Dice rolls with Kanye West album-launch ticketing partnership
Kanye West’s listening events in Brooklyn, Miami and Chicago for his new album ‘Ye’ were understandably focused on the music. But there was a tech aspect too: West’s team and marketing agency 1AM worked with British...
June 11, 2018
SeatGeek can now sell tickets from within Snapchat stories
We reported last week on Snapchat parent company Snap, Inc’s pitch to the music industry for the power of its AR lenses. The day after its Midem keynote, the company unveiled a new partnership in a different area relevant...
June 11, 2018
Fair Ticketing Alliance co-founder defends secondary ticketing
The UK recently got a new body to campaign in support of secondary ticketing: the Fair Ticketing Alliance. It’s thus in direct opposition to the FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against what it sees as abusive practices...
June 5, 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
StubHub says many of its artist partnerships aren’t public
StubHub is one of the platforms that takes flak in the debate over secondary ticketing. The company’s general manager of music and theatre for North America, Jeff Poirier, has been defending its position – and claiming...
May 21, 2018
Ticketfly co-founder teams up with Monero lead on blockchain-ticketing startup Big Neon
One of the co-founders of ticketing firm Ticketfly, Dan Teree, is now working on a blockchain-based ticketing startup called Big Neon. Teree left Ticketfly in September 2013, and his LinkedIn profile lists him as co-founder...
April 3, 2018
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