Ticketmaster signs deal to sell tickets through Samsung’s Bixby
Fresh from tying up a deal with Spotify to be the official streaming partner for its new smart speaker, Samsung has announced an alliance with Ticketmaster too.
August 29, 2018
Ticketmaster to power mobile-only tickets for Four Tet gigs
Friends who are fans of electronic musician Four Tet have been getting excited this week about his upcoming four-night run of concerts at the O2 Academy venue in Brixton, London.
August 23, 2018
Industry reacts to Ticketmaster’s U-turn on secondary ticketing
You will hopefully have seen our news alert yesterday on the news that Ticketmaster is decommissioning its two secondary ticketing sites in Europe. From October, GET ME IN! and Seatwave will be replaced by a new fan-to-fan...
August 14, 2018
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),...
July 27, 2018
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
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
Live Nation settles Songkick lawsuit for $110m
There has been a surprise ending to the long-running legal battle between Live Nation and the owners of ticketing firm Songkick: a $110m settlement that sees Live Nation acquiring some of the company’s remaining technology...
January 15, 2018
Ticketmaster Shortlist app offers last-minute concert tickets
Ticketmaster’s latest mobile app is called Shortlist – Concert Tickets, and it’s promising music fans “last-minute tickets to great concerts”. Released in the US for iPhone and for Android smartphones, the app...
December 31, 2017
YouTube to promote US concert tickets on artist videos
YouTube has announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see tickets for artists’ US concerts promoted within their official videos. “Starting today, we will begin featuring hundreds of artist’s upcoming US...
November 14, 2017
U2 to use Ticketmaster Verified Fan platform for US tour
We’ve reported on the growth of Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan initiative earlier in this bulletin, but in separate news yesterday, the company had some news on the artist front. U2 are going to use Verified Fan for all...
November 3, 2017
Live Nation financials set new quarterly records
Unconsciously channelling One Direction, Live Nation has been trumpeting its “best third quarter ever”, with the company’s business setting new financial records. Live Nation’s revenues grew by 12% to $3.56bn in...
November 3, 2017
Ticketmaster to offer mentoring for FastForward alumni
With two Amsterdam conferences plus a London event under its belt, FastForward is starting to explore the potential for building a network of its young industry attendees. The company has announced a partnership with Ticketmaster...
October 25, 2017