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,...
June 28, 2018
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...
June 26, 2018
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...
June 25, 2018
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...
June 18, 2018
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...
June 11, 2018
SeatGeek can now sell tickets from within Snapchat stories
We reported last week on Snapchat parent company Snap, Inc’s pitch to the music industry for the power of its AR lenses. The day after its Midem keynote, the company unveiled a new partnership in a different area relevant...
June 11, 2018
Fair Ticketing Alliance co-founder defends secondary ticketing
The UK recently got a new body to campaign in support of secondary ticketing: the Fair Ticketing Alliance. It’s thus in direct opposition to the FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against what it sees as abusive practices...
June 5, 2018
Ticketfly co-founder’s blockchain startup Tari reveals plans – including ticketing
In early April, Music Ally was first to report on a new startup from ticketing firm Ticketfly’s co-founder Dan Teree. Codenamed Big Neon, it was slated to be a “highly scalable, mobile-centric event ticketing platform”...
May 23, 2018
StubHub says many of its artist partnerships aren’t public
StubHub is one of the platforms that takes flak in the debate over secondary ticketing. The company’s general manager of music and theatre for North America, Jeff Poirier, has been defending its position – and claiming...
May 21, 2018
Ticketfly co-founder teams up with Monero lead on blockchain-ticketing startup Big Neon
One of the co-founders of ticketing firm Ticketfly, Dan Teree, is now working on a blockchain-based ticketing startup called Big Neon. Teree left Ticketfly in September 2013, and his LinkedIn profile lists him as co-founder...
April 3, 2018
Ticket search engine TickX raises £3m funding round
British startup TickX is a ticketing search engine, aggregating listings from other ticketing firms, growing to a catalogue of more than 125k events. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of £3m, led by investment firm...
March 5, 2018
Live Nation reported record revenues of $10.3bn for 2017
2017 was a good year for Live Nation in financial terms, with the live-entertainment giant’s revenues rising by 24% to $10.3bn last year, according to its latest financial results. 86 million people attended concerts...
February 28, 2018