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Live Nation tipped to face Department of Justice investigation

Live Nation’s shares have endured a bit of a buffeting after reports that the company is facing an investigation from the US Department of Justice. The central issue, according to the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles...
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TicketSwap hires FastForward founder Chris Carey

Dutch secondary-ticketing firm TicketSwap has hired former EMI/Universal Music insight director Chris Carey as its new head of international marketing. The company aims to make secondary ticketing “fairer, safer and more...
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YouTube Music extends free trial and expands ticketing to UK

Christmas is coming, and Music Ally’s list of cheap music-streaming subscription promotions is getting fat. YouTube is the latest in to the festive fray, with a ‘Cyber Week’ offer in the US of an extended three-month...
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Viagogo buys StubHub for $4bn but critics aren’t impressed

The world of secondary ticketing just got smaller – although perhaps not for the reasons those in the industry opposed to industrialised scalping might have hoped. Viagogo has moved to acquire rival secondary platform StubHub...
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US Congress launches investigation into secondary ticketing

The Energy & Commerce Committee in Washington is launching an investigation into the secondary ticketing sector in the US and has contacted major players in the space – notably Live Nation, AEG, StubHub, Vivid Seats,...
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TikTok moves into ticketing – in Thailand for now

TikTok is testing a new music-related feature in Thailand: selling tickets. The company is partnering with several local companies, including BEC Tero (which promotes concerts, owns a record label and produces films and TV...
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TickX targets international growth under new chairman

Ticketing search engine TickX has a new chairman: Laurence Marlor, previously the co-founder of Rentalcars·com. The company says he has joined to guide TickX’s international growth, for a service that taps more than...
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Tegan and Sara battle touts with ‘rush seating’ at their gigs

Tegan and Sara are excellent, so news of them playing to a half-empty venue is disheartening. But doubly so because it wasn’t the result of poor ticket sales: according to Billboard, the sparsely-attended gig on 30...
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The Chainsmokers co-found blockchain-ticketing startup Yellowheart

If you ever want to feel sympathy for the challenges that music/tech journalists face, read our 2018 report that included an ‘A to Z of Blockchain Music Startups’ and see our valiant efforts to find different ways of...
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Primavera Sound goes ticketless as Dice expands to Spain

Spanish live firm Primavera Sound is going to take its events ticketless, including its flagship festival in Barcelona. The company is doing it via an exclusive multi-year partnership with ticketing startup Dice, which will...
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Ticketing exchange Lyte announces a $15m funding round

Here’s a new buzzphrase for the live-music industry: ‘post-primary ticketing’. What’s that? According to ticketing firm Lyte, it’s “private label ticketing services offered to fans by the most iconic sports and...
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Ticketing startup Dice expands to Italy, with FKA twigs

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with ticketing startup Dice – in March, when the company launched in the US. Now it’s expanding again, this time to Italy. Dice’s app is now live there, complete...