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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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

London startup Dice made a splash when launching recently, partly through its focus on an editorial team providing gig recommendations, rather than pure e-commerce features. But it’s not the only...

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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Cat Stevens is on the comeback trail this year, with his first US gigs since 1976, but New Yorkers will have to wait to see him, after his gig in the city was cancelled. Stevens – aka Yusuf Islam (he’s...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A technically-accomplished ticketing startup from a cool part of London, with a mobile focus? No, not Songkick. We’ve been tracking the plans of startup Dice through its recruitment for a few months,...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That’s one of a number of interesting facts in a lengthy Billboard feature on how cashless technology is affecting the live music business. It opens by saying that, because promoters only make 15% of...

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