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...
September 11, 2018
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...
September 10, 2018
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,...
September 6, 2018
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...
September 5, 2018
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.
September 5, 2018
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.
September 3, 2018
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.
August 30, 2018
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.
August 29, 2018
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.
August 24, 2018
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.
August 23, 2018
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...
August 22, 2018
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...
August 15, 2018