Monthly Archives: May 2016

Oregon State launches SQUAD, subscription-based ticket-selling application to recent alumni

Oregon State launches SQUAD, subscription-based ticket-selling application to recent alumni

Courtesy of OregonLive.com: The Oregon State athletic department announced Monday an on-demand ticket selling application attempting to mirror subscription-based models likeNetflix and Spotify. The application, called SQUAD, will allow university alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years access to all Oregon State home games across every sport for a monthly rate. The new mechanism, which is […]

eBay buys Spain’s Ticketbis for $165M to expand StubHub into Europe, Latin America, Asia

eBay buys Spain’s Ticketbis for $165M to expand StubHub into Europe, Latin America, Asia

Courtesy of TechCrunch: While EBay continues to build out its core marketplace for physical goods, it’s also investing to expand its other businesses and brands, too. Today the company announced that it has acquired Ticketbis, an online ticket marketplace based out of Bilbao, which it plans to roll into StubHub, its own ticket marketplace. The […]

Viagogo and StubHub Among Secondary Ticketing Sites Found To Be Breaking U.K. Law

Viagogo and StubHub Among Secondary Ticketing Sites Found To Be Breaking U.K. Law

Courtesy of Billboard: Some of the U.K.’s biggest secondary ticketing sites, including Viagogo, StubHub and Seatwave, are routinely breaking the law regarding the resale of music and entertainment tickets, according to Which?, an independent consumer research organization. London-based Which examined more than 200 ticket listings — a relatively small sample size, it must be said — across […]

Facebook evolves into go-to platform for social ticketing

Facebook evolves into go-to platform for social ticketing

Courtesy of Mobile Commerce Daily: With a growing number of consumers turning to mobile platforms to research local events and make plans with friends, event marketers are striking while the iron is hot and introducing new social ticketing solutions on Facebook. On the heels of Ticketmaster and Eventbrite beginning to sell tickets directly via Facebook, SAP […]

TICKET RESALE STILL BIGGEST GROWTH AREA

TICKET RESALE STILL BIGGEST GROWTH AREA

As Live Nation Entertainment posts a 10% rise in revenue for Q1 2016, it is Ticketmaster – and especially its secondary-ticketing platforms – driving much of the growth. Ticketmaster’s biggest-ever month and high-profile tours including Beyoncé’sFormation, Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams, Rihanna’s Anti, Drake’s Summer Sixteen and the Guns N’ Roses reunion contributed to double-digital revenue growth […]