Ticket search engine TickX raises £3m funding round
British startup TickX is a ticketing search engine, aggregating listings from other ticketing firms, growing to a catalogue of more than 125k events. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of £3m, led by investment firm...
March 5, 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
Amazon shuts down its UK ticketing business – but may return
Shortly after pulling back from its ticketing ambitions in the US, Amazon is also shutting down its UK ticketing division. IQ reported on an email sent to clientsby Amazon Tickets’ music boss James Moore explaining that...
February 22, 2018
No-booking-fees ticketing app Dice now adds booking fees
One of the key selling points for ticketing app Dice has always been its promise not to charge booking fees for its mobile tickets. Now the company has changed its policy, and has been explaining the decision to customers...
February 19, 2018
Google tickets: FanFair Alliance sees ‘room for improvement’
Yesterday, we reported on Google implementing its new policy for secondary ticketing ads on its search engine. Now UK lobbying group FanFair Alliance has issued its response, which welcomes the changes while urging Google...
February 9, 2018
Eventbrite joins the UK’s FanFair Alliance lobbying group
Ticketing firm Eventbrite has joined UK lobbying group the FanFair Alliance, to ‘support the fight against industrial-scale online ticket touting’. This follows Eventbrite’s partnership with face-value-resale platform...
February 7, 2018
Google ‘tightens standards’ on secondary-ticketing search ads
Google has implemented a new policy on secondary-ticketing websites, which will now have to ‘radically increase their transparency’ to be certified to book advertising on its platform. To be certified, secondary sites...
February 7, 2018
Live Nation settles Songkick lawsuit for $110m
There has been a surprise ending to the long-running legal battle between Live Nation and the owners of ticketing firm Songkick: a $110m settlement that sees Live Nation acquiring some of the company’s remaining technology...
January 15, 2018
Ticketmaster Shortlist app offers last-minute concert tickets
Ticketmaster’s latest mobile app is called Shortlist – Concert Tickets, and it’s promising music fans “last-minute tickets to great concerts”. Released in the US for iPhone and for Android smartphones, the app...
December 31, 2017
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
Google tightens rules on ticket-reseller advertising
Google is updating its rules on how ticket-resellers can advertise on its search engine, with the changes due to take effect in January 2018. Secondary ticketing services globally will have to be certified with Google...
November 24, 2017