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
Festival attendees spend 20% more if using cashless wristbands
That’s one of a number of interesting facts in a lengthy Billboard feature on how cashless technology is affecting the live music business. It opens by saying that, because promoters only make 15% of their money from ticket...
September 10, 2014
Moshtix reaches 1m subscribers
More Australian news as ticketing Moshtix has signed up 1m subscribers in its first year as an independent company after CEO Harley Evans and business partner Vanessa Bond bought the company back from News Corp. The company...
September 10, 2014
SeatGeek raises $35m funding round from Accel Capital, Nas and others
Taking on the big beasts of the ticketing world is an expensive business, but SeatGeek has just raised $35m of Series B funding to continue trying. The round includes some prominent backers: VC firm Accel Capital, rapper...
August 30, 2014
Resident Advisor creates fan-to-fan ticket exchange
Electronic music magazine and online community Resident Advisor has created a new fan-to-fan ticket exchange that it wants to use to “eliminate” online touting. It claims it is an industry first and calls it “a step...
August 6, 2014
Live Nation hails secondary and mobile ticketing amid financial results
Live Nation reported its latest financial results last night, with a 1% fall year-on-year to $1.67bn driven by a 2% drop in concerts income to $1.17bn. However, the company saw its ticketing revenues rise 10% to $371m,...
August 1, 2014
Gigs discovery app Gig Sq. adds ticketing for London
iPhone app Gig Sq. is the latest live music discovery app, initially focused on London in the UK. People can use it to see who’s playing near their current location, as well as browsing featured gigs and inviting friends...
July 24, 2014
Music Ally Report 347 – Return Ticket
Our cover feature looks at the obstacles facing the ticketing industry as it attempts to move itself onto mobile. The desktop ticketing experience has not evolved in years and the mobile version is too cumbersome to be truly...
July 23, 2014
UK ticketing startup Dice is building an editorial team
Earlier this year, we wrote about a new London-based startup called Dice promising to “overhaul music, entertainment and sports ticketing” (Bulletin, 2-May-14). Now a few more details have emerged on the company’s plans,...
July 15, 2014
Billetto launches ‘social events calendar’ app for iPhone
Ticketing firm Billetto has launched a new live events discovery app in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the UK. It’s called Billetto – Your Social Events Calendar, and is available for iPhone in those countries. The...
July 11, 2014
Startup Dice plans to ‘overhaul’ ticketing for music, entertainment and sports
London already has its fair share of disruptive live-music startups – Songkick being the obvious example – but another one is set to make its debut later this month. It’s called Dice, and it’s come to our...
July 4, 2014