BTS ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ online concerts sold 993k tickets
K-Pop stars BTS set an official world record earlier this year when they attracted more than 756,000 paying fans to their ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert. Last weekend’s ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ concerts outdid...
October 13, 2020
Lyte tests ticket reservation tool for return of physical gigs
A lot of physical concerts have been cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it’s been heartening how many fans have held onto their tickets for the ones that have been postponed – even those delayed for a year or...
October 6, 2020
Mixcloud adds ticketing for audio and video livestreams
Audio streaming service Mixcloud launched a livestreaming feature in April this year, enabling people to stream live audio or video on its platform. Today, it’s announcing an expansion of ‘Mixcloud Live’ to add ticketing....
October 6, 2020
‘Concerts are worth the wait’ in 2021 promises Live Nation
In the early weeks of the global Covid-19 crisis, some concerts were optimistically postponed until the autumn. Now Live Nation has offered its verdict on when we'll be back gigging properly. "Our expectation is that live...
August 6, 2020
Underoath launch three-part series of livestream concerts
Metalcore band Underoath are the latest artist to do something more involved with livestreaming. Underoath: Observatory is a series of three concerts, each of which will see the band playing one of their albums in full,...
July 20, 2020
Liam Payne set to launch ticketed livestreams on Veeps
Veeps! Another new livestreaming startup for artists? Actually, no, this one's been around since 2017, and was founded by Benji and Joel Madden from rock band Good Charlotte. It's a platform for ticketed livestreams, and...
July 9, 2020
Viagogo and StubHub’s $4bn merger to face further review
What's worse than agreeing to pay $4bn to buy a live-event ticketing company just before a global pandemic shuts down live events across the world? Having the planned merger held up due to regulatory investigations, that's...
June 26, 2020
UK regulator raises fresh concerns over Viagogo/StubHub merger
British regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the merger of secondary ticketing firms Viagogo and StubHub. Its latest update on the investigation isn’t good news for those companies....
June 12, 2020
StubHub president to leave as company announces more layoffs
Secondary ticketing company StubHub isn’t having a good 2020, by any stretch of the imagination. Not only has the live industry shut down in many countries, but the eBay subsidiary’s planned $4bn acquisition by...
May 29, 2020
Tools. Lockdown Livestreaming
When lockdown started, artists around the world swiftly jumped onto platforms like Instagram and Twitch, in order to livestream from their homes. But, with social distancing restrictions in place for the foreseeable future,...
May 28, 2020
Austrian Supreme Court orders more transparency for Viagogo
In what is seen as a landmark decision, the Supreme Court in Austria has ruled that ticket re-selling site Viagogo must disclose the name and address of ticket sellers before a sale can be made on the platform. The court...
May 8, 2020