Tag: ticketing

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Audience Republic teams up with Event Genius and Festicket

Audience Republic is the startup that has just opened up its pre-registration platform for promoters, festivals and artists. Meanwhile, Event Genius is the British ticketing company that was acquired in 2019 by festival...
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Presale registration startup Audience Republic opens up

Aimed at promoters, festivals and artists, it's a way for them to sell presale tickets to their superfans, but also to get those fans promoting their events.
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Planet launches its ticketing platform with a focus on fans

Finding ways for artists to gather their fanbases for communication and commerce is one of 2021's key music/tech startup categories. Planet is looking beyond just ticketing.
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Secondary ticketing firm TicketSwap raises $10m funding

Dutch firm TicketSwap pitches itself as an “ethical ticket resale platform”, letting fans buy or swap tickets for live events with a 20% cap on how much they can charge over the original price. More than five million...
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Tixxy sells concert tickets with targeted text messages

As the industry eagerly awaits the return of physical concerts at scale in countries where they were shut down due to Covid-19, so the startups around the live industry are preparing too. One of the newest is Tixxy, based...
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Ticketing firm Dice expands with ‘second HQ’ in New York

UK-based ticketing firm Dice has spent the Covid-19 pandemic expanding its business into livestreams and merch. Now it is expanding geographically too, building on its US launch in 2019 with a new “second HQ” in New York....
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Blockchain ticketing firm Big Neon is shutting down

Anyone looking for a reminder not to get too carried away with the NFTs bonanza would do worse to look at the fate of some of the blockchain music companies from a few years ago that had big ambitions. Big Neon for example,...
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Sofar Sounds snaps up ticketing startup Seated in acquisition

In 2018, ticketing startup Seated made people, ahem, sit up and take notice when it was one of the winners at the Midemlab startups contest. We reported on its winning pitch at the time, with the company working directly...
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Viagogo told to sell StubHub’s business outside North America

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its verdict on secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s acquisition of rival StubHub. The regulator says Viagogo will have to sell StubHub’s business...
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FTC fines three ticket brokers in first BOTS Act litigation

It still feels a little strange to be writing about ticket touting (scalping) controversies, given that the bottom has dropped out of the secondary ticketing market just as it has the live industry more generally. The concerns...
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Feat guide offers anti-touting tips for agents and promoters

Ticket touting has dropped out of the music industry headlines over the last nine months – unsurprisingly, given that in many countries there aren’t many tickets to tout due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But as the live...
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Ticketing firm Eventbrite buys marketing platform ToneDen

We've written about ToneDen a few times in recent memory: for a profile of its social and streaming marketing tools in November 2019, for example, and then a story in June this year about its 'StreamLinks' feature offering...