Peex wants fans to create their own five-channel mixes of gigs
Unsatisfied with the sound levels at a concert? A new startup called Peex says it’ll offer fans the chance to customise the audio in real-time. The company’s technology takes an audio feed from the soundboard at...
May 25, 2018
Ticketfly co-founder’s blockchain startup Tari reveals plans – including ticketing
In early April, Music Ally was first to report on a new startup from ticketing firm Ticketfly’s co-founder Dan Teree. Codenamed Big Neon, it was slated to be a “highly scalable, mobile-centric event ticketing platform”...
May 23, 2018
Live Nation launches investment fund for women-led businesses
Live Nation is planning to back a new wave of live-music businesses led by women, with the launch of an early-stage investment fund called the Women Nation Fund. It’ll focus on startups and music companies in the concert...
May 16, 2018
Live Music Loyalty wants to create a ‘concert community’
The latest startup trying to create a business out of gig-goers social-media habits is Live Music Loyalty. The New Jersey-based company has launched a free iOS app billed as a “concert photo community” that encourages...
March 28, 2018
Live Nation reported record revenues of $10.3bn for 2017
2017 was a good year for Live Nation in financial terms, with the live-entertainment giant’s revenues rising by 24% to $10.3bn last year, according to its latest financial results. 86 million people attended concerts...
February 28, 2018
WMG’s Songkick signs new deals with Facebook and FNAC
We say ‘WMG’s Songkick’ here to differentiate the concert-discovery website and app – which the major label acquired last year – from its former owner, which shut down operations but went on to prevail in its legal...
February 26, 2018
Airbnb Concerts expands to 25 cities around the world
Airbnb isn’t just a platform for finding non-hotel accommodation around the world. It’s been edging in to music for some time via its ‘Experiences’ initiative, which includes getting hosts to hold secret gigs in unusual...
February 26, 2018
Guest Column: How blockchain can help to fix the secondary ticketing market
This guest column comes from Maarten Bloemers, CEO and co-founder of GUTS: "The secondary ticketing market has recently been under scrutiny in the UK, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) this month publishing...
December 21, 2017
Crowdsourced-gigs service MyMusicTaste raises $11m
South Korean startup MyMusicTaste has raised a Series C funding round of $11m for its service which enables fans to request gigs by their favourite artists. KTB Network led the round according to TechCrunch, with Softbank...
November 8, 2017
U2 to use Ticketmaster Verified Fan platform for US tour
We’ve reported on the growth of Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan initiative earlier in this bulletin, but in separate news yesterday, the company had some news on the artist front. U2 are going to use Verified Fan for all...
November 3, 2017
Live Nation financials set new quarterly records
Unconsciously channelling One Direction, Live Nation has been trumpeting its “best third quarter ever”, with the company’s business setting new financial records. Live Nation’s revenues grew by 12% to $3.56bn in...
November 3, 2017
Songkick app: ‘We won’t be selling tickets ourselves…’
Songkick the company is shutting down, ending its ticketing operations after a punishing legal battle with Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick the concert-recommendations app, however, is very much alive and kicking,...
October 30, 2017