Tag Archives: Ticketmaster

Songkick shutting down; Facebook now scans Bandsintown for events

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Songkick “will bow to pressure from Live Nation and Ticketmaster and complete the shutdown of all ticketing operations,“ its founder said in a statement. Facebook is now also officially scanning Bandsintown for concert listings.

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Ticketmaster released tons of more free tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last year, it was revealed that Ticketmaster was giving away millions of free tickets to compensate customers, after a $400 million class-action lawsuit that dates back to 1999 was settled. Now another huge batch of free tickets are being given away.

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Songkick Sells Concert-Recommending Service to Warner

Source: New York Times » Music

The sale includes the music start-up’s name and event listings platform but not its ticketing business, which is involved in a lawsuit against Ticketmaster.

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SiriusXM bought a $480 million stake in Pandora

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Not only did Eventbrite buy Ticketfly from Pandora, SiriusXM has bought a $480 million stake in Pandora. This gives Sirius XM around 16% ownership of Pandora…

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Live Nation selling $20 tix to tons of shows (Deerhunter, Future, Kings of Leon, Dead, Deftones, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Live Nation is selling $20 tickets to several shows for one week only, including Kings of Leon/Deerhunter, Future/Migos, Dead & Company, Jean-Michel Jarre, Maxwell, Primus/Clutch, Yes, Deftones and more.

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Claiming Your Tickets from the Ticketmaster Lawsuit

Source: Rock On Philly

Ticketmaster recently settled a massive $385 million lawsuit that claimed the service’s processing and delivery fees wereexcessive and deceptive”. As part of the settlement, Ticketmaster will be doling out voucher codes to anyone who purchased tickets off of Ticketmaster’s website between Oct. 21, 1999 and Feb. 27, 2013. If you’re an avid concertgoer who had an active Ticketmaster account during that time, chances are you have a few vouchers waiting for you!

To redeem vouchers, users must log onto their Ticketmaster account, head to their “My Account” page, and look for the “Active Vouchers” link on the ...

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lots of NYC shows now available for those free Ticketmaster vouchers

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NYC shows you can use those vouchers for include Soul Asylum/English Beat, D Generation, Marduk, The Proclaimers, Mac Sabbath, Tiffany, Midge Ure and more

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Ticketmaster posts initial lists of concerts available for free vouchers

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

No voucher-accepted shows in NYC, but lots of NJ amphitheater shows for acts like Steely Dan, Hall & Oats, and more.

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Ticketmaster giving away millions of free tickets as part of lawsuit settlement over service fees

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

If you’ve thought Ticketmaster’s wide array of service fees and handling charges have been exorbitant over the years, you are not alone. A $400 million class-action lawsuit that dates back to 1999 was settled last month, and Ticketmaster is compensating its customers in the form of free tickets.

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Bowery Ballroom & Mercury Lounge now use Ticketfly (and still will when AEG buys Bowery Presents)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bowery Presents’ venues switched from Ticketweb to its owner Ticketmaster a long time ago, but two of their venues, Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, will soon switch to Ticketfly, reports Billboard

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Facebook Begins Testing New Ticketing Service

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Spencer E Holtaway

New life has been breathed into the concert ticket and promotion industry. A number of sources have reported that Facebook has launched a new ticketing service earlier this month. According to a Facebook spokesperson, the company is partnering with a small collection of independent promoters, venues, and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area to begin testing the service.

Facebook has promised it will not be claiming any fee or percentage for its service, with 100% of the ticket price going directly to the organizers. This is not surprising considering that Facebook’s bread and butter ...

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A Closer Look at Philly’s Music Venues: Ways Smaller Venues Stay Afloat

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image of the Fillmore by Stephanie Defeo

The previous month has been devastating for the music scene with not one, but two venues closing their doors. Following over thirty years of operation, North Star Bar announced its sudden closure for renovations, after which it will expand its menu but no longer host concerts. Known for hosting up-and-coming performers, one of its most noted performances came from the rock group The White Stripes in 2001. JC Dobbs arrived on South Street in the mid-70’s, being changed into the Pontiac Bar and Grill from 1996 to 2010 before it was reverted ...

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Pandora Buys Ticketfly, a Competitor to Ticketmaster

Source: New York Times » Music

The $450 million deal for Ticketfly expands the Internet radio company’s mix of services for artists and could pose a challenge to Ticketmaster.

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Garth Brooks cancels Dublin shows after flap with local council, triggering a record number of Ticketmaster refunds

Source: The Washington Post » Music

Garth Brooks is approaching his highly anticipated comeback with the flourish of a veteran showman, but he already faces a disappointing and costly setback.

After a battle with the Dublin City Council, Brooks announced Monday he is scrapping five shows he had planned to play there next week. The conflict stemmed from a bureaucratic snag that could end up costing the city as much as $68 million.

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