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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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

More Australian news as ticketing Moshtix has signed up 1m subscribers in its first year as an independent company after CEO Harley Evans and business partner Vanessa Bond bought the company back from...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taking on the big beasts of the ticketing world is an expensive business, but SeatGeek has just raised $35m of Series B funding to continue trying. The round includes some prominent backers: VC firm Accel...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Electronic music magazine and online community Resident Advisor has created a new fan-to-fan ticket exchange that it wants to use to “eliminate” online touting. It claims it is an industry first and...

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August 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Live Nation reported its latest financial results last night, with a 1% fall year-on-year to $1.67bn driven by a 2% drop in concerts income to $1.17bn. However, the company saw its ticketing revenues...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

iPhone app Gig Sq. is the latest live music discovery app, initially focused on London in the UK. People can use it to see who’s playing near their current location, as well as browsing featured gigs...

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