• Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

    Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

    You know what doesn’t rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band. So today Live Nation is publicly launching its Concert Calendar, a Facebook app that pulls in music and comedy gig listings from Ticketmaster (which merged with Live Nation in 2010) as well as 75 other ticketers. The calendar offers concert recommendations based on your Facebook Likes and streaming service… Read More

  • Ticketmaster’s New Facebook App Recommends Concerts From Your Listening Activity

    Ticketmaster’s New Facebook App Recommends Concerts From Your Listening Activity

    Of all the new Open Graph apps launched tonight, Ticketmaster’s new Facebook experience is the most impressive. Sure it can share that you’ve “bought” tickets, but lots of apps have similar publishing functionality. What makes Ticketmaster’s app cool is that it pulls your Facebook profile’s music app activity from services such as Spotify or Rdio, and… Read More

  • Ticketmaster For BlackBerry Beta v2.0 Available Now For Beta Zone Members

    Ticketmaster For BlackBerry Beta v2.0 Available Now For Beta Zone Members

    If you’re a member of BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be happy to hear that Ticketmaster has just released the Ticketmaster for BlackBerry app in beta version 2.0. This means you can select the event of your choosing straight from your phone, buy tickets, and be on your way, all from the comfort of that QWERTY keyboard. Read More

  • Eventbrite Sells $20 Million In Tickets To Investors For Its Series D Financing

    Online ticket seller Eventbrite raised a $20 million round of funding from DAG Ventures, Sequioa Capital, and Tenaya Capital (formerly Lehman Brothers Venture Partners). DAG led the round (Sequioa led the last one). The D round is twice the amount of capital as all three previous rounds combined, bringing the total raised bey the company to $29.5 million. CEO Kevin Hartz tells me he still had… Read More

  • Live Nation To Power Concert Listings, Ticket Sales In iTunes 10

    In case you were wondering (I’m looking at you Levine): Live Nation and sister company Ticketmaster have jointly announced that they’ll be the ones powering the concert listings feature on iTunes 10. In addition, the company said it will deliver a “way for millions of iTunes users to purchase concert tickets at Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com“. Read More

  • Eventbrite Adds Former Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty To Its Board

    If ticketing startup Eventbrite wants to become the Ticketmaster of do-it-yourself events, it just added a new board member who might have some ideas on how to get there. The company just added Sean Moriarty to its board of directors. Moriarty was previously the CEO of Ticketmaster, which he helped build into an events juggernaut between 2005 and March, 2009, when he left the… Read More

  • Google Music: What Were Ticketmaster And Facebook Thinking?

    Now that the dust is settling on the newly launched Google Music (if you don’t yet have it in your normal Google search results, you can use it here) that integrates LaLa and iLike/MySpace streaming music, all I can think of is this: What were Facebook and Ticketmaster thinking when they passed up the opportunity to acquire iLike? MySpace is the big lottery winner here. They bought iLike… Read More

  • Ticketing Startups Launch Multi-Million Dollar Funds To Combat TicketMaster Merger

    With the proposed $2.5 billion merger between TicketMaster and Live Nation looming large, many venue owners and promoters are up in arms, deeming the deal anti-competitive and monopolistic (they may be right – the deal is being examined for possible anti-trust violations). Now ShowClix, a TicketMaster competitor that launched in early 2007, is launching the Fair Ticketing Fund… Read More

  • TicketMaster and Live Nation Agree to $2.5 Billion Merger

    This could be good news for the music industry, which suffers from steadily declining record sales and stands to benefit from more ticket sales for live performances. Or just another last-ditch measure to save itself from an inevitable death and rebirth. According to Paidcontent, Live Nation and Ticketmaster have entered into a definitive agreement to merge into an entity called Live… Read More

  • 19,683 Tech Layoffs And Counting

    This has been a brutal month or so for tech layoffs. According to our Layoff Tracker, there have been 19,683 job eliminations at tech companies announced since mid-September, and we’re not even counting the 24,600 people at Hewlett-Packard who are being eliminated as a result of its merger with EDS. But only five big companies make up more than 90 percent of the layoffs: Xerox (3,000)… Read More

  • Ticket Scalpers Seatwave Take $25 Million Series C

    European ticket resellers Seatwave have taken $25 million Series C in a round led by Fidelity Ventures that included Atlas Venture, Mangrove Capital Partners and Adinvest. Total funding for Seatwave to date is $36 million. London based Seatwave, like StubHub (acquired by eBay for $310 million) and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster for $265 million) resells tickets to major events. The… Read More