Warner Music Group Acquires Songkick Concert Discovery App

Warner Music Group has acquired "selected assets" from Songkick, the popular live music discovery platform. The surprise deal, which appears motivated by the startups protracted legal battle with Ticketmaster, includes. Continue reading

Share on:

Ticketmaster Expands ‘Verified Fan’ Program To Combat Bots, Ticket Scalping

Live Nation's ticketing division Ticketmaster has rolled out an expanded version of their “Verified Fan” program in an effort to combat ticket scalping.

Share on:

FRI. BRIEF: UMG, Live Nation Report Growth • Pitchfork Magazine Shutters • UTA Protest Today • More

FRIDAY 2.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Dear skeptics (and I'll admit to being one of them), Live Nation just reported its 6th consecutive year of revenue growth.. Continue reading

Share on:

End Of The Year Is The Perfect Time To Get All Of Your Contract Riders In Order

For touring artists, contract riders are an important piece of information to provide venues with. Besides simply detailing what the artist wants for lunch, they also outline the requirements which will. Continue reading

Share on:

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

Share on:

Live Nation Reports Record Earnings Despite $8.2 Million Artist Nation Management Division Loss

Live Nation is on its way to a record breaking year, but a strong earnings report was tarnished by growing losses at Artist Nation, the company's artist management division which. Continue reading

Share on:

Live Nation Shifts 80% Of Marketing $$ To Online, But Not Sold On Spotify, Pandora Ads To Sell Concerts

[UPDATED] Live Nation and Ticketmaster have shifted 80% of its concert marketing dollars from traditional radio and press to online.  But,  perhaps in part because Pandora owns Ticketfly, they are. Continue reading

Share on:

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

Share on:

Ticketmaster Lists 421 Concerts Eligible For Free Tickets For 50 Million Wronged Ticket Buyers

There has been a great deal of criticism of the court settlement that Ticketmaster reached over unfair charges. But whatever your position, there's no point in not taking advantage of the. Continue reading

Share on:

Bandsintown Launches Local Concert Promo Platform

Until now, BandsInTown's Promoter has been primarily used by the big players like Live Nation and Universal.  Today the show promotion platform is relaunching as a more affordable service available to anyone. Continue reading

Share on: