There’s A Global Ticket Scalping Investigation Underway, But Resale Outlets Don’t Seem Too Concerned

There’s A Global Ticket Scalping Investigation Underway, But Resale Outlets Don’t Seem Too Concerned

Courtesy of TheMusic.com.au: Leading ticket resale outlets have welcomed the international investigation set in motion earlier this month by three influential consumer groups. Fronted by Australian advocates Choice – who last month slammed a number of sites for misleading, unethical and “illegal” practices – the in-depth look into the industry includes Consumer NZ and Britain’s […]

Peter Guber Has Quickly Assembled One Of The World’s Most Diverse Sports Empires

Peter Guber Has Quickly Assembled One Of The World’s Most Diverse Sports Empires

Courtesy of FORBES: It wasn’t that long ago that movie producer Peter Guber was a minor league owner–literally. In 2008, he owned five baseball farm teams that went by names like the RoughRiders and Dragons. Today, Guber is co-owner and co-executive chairman of the Golden State Warriors, an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and an owner and […]

Facebook is working with Live Nation to make organizing concert tours easier

Facebook is working with Live Nation to make organizing concert tours easier

Courtesy of The Verge: Facebook is testing out a new feature that will allow artists, managers, and tour promoters to organize and manage tour-related Facebook events, the company tells The Verge. For example, if an artist is on a 40-city tour, there’s going to be 40 Facebook events for the concerts, plus meet-and-greet events, and […]

Facebook to let users buy tickets directly with Eventbrite

Facebook to let users buy tickets directly with Eventbrite

Courtesy of the Telegraph: Facebook plans to sell tickets for music festivals and other events directly as it pushes further into e-commerce. The world’s biggest social media company is launching a tie-up with Eventbrite, the events service, to let users in the UK purchase tickets within the Facebook website and app itself. The new “Events […]

Watch out, Ticketmaster: SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix

Watch out, Ticketmaster: SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix

Courtesy of MASHABLE: SeatGeek is serious about defeating Ticketmaster. The ticketing platform just spent $56 million on the ticketing tech company TopTix. SeatGeek paid for that acquisition by raising $57 million in its own Series D funding round. Before this round, SeatGeek had already raised over $100 million in funding. TopTix is an Israeli company, […]