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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...
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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...
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GiggedIn raises $500k in new funding

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Dominet...
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BandPage talks StubHub partnership: ‘It’s Business 101’ (interview)

"It's business 101. If I'm a business trying to sell a product to a customer, and there's a way for me to put my products on the shelves of a place where millions of my customers are spending time and engaging with content...
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Ticketfly reaches $1bn of ticket sales

Ticketing firm Ticketfly has a new milestone: $1bn of cumulative tickets sold since its launch in June 2009 – with $500m of that coming in 2014 alone. The company says it sold 16m tickets last year, 38% up on 2013, while...
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UK Music launches its own manifesto ahead of UK election

Brits will soon be going out to the voting booths for the general election, so how should music fit in to the main parties’ manifestos? Trade body UK Music has a few ideas, unsurprisingly, and has released them in its own...
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UK bodies and artists demand secondary ticketing transparency

The British government is being asked to pass new laws to make the secondary ticketing market much more transparent, including ensuring people buying tickets from secondary sources online have more information on who they’re...
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YouTuber and Viner DigiTour aims to sell 350k tickets in 2015

We didn’t manage to get along to one of the ‘DigiTour’ gigs this year, but we’re fascinated by the phenomenon of crowds of the size and intensity of traditional boy-band audiences gathering to scream at YouTube and...
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Songkick is now selling tickets for 25% of London gigs

Live music startup Songkick has been selling tickets to concerts through its own system for a while now, but when the feature launched, the company deliberately didn’t talk it up too much: an experiment rather than a disruptive...
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Ticketing firm StubHub appoints its first editor-in-chief

London startup Dice made a splash when launching recently, partly through its focus on an editorial team providing gig recommendations, rather than pure e-commerce features. But it’s not the only company exploring editorial...
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Cat Stevens cancels New York gig in ticket-touting protest

Cat Stevens is on the comeback trail this year, with his first US gigs since 1976, but New Yorkers will have to wait to see him, after his gig in the city was cancelled. Stevens – aka Yusuf Islam (he’s using both...
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UK mobile ticketing startup Dice takes aim at booking fees

A technically-accomplished ticketing startup from a cool part of London, with a mobile focus? No, not Songkick. We’ve been tracking the plans of startup Dice through its recruitment for a few months, but yesterday it...