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Earlier this week, Ticketmaster announced that it was partnering with a company called MarketShare to bring dynamic pricing to the tickets it sells. We've seen plenty of variable ticket pricing in which teams set different tiered prices based on what team they are playing, but dynamic pricing is more like airline pricing...
Ticketmaster's CEO Nathan Hubbard knows he's got a major problem. Ticket sales were down by double digits, and 40 percent of seats went unsold last year. Now, he has a solution, one he unveiled on CNBC's "Power Lunch" today. It's 'dynamic' ticket pricing, a technology developed with a company called MarketShare.
As the three-month auction for Warner Music Group draws to a close, Yucaipa Companies is the frontrunner. Its $3 billion plus bid would beat a recent offer of $2.8 billion by BMG, a KKR and Bertelsmann joint venture. Both bids are for the whole company.
E-tickets have long been integrated into the world of air travel. It was first done in 1996 as a more convenient way to travel. For the airlines, it also reduced printing costs. But the move to electronic tickets didn't impose new terms on the consumer, which is not the case in the world of concert and sports tickets. Companies that have encouraged teams and artists to use their digital platforms have a further, more dangerous pitch from the fan's standpoint: With digital, you can better control the flow of who gets what ticket, what they can do with it and whether you can make money off the transfer.
We’ve been told repeatedly that Charlie Sheen’s “My Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour sold out in a record 18 minutes on Ticketmaster. Oh, really?
After looking things over, AEG decided not to use Ticketmaster's software. Instead, it has teamed up with Outbox, a company partly owned by Cirque du Soleil. Within two years, tickets to events at all AEG venues will be sold using Outbox.
As you may know the Dow looks like it will end the year up about 11%. Not too shabby – unless you compare that to the performance of small and mid-size companies.
Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has been busy, between finalizing his swap with Diller's IAC, and planning ahead to when Starz contract with Netflix expires.
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Stocks regained some ground in the last few minutes of a volatile session, but closed lower as traders continued to consider the Federal Reserve's plans to lift the U.S. economy. DuPont and American Express fell, while HP rose.
Stocks sank in the last hour of the session as traders continued to consider the Federal Reserve's plans to lift the U.S. economy. DuPont and American Express fell, while HP rose.
Stocks slid Wednesday in the absence of major economic or earnings news, as investors continued to weigh the Federal Reserve's next moves.
Stocks were mixed Wednesday in the absence of major economic or earnings news, as investors continued to weigh the Federal Reserve's next moves.
Monday Live Nation Entertainment shares soared over 6 percent, recovering some of its losses of the past month.
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Steve Jobs announcements today about Apple's new iPods and streaming TV rentals through a new Apple TV will have ripples throughout the entertainment industry.
The pullback in consumer spending has slammed the concert business, and though Live Nation Entertainment is experimenting with new ticket-pricing models, that's not enough to assuage concerned investors' fears.
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