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...
November 19, 2015
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...
November 13, 2015
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...
November 4, 2015
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...
October 27, 2015
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...
October 19, 2015
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...
October 7, 2015
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...
October 7, 2015
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...
October 6, 2015
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...
September 22, 2015
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...
September 15, 2015
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...
September 11, 2015