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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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London venue Troxy goes mobile-only with Dice partnership

Troxy is one of London’s independently-owned music venues, and has hosted the likes of Pixies, Black Coffee, Disclosure and The The in recent years, as well as a number of industry award ceremonies.
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Ticketmaster signs deal to sell tickets through Samsung’s Bixby

Fresh from tying up a deal with Spotify to be the official streaming partner for its new smart speaker, Samsung has announced an alliance with Ticketmaster too.
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Eventbrite IPO filing reveals $201.6m of 2017 revenues

The next major music-related IPO is here: ticketing company Eventbrite. Which, admittedly, has been tipped to be on the verge of going public for several months now.
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Ticketmaster to power mobile-only tickets for Four Tet gigs

Friends who are fans of electronic musician Four Tet have been getting excited this week about his upcoming four-night run of concerts at the O2 Academy venue in Brixton, London.
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Ariana Grande sells Sweetener Pass bundle for new album

The Minaj/Scott dust-up this week, as we’ve said, has highlighted the growing trend for album sales to be bundled with merchandise and/or tickets in the US. Ariana Grande is the latest artist using the tactic, launching...
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MelodyVR signs deal with Alexandra Palace to record shows and offer virtual tickets

Having already signed deals with labels, UK-based VR company MelodyVR is now signing partnerships with venues. It has just announced an exclusive deal with Alexandra Palace Trading Ltd (APTL) to record shows at Alexandra...