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
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...
June 29, 2015
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...
May 5, 2015
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...
March 23, 2015
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...
February 25, 2015
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...
January 20, 2015
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...
November 13, 2014
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...
November 8, 2014
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...
October 11, 2014
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...
September 27, 2014
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...
September 20, 2014