Eventbrite Cuts Staff By 45%

Global ticketer Eventbrite is laying off 45% of its workforce as part of a $100 million annual expense reduction in response to the massive disruption in the live event industry. Continue reading

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Virgin Fest Partners With StubHub For Verified Ticketing

StubHub has been named the exclusive Verified Ticket Marketplace for VIRGIN FEST, a new music and tech festival to be held June 6 + 7, 2020 at the Banc of. Continue reading

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Congress Launches Investigation Into Primary And Secondary Ticketing

Members of the U.S. Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee have launched a formal investigation into ticketing in both the primary and secondary markets. “The Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over. Continue reading

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Ticketmaster Sued After Allegedly Sabotaging Tour

The promoter behind a popular '90s legacy act package show is suing Ticketmaster, claiming the ticketing giant damaged the tour's ticket sales by only showing customers the highest priced tickets. Continue reading

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Obama Signed The BOTS Act, But Don’t Get Too Excited

Obama's recent signing of the Better Online Tickets Sales (BOTS) act, while a step in the right direction, will only go so far towards solving issues with customers' ticket buying experience.

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Music Industry Seeks To Ban Concert Ticket Buying Bots

Having choice seats snatched out from under them by the ticket bots of a third party ticket broker is an all-to-common occurrence for a lot of ticket buyers, and while. Continue reading

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StubHub Launches Apple TV Ticketing App

Ticket reseller StubHub has launched an Apple TV app.  It's a first for an industry whose many players are always fighting to find a way to stand out.   

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New Ticketing Tech To Open More Doors To Live Entertainment

The issue of ticket bots snapping up tickets before fans have a chance is one that has long been acknowledged in the industry, but rather than using an increasingly closed. Continue reading

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TUE. BRIEFING: WMG Invests Millions In Artist Mgt • Showbix Adds Music • StubHub Adds Primary Ticketing • More

Tuesday 2.9.2016 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web New models for music managers are finally emerging. Some mean being part of something bigger, others are about working smarter.. Continue reading

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6 Venue Execs Fired For Reselling Tickets And No One Is Surprised

When the industry rails against ticket resales, bots (automated ticket buying apps) are held up as the main culprit. But it turns out, to the surprise of absolutely no one. Continue reading

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