MelodyVR and Live Nation set for Brixton Academy livestreams
We reported last week on VR music startup MelodyVR's financial performance in 2019 – £195k of revenues but a net loss of nearly £15m. The company is continuing to explore new partnerships to grow its business, though,...
July 8, 2020
Taylor Swift cancels all her live performances in 2020
There are some tough conversations going on behind the scenes at the moment about when the live music scene might get back to any semblance of normality. If you’re still hoping for this autumn, Taylor Swift’s...
April 20, 2020
Live Nation reveals plans for cost reductions program
Even the biggest live entertainment company of all isn’t immune from the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the industry. Live Nation has arranged a new ‘incremental revolving credit facility’...
April 14, 2020
Ticketmaster expands in Asia with acquisition of Tixcraft
A photo of a BTS stadium gig in Taiwan accompanies the latest announcement from Ticketmaster, signifying its ambitions in Asia. The company has acquired Taiwanese ticketing company Tixcraft, while also launching a Ticketmaster...
February 13, 2020
Live Nation tipped to face Department of Justice investigation
Live Nation’s shares have endured a bit of a buffeting after reports that the company is facing an investigation from the US Department of Justice. The central issue, according to the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles...
December 16, 2019
Ticketmaster launches ‘SafeTix’ feature for digital tickets
Ticketmaster has unveiled a new feature for its digital-ticketing technology, called SafeTix. It’s about tying every ticket to the buyer’s smartphone via “an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few...
May 16, 2019
Pandora makes a new move in live through Ticketmaster deal
US streaming service Pandora got into live music with a splash back in 2015, when it bought ticketing firm Ticketfly for $450m. It then sidled out of the market in 2017 by selling the company off again, to ticketing firm...
April 30, 2019
UK law firm sues Ticketmaster over data breach
Hayes Connor Solicitors, a legal firm based in the northwest of England, is filing a £5m suit against Ticketmaster following a data breach last June. The legal firm claims that it has affected 40,000 customers in the UK...
April 5, 2019
Ticketmaster US opens up its events to Amazon Alexa
It’s a busy week for new music features on Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant. Having launched its radio-DJ-style Song ID feature for announcing track and artist names before they play, now Alexa can do more with concert...
March 8, 2019
Live Nation hails ‘best quarter ever’ with 2018 on course to break records
In a big day for music-relevant financial results, Live Nation set new records with its Q3 numbers. “Live Nation had its best quarter ever, and we are on track to deliver another year of record results across revenue,...
November 2, 2018
Ticketmaster buys blockchain-ticketing startup Upgraded
In the world of blockchain music-streaming startups, there’s always been the suspicion that if the technology is to have an impact, it’ll be when the big streaming players do something with it. Perhaps it’s the same...
October 19, 2018