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SeatGeek makes it easier for people to sell their tickets

The secondary ticketing market remains a hugely-controversial topic within the music industry. Particularly when people start digging around issues like why so many tickets for popular events appear on the secondary market...
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Ticketfly promises ‘talent buying made easier’ for promoters

Pandora clearly sees its recent acquisition of Ticketfly as an important part of its future strategy, as it moves towards on-demand streaming. Now the subsidiary has announced its own expansion: “We’re moving further...
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Spotify doubles down on gig listings with Concerts feature

Courtesy of a desktop-client screenshot published on Spotify’s own blog earlier this year, we knew a feature called ‘Concerts’ was coming. Yesterday, it was officially announced. It’s the gig-listings equivalent...
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Sony Music working with Set.fm for live recordings

Over the course of Music Ally’s history, we’ve reported on a number of startups trying to find business models in selling soundboard-quality concert recordings to fans – but most have fallen by the wayside. Could Set.fm...
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Dice.fm wants fans to speak out about secondary ticketing

Ticketing app Dice.fm is weighing in to the debate about secondary ticketing services in the UK, encouraging fans to make their voices heard in a public consultation opened by the government. Professor Michael Waterson...
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Grooveshark site replaced by ScoreBig ticketing deals

Universal Music Group may be the new owner of the Grooveshark.com domain name, but the label appears to be leasing it out to ticketing firm ScoreBig. “Welcome Former Grooveshark User! You probably came to Grooveshark...
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Pandora tipped to pay $450m for ticketing firm Ticketfly

Pandora has been making moves towards doing more around live music – for example, helping artists sell tickets to upcoming tours. Now it may be buying its own ticketing agency. Tech site Recode reported yesterday that...
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Pandora buys Ticketfly: ‘The perfect solution for listeners, artists, promoters and club owners’

Streaming music service Pandora is buying ticketing firm Ticketfly, in a deal valued at $450m with a "nearly equal balance of cash and stock". Ticketfly has tended to focus on smaller venues, carving a niche for itself in...
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Ministry of Sound invests in ticketing startup TickX

Ministry of Sound is already a business with many arms, but now it’s playing tech investor. The company has taken a “significant” stake in British ticket aggregation startup TickX, which launched last December. The...
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Albums sold at gigs will now be chart-eligible in the UK

The UK’s Official Charts Company has announced a new addition to its albums chart. No, not YouTube streams (yet) – it will now count albums sold at gigs across the UK, via a new system called Lightning Live. The Guardian...
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Whitney Houston set to return in hologram form

Another week, another plan to bring back a dead musician as a hologram for live dates. Whitney Houston is the star this time, with plans for a tour in 2016 that’s fully sanctioned by her estate. And as with last week’s...
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Universal Music takes 50% stake in Indian music festival

Universal continues to have the most intriguing investment strategy of the major labels, taking stakes in a range of startups over the last year. And now it owns 50% of Indian music festival the Enchanted Valley Carnival...