Tag: secondary ticketing

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Tout-cast: music managers take on secondary ticketing

Ticket touting at scale is a consequence of digital and its solution, alongside legislation may also lie in digital. The establishment of the FanFair Alliance– led by artist managers, but also marshalling others in the...
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Live Nation financials reveal strong 2015 across its business

Live Nation has published its financial results for 2015, with growth in revenues and customers – and some new figures quantifying how secondary ticketing sits within the company’s Ticketmaster business. Key stats...
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Seatwave financials reveal revenue decline in 2014

Seatwave, one of Ticketmaster’s secondary-ticketing subsidiaries, has published its financial results for 2014 through Companies House in the UK. The accounts for Seatwave Ltd reveal that its revenues fell from £7.68m...
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Songkick raises $10m in new funding round (interview)

Live-music firm Songkick has raised a new funding round of $10m from VC firm Access Industries, with plans to up its efforts to work directly with artists in 2016 following its recent partnership with Adele. The new round...
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Mumford & Sons criticise secondary ticketing market

Mumford & Sons are the latest artist to stick their heads above the parapet and criticise the secondary ticketing market, with a blog post on their website. It was sparked by the fact that around 6k tickets for the band’s...
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Despite privacy scare, Adele smashes secondary ticketing market

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows for Adele’s management team and Songkick, as they battled to ensure that tickets for the star’s 2016 tour got into the hands of real fans rather than touts. The low was a bug with...
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Adele tickets go on sale – including on secondary services

"The resale of tickets will not be tolerated." Adele is set to be the hot concert ticket of 2016, and the star's team is determined to get those tickets into the hands of fans rather than touts or secondary ticketing services. Some...
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Adele 2016 tour: ‘The resale of tickets will not be tolerated’

There were more sales records for Adele’s ’25’ to report yesterday: the album passed 3m units sold in the US, and with 737k sales in the UK, broke Oasis’ longstanding record for opening-week album sales too. But...
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UK managers ‘deplore’ secondary-ticketing rip-offs

A group of British music managers and live agents have signed a letter to the British government saying that a bigger crackdown is required on the secondary ticketing market. Among the managers signing the letter are representatives...
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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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UK bodies and artists demand secondary ticketing transparency

The British government is being asked to pass new laws to make the secondary ticketing market much more transparent, including ensuring people buying tickets from secondary sources online have more information on who they’re...
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StubHub becomes official secondary-ticketing partner for The O2

London music venue The O2 has announced a partnership to make eBay's StubHub subsidiary its 'official ticket re-sale partner'.