Beyonce & JAY-Z’s On the Run II Tour Finishes with More Than $250 Million

Beyonce & JAY-Z’s On the Run II Tour Finishes with More Than $250 Million

Courtesy of Billboard: They say it’s a marathon, not a sprint. But for Beyoncé and JAY-Z, it was both. Their sprawling On the Run II Tour finished with $253.5 million in the bank, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The trek wrapped Oct. 4 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, the last of the 48 stadium dates they played, […]

MOBILE TICKETING DEMAND LED TO NFL DEAL – STUBHUB

MOBILE TICKETING DEMAND LED TO NFL DEAL – STUBHUB

Courtesy of Ticketing Business News: NFL fans’ demands for greater choice and mobile ticketing were at the core of the league’s deal with StubHub, according to the ticketing operator itself. The Ticketing Business reported yesterday that eBay-owned StubHub has become an NFL Authorised Ticket Resale Marketplace following an overhaul of the North American league’s ticketing arrangements. In […]

Live Nation’s Michael Rapino Admits Some Ticket Fees ‘Not Defendable’

Live Nation’s Michael Rapino Admits Some Ticket Fees ‘Not Defendable’

Courtesy of Billboard: Songkick officially shuts down as damaging testimony trickles out in its case with Ticketmaster. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapinoadmitted in emails that some of the fees Ticketmaster charges for the sale of tickets are “not defendable” and that the company needs a “simpler more artist friendly policy/rule to meet the reality of today.” The admission follows decades of […]

Amazon Meets Its Match as Ticketmaster Negotiations Stall

Amazon Meets Its Match as Ticketmaster Negotiations Stall

Courtesy of Billboard: With little leverage besides its huge customer base, the online retail behemoth is finding that disrupting the U.S. ticketing market won’t be as easy as throwing its weight around. Two years ago, Amazon set out to shake up one of the few businesses it had yet to disrupt: the concert-ticket industry. After first […]

SeatGeek Partners With Eventbrite to Enhance Its Concert Selection

SeatGeek Partners With Eventbrite to Enhance Its Concert Selection

Courtesy of Billboard: Users of the ticketing marketplace SeatGeek will start noticing a wider selection of events to choose from beginning today, thanks to a new distribution partnership with Eventbrite, the ticketing and event technology platform. The new integration means fans will be able to search for, and purchase, Eventbrite events from within the SeatGeek […]

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 […]

Beyonce Cancels Coachella, Ticket Prices Drop 12 Percent

Beyonce Cancels Coachella, Ticket Prices Drop 12 Percent

Courtesy of Billboard: The secondary market reacts to the news instantly. The worst has happened, perhaps. Beyonce, the most popular musician on God’s green earth, has canceled her co-headlining spot for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The announcement comes two months out from Coachella’s April 15-17 opening, the first of two consecutive weekends with Kendrick Lamar […]

How the Adele-Endorsed Twickets Went From ‘Irritant’ to a Key Player in Ticket Resale: Q&A

How the Adele-Endorsed Twickets Went From ‘Irritant’ to a Key Player in Ticket Resale: Q&A

Courtesy of Billboard: Formed by Richard Davies in 2011 in opposition to what he regards as unfairly profiteering secondary ticketing sites, Twickets has quickly grown to become the U.K.’s largest fan-to-fan ticketing platform, with sales of over £2.7 million ($3.3 million) since launch and over 500,000 registered users buying and selling tickets at face value […]

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 […]