn a blind eye to violations of the company’s own contracts and ticketing policies.
Artist management platform Artist Growth has seen an impressive 18 months. This cloud-based system which provides artists and managers with tools to organize touring, finances, merch and data reporting, now tracks more than $2.5 billion in tour revenue and nearly $700 million in expenses.
With over 47 million events being created on Facebook in a single year, getting yours to stand out from the crowd is no easy task. Here we look at 5 tips from the Facebook Events Team on how you can make you next event, whether it's a workshop or an album release, catch your fans' attention.
[UPDATED] Warner Music Group continues to diversify beyond recorded music with the $180 million acquisition of EMP Merchandising, a major European specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailer. EMP is currently owned by Sycamore Partners, a New York City private equity firm.
While you may think you have everything ready to go for a release as far as your marketing campaign and advertising plan are concerned, getting the attention of fans (or potential fans) can sometimes require an extra push. Here we look at promo tools that will grab consumers by the throat and hold their attention.
Instagram is an incredibly valuable and effective social media marketing tool, and while most music promoters already have a regularly established strategy when it comes to the photo sharing platform, they could be leaving out a key piece: Geotagging.
Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at bay, and cope more effectively with it as a condition.
While every band has to start somewhere, lining up shows can be a challenge, and finding decent shows to play, particularly at the early stages, is not easy task. Here we look at some mixed techniques to try in an effort to line up more shows for your band.
Rarely does someone purchase a ticket for an event immediately after learning about it, and 'converting' them into a ticket buyer can be a delicate process. Here, we look at how to target the right potential attendees through Facebook.
While you may not yet be ready to employ a full-time music manager, that doesn't mean that, as a DIY artist, you need to totally go it alone. In fact, there are a number of ways you can expand your team and advance your career without having to fully invest in a manager. Here we look at five things an accountability team can do for you.
It has been commonly acknowledge that touring is now how artists are making their money in today's music business, but hitting on the road brings with it a host of expenses. Here we break down the various costs of touring into three different tiers: basic, medium, and premium.
Berklee President Roger H. Brown shares a recent letter he penned to Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey supporting the Music Modernization Act and advocating for a music industry which betters compensates and empowers artists.
Social live streamer Caffeine has announced a $100 million investment round led by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. The much hyped platform, founded by two of Apple's former star designers, also announced a partnership with concert giant Live Nation.
Live shows bring with them an unending host of variables and complications, and it can be difficult to prioritize what you need to take with you. Here we look at the five essential items for converting concert goers into engaged fans.
In this piece we hear from Joyce Smith, the current manager of The Rolling Stones, and their associate for the past thirty years. Here she discusses the challenges of the job, and offers advice to other up and coming managers in the music industry.
For artists at the top tier of the industry, it's a good time to be touring, with concerts in the first half of 2018 bringing in a record amount of money. Unfortunately, this extra load of cash doesn't appear to be result of more tickets selling.
UPDATED: Secondary ticketer Viagogo has sued Ed Sheeran’s promotion company, alleging fraud over canceled tickets to the singers recent tour. The startup also has refused to testify before a committee of the UK Parliament.
Bandsintown has added a unique free tool to announce concerts and sell tickets directly on Instagram via the concert discovery platform's new Events Landing Page. Instagram has quickly become a very effective viral marketing tool for music and musicians.
FlipTix, announced that their ticket resale app will launch will launch in California at the Kaaboo-Del Mar Festival when it's held in Del Mar from Sept. 14-16. Unlike other ticket resale services that allow fans to buy tickets ahead of a concert or festival, FlipTix enables users to legally sell their tickets to the event if they leave early.
In the wake of the The Queen of Soul's passing, David Philp here outlines some important steps artists should take in the own lives, both to prepare for their own eventual passing and to improve their careers as they currently are.
Although Virtual Reality tech dropped with a huge amount of promise this immersive entertainment technology hasn't quite taken in off in the way many thought, despite many efforts to the contrary. That said VR is far from dead, and could have a promising future in music.