Ticketmaster US opens up its events to Amazon Alexa
It’s a busy week for new music features on Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant. Having launched its radio-DJ-style Song ID feature for announcing track and artist names before they play, now Alexa can do more with concert...
March 8, 2019
Eventbrite shares fall after ticketing firm’s latest financials
Ticketing firm Eventbrite is now a public company, so is on the same quarterly-judgement train as Spotify, SiriusXM and (more relevantly) Live Nation / Ticketmaster, with regular financial results and scrutiny from the markets....
March 8, 2019
Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo faces more UK legal action
Earlier this year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) set a deadline for secondary-ticketing sites to improve the information they provided about tickets listed for resale. Most complied, but Viagogo has been...
March 6, 2019
eBay launches ‘strategic review’ that includes StubHub
Ticketmaster recently shut down its secondary-ticketing websites GetMeIn and Seatwave in Europe last year, shifting the option for fans to resell tickets to its own platform instead. Now could eBay be getting rid of its secondary-ticketing...
March 5, 2019
Ticketing app Dice launches in the US – in LA and New York
British ticketing app Dice has been expanding in Europe for some time, but now it’s targeting the biggest music market of all: the US. The app is now available in the US with a roster of concerts initially in Los Angeles...
March 5, 2019
Festival-ticketing startup Festicket raises $4.6m for expansion
Another British music/tech startup has announced a funding round today: Festicket, which focuses on ‘festival experiences’ with a network of more than 1,000 music festivals around the world. The company has raised a $4.6m...
February 5, 2019
Viagogo ‘compliant’ with new UK rules on secondary ticketing
Last Thursday (17 January) was the deadline set by the UK’s competition watchdog the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for secondary-ticketing sites to change the way they listed tickets offered for resale....
January 21, 2019
Big Neon blockchain-ticketing startup prepares for launch
In April this year, Music Ally stumbled upon an intriguing music startup called Big Neon, through its profile on an investment website. The profile explained that Big Neon's co-founders included Dan Teree, former CEO of...
December 4, 2018
Viagogo ordered to stop selling Rammstein tickets in Germany
2018 has been a pretty bad year for secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo – on a public-relations and legal level, at least, since insight into the company’s financial performance is limited. In the UK, Viagogo has been...
November 26, 2018
Sandbox Issue 216: Tuning In. Connected TV Marketing in Focus
Lead: Music on TV increasingly feels like a relic of the past. Only a handful of shows have any kind of musical guests today and even MTV stopped having promo videos as its main focus years ago. But marketing music on TV...
November 14, 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