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
Eventbrite shares spike by 59% on first day of trading after IPO
It's always risky to read too much in to the 'pop' of a company's shares on the day it goes public, although if they sink below their initial price, that's definitely not a good sign.
September 21, 2018
Anti-touting campaigners call for Google to restrict Viagogo ads
The debate about secondary-ticketing website Viagogo continues in the UK, where anti-touting campaigners have published an open letter to Google asking it to crack down on the company’s search advertisements. The letter...
September 11, 2018
Eventbrite aims to raise $200m in IPO at $1.8bn valuation
Ticketing firm Eventbrite has set the terms for its upcoming IPO. The company is planning to raise $200m from selling 10 million shares at a price range of $19-$21. “At the midpoint of the proposed range, Eventbrite would...
September 10, 2018
Viagogo outrages British MPs with no-show at committee hearing
In hindsight, we should have seen this coming. Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo was due to give evidence to a British parliamentary committee yesterday, as part of the latter’s inquiry into the live-music market. Then,...
September 6, 2018
Viagogo sues Kilimanjaro Live over ticket cancellations
The already-heated debate around secondary ticketing in the UK has stepped up a notch: secondary firm Viagogo is suing promoter Kilimanjaro Live for its recent cancellations of Ed Sheeran tickets resold through the platform. Viagogo...
September 5, 2018
Buy Childish Gambino tickets, get two new unfinished songs free
There’s plenty of experimentation going on around ticketing and bundles in the US at the moment, as you’ll have seen from our recent stories on Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott.
September 5, 2018
The UK’s competition watchdog is taking Viagogo to court
The UK is currently the bellwether country for some interesting changes to the way the secondary-ticketing market works, not to mention how regulators and legislators approach it.
September 3, 2018