July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US ticketing firm Ticketfly has announced an impressive Series D funding round of $50m, led by investment firm Riverwood Capital, with previous investors also expected to contribute. The company, which...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fans have been able to buy concert tickets through streaming services for some time now, but hard data on whether lots of them do has been thin on the ground. Now ticketing provider Eventbrite is talking...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise...

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May 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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"It's business 101. If I'm a business trying to sell a product to a customer, and there's a way for me to put my products on the shelves of a place where millions of my customers are spending time and...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ticketing firm Ticketfly has a new milestone: $1bn of cumulative tickets sold since its launch in June 2009 – with $500m of that coming in 2014 alone. The company says it sold 16m tickets last year,...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Brits will soon be going out to the voting booths for the general election, so how should music fit in to the main parties’ manifestos? Trade body UK Music has a few ideas, unsurprisingly, and has released...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The British government is being asked to pass new laws to make the secondary ticketing market much more transparent, including ensuring people buying tickets from secondary sources online have more information...

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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We didn’t manage to get along to one of the ‘DigiTour’ gigs this year, but we’re fascinated by the phenomenon of crowds of the size and intensity of traditional boy-band audiences gathering to...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Live music startup Songkick has been selling tickets to concerts through its own system for a while now, but when the feature launched, the company deliberately didn’t talk it up too much: an experiment...

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