YouTube adds more ticketing features through AXS partnership
YouTube continues to build up the concert-ticketing features within its service. The latest example is a partnership with ticketing firm AXS, focused on the US. “Fans watching videos from YouTube Official Artist Channels...
June 5, 2019
Facebook’s new ticketing feature is powered by Eventbrite
Facebook’s potential as a platform to sell tickets has been talked about for years, and anecdotally Music Ally hears plenty of positivity from music marketers about its suitability for selling tickets already. Now its partnership...
May 17, 2019
Ticketmaster launches ‘SafeTix’ feature for digital tickets
Ticketmaster has unveiled a new feature for its digital-ticketing technology, called SafeTix. It’s about tying every ticket to the buyer’s smartphone via “an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few...
May 16, 2019
Japanese white-label ticketing startup Zaiko raises funding
There’s a new startup hoping to make an impact on the Japanese concert-ticketing market. Zaiko has just raised its first round of seed funding according to IQ, and is rolling out its white-label service, which will help...
April 30, 2019
European Parliament backs continent-wide ticket-bot ban
Sorry, make that *three* pieces of new legislation in Europe that have implications for the music industry. Alongside the new copyright directive and new platform-to-business regulations, there’s also a crackdown afoot...
April 18, 2019
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