Category Archives: Ticketing

Use Ticketmaster? You might have free tickets

Posted by on June 18, 2016

When it comes to buying tickets online, it’s never a pleasant experience seeing ridiculous service fees added to already-expensive tickets. Thankfully in the case of one such vendor, Ticketmaster, a class action lawsuit sought damages for these fees and reached a settlement to the tune for $400 million last month. As a result of this […]

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Use Ticketmaster In The Past 12 Years? You’re Getting A Refund

Posted by on December 2, 2011

Anyone that’s ever used Ticketmaster, and let’s face it, that’s almost everyone, has been annoyed by the “processing fees” that drive up the cost of tickets for no discernible reason. Well, two customers did something about it by filing a class action lawsuit claiming that those fees were excessive , and they won, which means you win! […]

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Live Nation Already Losing Big Money This Year.

Posted by on May 6, 2011

During the first three months of 2011, Live Nation reported that they experienced net losses of $54.3 million. This is partly to blame because of the poor economy, but also because of concert-attendance behavior, with people either waiting for discounts or picking and choosing which concerts they attended. On the bright side, sponsorship revenue and […]

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2010 Concert Sales Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Posted by on January 3, 2011

Right before the end of the year, Pollstar revealed their lists for the top 50 grossing concert tours of 2010. First, the good news: rock is dominating concert’s worldwide sales. Topping both the worldwide and North American tour lists is Bon Jovi, who grossed $201.1 million in total. Also in the top five for worldwide […]

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A Bad Summer (And Fall) For Live Nation

Posted by on November 8, 2010

Need more proof that concerts took a big hit this past summer? Well here you go: DigitalMusicNews.com is reporting that Live Nation’s income has experienced a drop of 25.7% to $51.4 million, while revenue experienced a 14% drop to $2.14 billion. This accounts for the third quarter through September 30. To make matter’s worst, Live […]

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