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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.