Ticketfly promises ‘talent buying made easier’ for promoters
Pandora clearly sees its recent acquisition of Ticketfly as an important part of its future strategy, as it moves towards on-demand streaming. Now the subsidiary has announced its own expansion: “We’re moving further...
November 19, 2015
Prince pulls UK ticket sales due to touting
Ticket sales for Prince’s upcoming UK tour have been postponed, with the star blaming touts. Ticketmaster announced the postponement on Friday via a tweet: “On sale of Prince - Piano & A Microphone tour has been postponed...
November 16, 2015
Spotify doubles down on gig listings with Concerts feature
Courtesy of a desktop-client screenshot published on Spotify’s own blog earlier this year, we knew a feature called ‘Concerts’ was coming. Yesterday, it was officially announced. It’s the gig-listings equivalent...
November 13, 2015
Dice.fm wants fans to speak out about secondary ticketing
Ticketing app Dice.fm is weighing in to the debate about secondary ticketing services in the UK, encouraging fans to make their voices heard in a public consultation opened by the government. Professor Michael Waterson...
October 27, 2015
Grooveshark site replaced by ScoreBig ticketing deals
Universal Music Group may be the new owner of the Grooveshark.com domain name, but the label appears to be leasing it out to ticketing firm ScoreBig. “Welcome Former Grooveshark User! You probably came to Grooveshark...
October 19, 2015
Pandora tipped to pay $450m for ticketing firm Ticketfly
Pandora has been making moves towards doing more around live music – for example, helping artists sell tickets to upcoming tours. Now it may be buying its own ticketing agency. Tech site Recode reported yesterday that...
October 7, 2015
Ministry of Sound invests in ticketing startup TickX
Ministry of Sound is already a business with many arms, but now it’s playing tech investor. The company has taken a “significant” stake in British ticket aggregation startup TickX, which launched last December. The...
October 6, 2015
Pandora pressing on with live pre-sale plans
As it celebrates its tenth anniversary, Pandora has been talking up its ability to sell tickets for artists who are popular on its service. Billboard has a profile of Pandora’s presale partnerships with the Rolling Stones...
September 11, 2015
Eventbrite launches ticketing apps for smartwatches
Ticketing firm Eventbrite is making its play for the wrist, releasing apps for the Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble Time smartwatches. The main use for the apps will be for displaying QR codes from digital tickets to...
August 27, 2015
Baboom planning to add ticketing to its streaming platform
Baboom is tackling post-Kim-Dotcom life with enthusiasm, having launched its MySpace-meets-SoundCloud service earlier this month. CEO Grant Edmundson claims the company is signing up around 1,000 artists and 17,000 fans a...
August 24, 2015
Ticketfly raises $50m in Series D funding
US ticketing firm Ticketfly has announced an impressive Series D funding round of $50m, led by investment firm Riverwood Capital, with previous investors also expected to contribute. The company, which recently passed $1bn...
July 16, 2015
Eventbrite claims ‘streaming drives concert attendance’
Fans have been able to buy concert tickets through streaming services for some time now, but hard data on whether lots of them do has been thin on the ground. Now ticketing provider Eventbrite is talking up the links between...
July 16, 2015