Seattle Office of Film + Music


TICKETMASTER PARTNERS WITH WALMART TO SELL TICKETS
August 4, 2011, 2:19 pm
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Billboard
A new business deal will allow Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets at hundreds of Walmart stores across the country. To herald the new partnership, Walmart customers will be able to purchase 4-pack ticket bundles for concerts by artists like Journey, Maroon 5, Train, Rascal Flatts, and more until August 15. Business analysis sees the move as Ticketmaster’s attempt to tap into Walmart’s broad customer base and utilize the potential for exclusive content deals and packages. Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard said, “Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers.”

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SEATTELEST INTRODUCES TICKET SALE CALENDAR
June 27, 2011, 10:40 am
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Seattlest
Lots of media outlets will remind you when a show is coming up, but rarely do they keep track of when tickets are going on sale. Seattlest is introducing a new feature that aggregates all of the tickets going on sale for future shows. A service like this helps immensely when considering those coveted Fleet Foxes tickets for the band’s September show or iconic 80’s band Erasure performing at the Neptune Theater in October.

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DESPITE RECESSION CONCERT BUSINESS APPEARS THRIVING
May 26, 2009, 11:27 am
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Seattle Times
Recession? What recession? When it comes to live music, Seattle-area concerts are selling steadily despite the economic downturn. “All ticket sales in this area are up,” said Jeff Trisler, president of Live Nation Northwest. “We’re very happy doing so well, particularly in this rough economy.” Phish sold out two shows at the Gorge Amphitheatre in record time — less than half an hour. Coldplay’s Gorge date sold out in a day. And both the Billy Joel-Elton John show at KeyArena in November and July’s Death Cab for Cutie show at Marymoor Park sold out their first shows and had to add a second.



FACED WITH SOFT ECONOMY, ARTISTS OFFER DEALS
April 9, 2009, 12:37 pm
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Seattle PI
The concert industry has been impervious to the recession and high ticket prices over the years. But with the economic news getting worse by the day, artists and concert promoters are trying to make sure fans come out to the stadiums, arenas and concert halls this year by offering ticket deals and other incentives. Bands such as No Doubt and Coldplay are offering free music with the purchase of a ticket to their live events. Concert promoter Live Nation is offering a $10 Tuesday promotion for some shows and is expanding its four-pack plan, where fans can buy four tickets for the price of three.