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Live Nation revenues up 7% with 70m tickets sold so far in 2018

In a big day of quarterly-financials announcements, Live Nation’s impressed. The company reported revenues up 7% year-on-year to $2.87bn in the second quarter of 2018, including a 13% rise in ticketing income (to $351.2m),...
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Festicket launches Spotify-powered ‘Festival Finder’ feature

British festival-ticketing firm Festicket has added a new feature that uses Spotify to recommend events to its users. The ‘Festival Finder’ feature gets people to log in using their Spotify accounts, then uses the data...
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Ticketing firm Eventbrite reportedly files for its IPO

Spotify, Sonos and now Eventbrite: music-related companies are going public at a rate of knots in 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, ticketing firm Eventbrite has filed confidentially for an IPO to take place later...
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Indian ticketing firm Bigtree Entertainment raises $100m

Indian company Bigtree Entertainment, which owns popular movie-ticketing platform BookMyShow, has raised a $100m funding round led by TPG Growth. That would be the same TPG Growth that recently led a $60m funding round...
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Pollstar mid-year Top 50 Tours chart sets new sales record

The top 50 worldwide tours in the first half of 2018 set a new record for ticket sales, according to Pollstar. Its mid-year chart shows a 12% spike in gross sales to $2.21bn. “It’s the chart’s biggest rise since 2015-16...
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Chinese secondary-ticketing firm Moretickets raises $60m

In the west, secondary-ticketing platforms are increasingly controversial in terms of their role within the music industry. In China, though, one of the most popular sites has just raised a significant funding round.  Moretickets’...
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Former Songkick biz-dev exec launches new ticketing startup

Stephen Glicken spent seven years in senior business-development roles at ticketing startups CrowdSurge and Songkick. Now he’s working on something new, having co-founded a startup called Project Admission with Jordan...
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Ticketmaster UK gives fans warning after security breach

Ticketmaster UK is in hot water this week after revealing that a data breach earlier this year could have affected a number of its customers. The breach affects customers who bought tickets between February and 23 June,...
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GigList and True Tickets to create ticketing analytics tool

We’ve written a lot about analytics dashboards as they relate to recorded music and social networks, but rather less so about how this technology could be used for the live side of our industry. Now two companies in...
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StubHub defends itself against secondary-ticketing criticism

The UK has become a focal point for the debate about secondary-ticketing platforms, their impact on fans and their interaction with artists and the music industry. Much of that debate has been in one direction: criticism...
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Fair Ticketing Alliance Code of Practice is bad news for Viagogo

We knew that anyone who’d bought tickets for Ed Sheeran on secondary site Viagogo would have to buy a proper ticket on the doors before being let in. Last week at Wembley Stadium, those fans had to queue up at desks with...
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Dice rolls with Kanye West album-launch ticketing partnership

Kanye West’s listening events in Brooklyn, Miami and Chicago for his new album ‘Ye’ were understandably focused on the music. But there was a tech aspect too: West’s team and marketing agency 1AM worked with British...