Monthly Archives: March 2017

Concert Tickets Are Getting More Expensive, And Rich Baby Boomers Could Be (Partly) To Blame

Concert Tickets Are Getting More Expensive, And Rich Baby Boomers Could Be (Partly) To Blame

Courtesy of MusicFeeds: A leading US economist has found that as concert ticket prices keep increasing, younger acts are struggling to fill stadiums because their audiences can’t keep up with the wealth of their baby boomer parents. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger has found that concert ticket prices have […]

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]

The Angels are going back to StubHub as their official ticket resale marketplace

The Angels are going back to StubHub as their official ticket resale marketplace

Courtesy of SBNation: Put a fork in Ticketmaster’s TicketExchange, it’s done. Here’s a little bit of good news for fans of dirt-cheap Angels tickets: It appears that the Halos have decided to get back into business with StubHub, as they’ve inked a multi-year deal with the ticket reselling giant. If you remember, it was December […]

AMAZON TICKETS: “FAIR PRICES”, NO FEES, NO RESALE

AMAZON TICKETS: “FAIR PRICES”, NO FEES, NO RESALE

Courtesy of IQ: As the UK company apparently gears up for a major expansion to the US, Amazon Tickets GM Geraldine Wilson has spoken on the company’s ‘fair-to-fan’ ethos. Ahead of its rumoured international launch, Amazon Tickets’ general manager, Geraldine Wilson, has discussed Amazon’s fledgling UK ticketing operation, outlining its commitment to “fair prices for fans” […]

Ticketmaster is using its software — and your data — to take on ticket-buying bots

Ticketmaster is using its software — and your data — to take on ticket-buying bots

Courtesy of ReCode: It’s an $8 billion problem for the live events business. Ticketmaster is fighting back against ticket-buying bots, using a combination of technology and its customers’ personal data to take on an $8 billion problem. Live Nation’s ticketing giant is rolling out a “Verified Fan” program that’s supposed to cut down on automated […]