Audience Republic teams up with Event Genius and Festicket
Audience Republic is the startup that has just opened up its pre-registration platform for promoters, festivals and artists. Meanwhile, Event Genius is the British ticketing company that was acquired in 2019 by festival...
September 7, 2021
Presale registration startup Audience Republic opens up
Aimed at promoters, festivals and artists, it's a way for them to sell presale tickets to their superfans, but also to get those fans promoting their events.
August 24, 2021
Planet launches its ticketing platform with a focus on fans
Finding ways for artists to gather their fanbases for communication and commerce is one of 2021's key music/tech startup categories. Planet is looking beyond just ticketing.
July 27, 2021
Secondary ticketing firm TicketSwap raises $10m funding
Dutch firm TicketSwap pitches itself as an “ethical ticket resale platform”, letting fans buy or swap tickets for live events with a 20% cap on how much they can charge over the original price. More than five million...
June 15, 2021
Tixxy sells concert tickets with targeted text messages
As the industry eagerly awaits the return of physical concerts at scale in countries where they were shut down due to Covid-19, so the startups around the live industry are preparing too. One of the newest is Tixxy, based...
May 25, 2021
Ticketing firm Dice expands with ‘second HQ’ in New York
UK-based ticketing firm Dice has spent the Covid-19 pandemic expanding its business into livestreams and merch. Now it is expanding geographically too, building on its US launch in 2019 with a new “second HQ” in New York....
May 12, 2021
Blockchain ticketing firm Big Neon is shutting down
Anyone looking for a reminder not to get too carried away with the NFTs bonanza would do worse to look at the fate of some of the blockchain music companies from a few years ago that had big ambitions. Big Neon for example,...
March 8, 2021
Sofar Sounds snaps up ticketing startup Seated in acquisition
In 2018, ticketing startup Seated made people, ahem, sit up and take notice when it was one of the winners at the Midemlab startups contest. We reported on its winning pitch at the time, with the company working directly...
February 15, 2021
Viagogo told to sell StubHub’s business outside North America
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its verdict on secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s acquisition of rival StubHub. The regulator says Viagogo will have to sell StubHub’s business...
February 3, 2021
FTC fines three ticket brokers in first BOTS Act litigation
It still feels a little strange to be writing about ticket touting (scalping) controversies, given that the bottom has dropped out of the secondary ticketing market just as it has the live industry more generally. The concerns...
January 25, 2021
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