Feat guide offers anti-touting tips for agents and promoters
Ticket touting has dropped out of the music industry headlines over the last nine months – unsurprisingly, given that in many countries there aren’t many tickets to tout due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But as the live...
January 18, 2021
Ticketing firm Eventbrite buys marketing platform ToneDen
We've written about ToneDen a few times in recent memory: for a profile of its social and streaming marketing tools in November 2019, for example, and then a story in June this year about its 'StreamLinks' feature offering...
November 17, 2020
Viagogo could sell StubHub’s business outside North America
It’s not been smooth sailing for secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s $4bn takeover of rival StubHub since it was announced in November 2019, thanks to regulatory investigations and Covid-19. Now Viagogo is proposing...
November 12, 2020
Niall Horan and Kylie Minogue online concerts sold 150k tickets
It was a busy weekend for online concerts firm Driift, which had two big events airing on Saturday night: a livestream from former One Direction member Niall Horan, and a pre-recorded concert by Kylie Minogue. This morning,...
November 9, 2020
Feat publishes recommendations for tackling ticket touting
Anti-touting body the Face-Value European Alliance for Ticketing (Feat) has published a set of recommendations for improving secondary ticketing in Europe. They come on the back of the European Parliament's proposals for...
October 22, 2020
BTS ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ online concerts sold 993k tickets
K-Pop stars BTS set an official world record earlier this year when they attracted more than 756,000 paying fans to their ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert. Last weekend’s ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ concerts outdid...
October 13, 2020
Lyte tests ticket reservation tool for return of physical gigs
A lot of physical concerts have been cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it’s been heartening how many fans have held onto their tickets for the ones that have been postponed – even those delayed for a year or...
October 6, 2020
Mixcloud adds ticketing for audio and video livestreams
Audio streaming service Mixcloud launched a livestreaming feature in April this year, enabling people to stream live audio or video on its platform. Today, it’s announcing an expansion of ‘Mixcloud Live’ to add ticketing....
October 6, 2020
‘Concerts are worth the wait’ in 2021 promises Live Nation
In the early weeks of the global Covid-19 crisis, some concerts were optimistically postponed until the autumn. Now Live Nation has offered its verdict on when we'll be back gigging properly. "Our expectation is that live...
August 6, 2020
Underoath launch three-part series of livestream concerts
Metalcore band Underoath are the latest artist to do something more involved with livestreaming. Underoath: Observatory is a series of three concerts, each of which will see the band playing one of their albums in full,...
July 20, 2020
Liam Payne set to launch ticketed livestreams on Veeps
Veeps! Another new livestreaming startup for artists? Actually, no, this one's been around since 2017, and was founded by Benji and Joel Madden from rock band Good Charlotte. It's a platform for ticketed livestreams, and...
July 9, 2020
Viagogo and StubHub’s $4bn merger to face further review
What's worse than agreeing to pay $4bn to buy a live-event ticketing company just before a global pandemic shuts down live events across the world? Having the planned merger held up due to regulatory investigations, that's...
June 26, 2020