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Live Nation launches a $799 ‘festival passport’ ticketing scheme

Paying $799 for a festival? We knew ticket prices were rising but this is ridiculous, etc etc. But no: Live Nation’s new ‘festival passport’ will get you into more than 90 festivals around the world from the company,...
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Could Pandora’s ‘full-stack’ strategy end in Ticketfly sale?

When Pandora agreed to buy ticketing firm Ticketfly for $450m in October 2015, the deal was quickly positioned as a way for Pandora to join the dots between the recorded and live music markets, using its swelling banks of...
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StubHub trumpets its latest social features

Like other secondary-ticketing services, StubHub has been something of a controversy-magnet in recent times. However, the company has also made headlines with some of its technological developments. The latest involves...
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Trouble buying Adele or Ed Sheeran tickets? FanFair Alliance wants to help

Last year, the UK’s FanFair Alliance focused on bringing managers and other music-industry entities together to campaign against online touting. In 2017, its focus is expanding to include an educational outreach to music...
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FanFair Alliance welcomes UK government’s touting crackdown

British anti-secondary ticketing organisation the FanFair Alliance was cheering on Friday, after the UK government announced a series of measures designed to crack down on ticket touting. That includes criminalising the...
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Amazon Tickets GM rules out move into secondary ticketing

Amazon will not be moving into the secondary ticketing market, with Amazon Tickets general manager Geraldine Wilson also criticising other ticket retailers for hidden costs that the customer only sees when they get to the...
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The future of ticketing: dynamic pricing, data and Spotify

The emergence of mobile ticketing-focused startups like Dice has inspired Ticketmaster to “up our game” according to Sarah Slater, director of business development, music at Ticketmaster UK. Speaking on a panel about...
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GUTS Tickets aims to tackle touting with blockchain technology

We’ve seen a growing cluster of startups using blockchain technology to try to solve some of the problems in the recorded-music ecosystem. Now there’s one applying the tech to the issue of online ticket touting. Amsterdam-based...
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New moves suggested for UK secondary ticketing crackdown

The UK could be in line for the toughest anti-secondary ticketing regime yet, thanks to amendments being suggested to a digital economy bill that is currently making its way through the Westminster system. “Among them...
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Ed Sheeran ‘vehemently opposed’ to secondary ticketing

Ed Sheeran is “deeply concerned” about secondary ticketing, according to his representatives. And no surprise: after tickets for his next set of UK concerts went on sale, they quickly appeared on secondary sites for massive...
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Bandsintown ended 2016 with 30m users of its apps

Live-music discovery firm Bandsintown is publishing its end-of-year review today, with the headline stat being that it ended 2016 with 30 million registered fans using its apps. The company says two thirds of those are...
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Eventbrite buys European ticketing firm Ticketscript

There is more consolidation afoot in the ticketing sector, and this time it’s focused on Europe. Eventbrite has acquired Netherlands-based ticketing firm Ticketscript for an undisclosed amount. The latter company originally...