Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jerry Jones Keeps Getting Outbid for Major Boxing Matches, but That May Soon Change

Jerry Jones Keeps Getting Outbid for Major Boxing Matches, but That May Soon Change

Courtesy of the Dallas Observer: For a man known for deep pockets and persuasiveness, Jerry Jones continues to get outbid. On Sept. 16, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face Gennady Golovkin in the biggest and most important fight in boxing. And once again — as with earlier major fights — Jones may try to pry it […]

High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom

High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom

Courtesy of the New York Times: Musicals about the aftermaths of a teenage suicide and a terror attack proved unlikely sensations. Star turns by Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal and Glenn Close added sizzle. And, led by “Hamilton” and “Hello, Dolly!,” the hottest shows started charging once unthinkably high prices for the best seats. […]

Live Nation Announces $799 Festival Passport

Live Nation Announces $799 Festival Passport

Courtesy of Billboard: Can you name every festival operated by concert promotion giant/Ticketmaster conglomerate Live Nation? It’s most of them. Our live music overlords just announced a new kind of all-access ticket: the “Festival Passport,” which grants the buyer general-admission access to every Live Nation-controlled festival through the remainder of 2017, even if it’s already sold out. The passport costs […]

Amazon wants to be “Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company.” One problem: Ticketmaster!

Amazon wants to be “Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company.” One problem: Ticketmaster!

Courtesy of Barron’s: Get ready for another Amazon business. Next week, the e-commerce giant is set to hold its first concert in the U.K. next week and the company is ramping up its efforts in the U.S. Gabelli analyst John Tinker points to 33 job postings on Amazon’s site with the following description: “Amazon Tickets […]

Panthers’ deal gave Charlotte free stadium dates. But the city isn’t taking advantage

Panthers’ deal gave Charlotte free stadium dates. But the city isn’t taking advantage

Courtesy of the Charlotte Observer: In exchange for using taxpayer money to renovate Bank of America Stadium, the Carolina Panthers are required to provide five rent-free days a year, during which the City of Charlotte can book non-NFL events during the offseason. Think concerts, college football games, even beer festivals. It’s a perk that can […]