LiveXLive reports $9.2m of revenues but a $9.7m loss in Q1
Music firm LiveXLive, which focuses on streaming concerts as well as its Slacker audio-streaming service, has published its latest quarterly financial results. The company’s revenues grew by 29% year-on-year to $9.2m in...
June 14, 2019
Ticketmaster launches ‘SafeTix’ feature for digital tickets
Ticketmaster has unveiled a new feature for its digital-ticketing technology, called SafeTix. It’s about tying every ticket to the buyer’s smartphone via “an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few...
May 16, 2019
Pandora makes a new move in live through Ticketmaster deal
US streaming service Pandora got into live music with a splash back in 2015, when it bought ticketing firm Ticketfly for $450m. It then sidled out of the market in 2017 by selling the company off again, to ticketing firm...
April 30, 2019
Galas over gigs? The future for foreign bands playing in China
It’s getting more expensive for foreign artists to play live in China, thanks to new tax regulations on overseas performers and ticket sales. That’s bad news at a time when ever-more western artists are eyeing China with...
April 18, 2019
Instrumental signs data partnership with Coda for talent spotting and development
Instrumental – which describes itself as a “data science-driven talent discovery business” – has partnered with live agency Coda to offer data on and insights into the fastest-growing acts that are self-releasing...
April 11, 2019
Report on UK live market has lessons for other countries too
The UK’s Commons Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published its report on the future for the UK’s live-music industry, suggesting that despite a “boom” in concert and festival attendance,...
March 19, 2019
Stage is the latest startup planning live concerts in VR
Things have gone a little quiet around music and virtual-reality technology in recent months, don’t you think? There are still startups developing the technology with apps and services up and running, but the hype around...
March 11, 2019
Sofar Sounds founder explains how it built a global music community
Sofar Sounds has built a big network of people running 'secret gigs and intimate concerts' across the world: its events take place in nearly 430 cities now. Founder and CEO Rafe Offer has just handed over the reins to...
February 14, 2019
New organisation takes aim at ticket-touting across Europe
Europe has a new campaigning group taking aim at inflated ticket-reselling. It’s called the Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT for short) and has been founded by a group of promoters who’ve worked with artists...
January 18, 2019
Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future
Jean-Michel Jarre has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music and reimagining what live concerts can be since the 1970s. The French composer and producer’s one-off spectaculars – for example Place de la Concorde...
November 28, 2018
Festicket raises $10.5m in Series D funding round
Festival ticketing and travel platform Festicket has raised $10.5m in its Series D funding round.
November 12, 2018