Tag: secondary ticketing

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Analysis: what’s the real cost of secondary ticketing?

Chance The Rapper, Iron Maiden, Mumford & Sons, Pixies and more are getting louder and louder about what they see as the scourge of secondary ticketing. They feel fans are being fleeced and a stand has to be made. Beyond...
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Eventbrite working on bot-busting tech to beat the touts

Ticketing firm Eventbrite says that it is developing and testing technology that will prevent mass ticket purchasing by bots, as part of a wider industry kickback against the growing secondary market. “It is definitely...
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Iron Maiden promise to beat the touts… with Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster and Live Nation have tended to be in the firing line for criticism of the secondary ticketing market in recent times. So it’s interesting to see the companies working with Iron Maiden on a paperless-ticketing...
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Dice CEO talks ticketing, discovery and beating the touts

“I had no idea what Crowdmix was. We had people meet with them and they left saying they didn’t know what it was either.” Phil Hutcheon, CEO of ticketing startup Dice, has just seen his own company raise $6m of Series...
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Music Glue talks D2C music: ‘We are leaving billions on the table’

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) or direct-to-fan (D2F) marketing and retail are nothing new, but the music industry is walking away from several fortunes by failing to give them a strong user experience, according to Music Glue...
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Tout-cast: music managers take on secondary ticketing

Ticket touting at scale is a consequence of digital and its solution, alongside legislation may also lie in digital. The establishment of the FanFair Alliance– led by artist managers, but also marshalling others in the...
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Live Nation financials reveal strong 2015 across its business

Live Nation has published its financial results for 2015, with growth in revenues and customers – and some new figures quantifying how secondary ticketing sits within the company’s Ticketmaster business. Key stats...
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Seatwave financials reveal revenue decline in 2014

Seatwave, one of Ticketmaster’s secondary-ticketing subsidiaries, has published its financial results for 2014 through Companies House in the UK. The accounts for Seatwave Ltd reveal that its revenues fell from £7.68m...
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Songkick raises $10m in new funding round (interview)

Live-music firm Songkick has raised a new funding round of $10m from VC firm Access Industries, with plans to up its efforts to work directly with artists in 2016 following its recent partnership with Adele. The new round...
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Mumford & Sons criticise secondary ticketing market

Mumford & Sons are the latest artist to stick their heads above the parapet and criticise the secondary ticketing market, with a blog post on their website. It was sparked by the fact that around 6k tickets for the band’s...
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Despite privacy scare, Adele smashes secondary ticketing market

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows for Adele’s management team and Songkick, as they battled to ensure that tickets for the star’s 2016 tour got into the hands of real fans rather than touts. The low was a bug with...
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Adele tickets go on sale – including on secondary services

"The resale of tickets will not be tolerated." Adele is set to be the hot concert ticket of 2016, and the star's team is determined to get those tickets into the hands of fans rather than touts or secondary ticketing services. Some...