Tagged: Ticketmaster

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FADER Explains: Beyoncé Tickets

A couple Mondays ago, I arrived at work hours early, ate an energy bar and created a Ticketmaster account to buy tickets for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Show world tour. The moment they went on sale … read more »

POSTED March 6, 2013 6:57PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (11) TAGS: , ,

Lawmakers Speak Out Against Ticketmaster/Live Nation Superunion

Where are Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam when you need them? read more »

POSTED July 29, 2009 11:14AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Ticketmaster Oversells Bruce Springsteen D.C. Show

Ticketmaster continues its ultimate sashay of douchebaggery with Bruce Springsteen once more, as the ticket conglomerate oversold the musician’s Washington, D.C. show next week through its resale sister site TicketsNow. read more »

POSTED May 14, 2009 2:53PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: ,

Jimmy Chamberlain Quits Smashing Pumpkins

Never to shy away from posting what feels like a Smashing Pumpkins news-related item every week, The Tripwire (via HipstersUnited.com) reports that Jimmy Chamberlain has officially quit the Smashing Pumpkins. read more »

POSTED March 23, 2009 3:17PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

Billy Corgan Testifies To Congress For Performance Rights Act And Supports Ticketmaster/LiveNation Merger

Are we the only ones tired of seeing Billy Corgan‘s smug mug in the news these days? It would be one thing if it was for his music, but lately it seems to be for anything but. Now he’s gone to the highest powers in the country to plead his case for the Performance Rights Act — admirable enough — only a few weeks after supporting the Ticketmaster/LiveNation merger in a letter to Congress — did we mention he’s managed by Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff? read more »

POSTED March 11, 2009 7:27PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Ticketmaster/Live Nation Antitrust Hearing Starts Today, Listen Live Online

The latest episode in the ongoing drama of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger starts today, as the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights takes begins its official hearing. In simpler terms: the poo could potentially be hitting the fan, and you get to watch it all live on the internet. read more »

POSTED February 24, 2009 5:44PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Ticketmaster Shareholders Ask The California State Court To Block Live Nation Merger

It already seemed like just about nobody was happy about the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, except Ticketmaster and Live Nation. But now the newly formed Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is facing a lawsuit filed by its shareholders, who ain’t too happy, either. read more »

POSTED February 17, 2009 5:47PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

The Effect Of A Possible Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Exemplified In The Release Of Billboard's Annual MoneyMakers List

With all the recent buzz about a possible merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation, we found Billboard Magazine‘s annual listing of the top earners in music even more intriguing than usual. It seems the majority of those millions come directly from touring and ticket sales, leaving us wondering just what’s at stake for artists and fans in this possible merger? read more »

POSTED February 12, 2009 11:24PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , ,

The Clear Channel Philosophy Lives On, Live Nation And Ticketmaster To Merge?

One thing that tends to happen during times of financial crises is large companies will merge. This helps stabilize all parties involved by, in essence, eliminating the competition. But with new reports of a Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger, experts and industry insiders are wondering if a review by antitrust authorities is needed. Looks like you can take the Live Nation our of Clear Channel, but you can’t take the Clear Channel out of Live Nation. read more »

POSTED February 4, 2009 5:23PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , ,