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
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