Tag: ticketing

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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.
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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.