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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BUMBERSHOOT PRICE HIKES PUSH FANS TO BUY EARLY
April 3, 2009, 10:30 am
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Seattle PI:
The admission price to Seattle’s popular Bumbershoot festival has been steadily rising for those getting their tickets last-minute or at the gate. But the number of festival-goers who fall into that category is shrinking, said Bumbershoot spokeswoman Michele Scoleri. “Back in the day, most of the Bumbershoot business was done right at the gate,” Scoleri said. Now “we’re seeing a huge shift to people who are interested in the best deal.



EXPERTS: LIVE NATION-TICKETMASTER DEAL HAS A CHANCE
March 26, 2009, 10:14 am
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Billboard:
When the world’s biggest concert promoter and largest ticket seller announced they would merge last month, it seemed unlikely that antitrust enforcers would approve the creation of such an entertainment giant. But some competition experts, several of whom are former government officials, now say the combination of Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc actually has a fair shot, though they were not certain if it finally could win approval.



TICKETMASTER TO CHANGE ONLINE SALES PRACTICES
February 25, 2009, 12:44 pm
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Billboard.biz:
Nearly a month after a controversial ticket on-sale for Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming North American tour, Ticketmaster Entertainment has reached a national settlement with the New Jersey Attorney General in which the ticketing company has agreed to alter some of its business practices and pay $350,000 to cover fees associated with the investigation. As part of the settlement, the ticketing company will stop linking customers to its secondary ticketing site, TicketsNow, for at least one year.



TICKETMASTER, LIVE NATION MAY MERGE
February 4, 2009, 2:30 pm
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Variety:
Global ticket seller Ticketmaster Entertainment is near a deal to combine its operations with concert promoter Live Nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said the boards of the two companies had not yet approved the deal, which would create a company called Live Nation Ticketmaster.