Tag Archives: Ticketmaster

U.S. Justice Department threatens legal action against Live Nation, reach settlement instead

Posted by on December 23, 2019

On Friday (12/13), news broke that the U.S. Justice Department was preparing to take legal action against concert promoting giant Live Nation. Now, less than a week later, the two have reached a settlement that clarifies the rules the company must follow when dealing with venues. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Department of […]

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Congressman calls out on Metallica/Live Nation ticket scam

Posted by on July 30, 2019

It’s no secret that seeing your favorite band perform live is an exhilarating experience. Many fans will do whatever they can to obtain concert tickets. We may have done one of these, or know someone who has either sold their car, worked multiple jobs, applied for a new credit card, etc. We just discussed how […]

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Metallica fans whipped into frenzy after being beat by bots for S&M2

Posted by on March 19, 2019

Yesterday (18th), we were excited hearing about Metallica teaming up with the San Francisco Symphony for the first time in two decades for the upcoming inaugural Chase Center Concert on September 6th. While many Metallica Legacy and Fifth Member club members were ecstatic to have their chance to buy tickets a few days early, it […]

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Metal Insider en Español: Resumen semanal 6/24

Posted by on June 24, 2016

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest headlines – In Spanish. Cada semana, muchos hechos y acontecimientos suceden en el mundo del rock y metal los cuales reportamos diariamente y queremos dar un resumen de lo que paso a nuestros lectores de habla Española. Estas son las noticias que mas resonaron esta semana: Con la […]

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Stephen Colbert takes on Ticketmaster settlement, GN’R

Posted by on June 24, 2016

As you probably know by now, Ticketmaster has settled a class action lawsuit, meaning that if you’ve used them in the past 17 years, you’ve got some free tickets coming to you. At first, it was frustrating, because regardless of how many tickets you had coming to you (and a lot of you have many), […]

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Free metal: Ticketmaster releases first shows available to voucher recipients

Posted by on June 21, 2016

  Earlier in the week it came out that Ticketmaster had lost the class action lawsuit against them regarding the service fees that they have been tacking onto the price of tickets for the last twenty years. As part of that settlement, Ticketmaster agreed to give out a whole mess of credits on the future […]

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Use Ticketmaster? You might have free tickets

Posted by on June 18, 2016

When it comes to buying tickets online, it’s never a pleasant experience seeing ridiculous service fees added to already-expensive tickets. Thankfully in the case of one such vendor, Ticketmaster, a class action lawsuit sought damages for these fees and reached a settlement to the tune for $400 million last month. As a result of this […]

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Use Ticketmaster In The Past 12 Years? You’re Getting A Refund

Posted by on December 2, 2011

Anyone that’s ever used Ticketmaster, and let’s face it, that’s almost everyone, has been annoyed by the “processing fees” that drive up the cost of tickets for no discernible reason. Well, two customers did something about it by filing a class action lawsuit claiming that those fees were excessive , and they won, which means you win! […]

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Ticketmaster Selling Tickets In Walmart Is One Way To Improve Sales…We Guess

Posted by on August 5, 2011

It was announced earlier this week that Ticketmaster is currently installing touch-screen ticket-selling kiosks in Walmart stores across the nation. These kiosks will be partially self-serve, with a Walmart employee required to complete all transactions. While the initial concentrations will be in Texas, New York, New England, and Los Angeles markets, many kiosks have been […]

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A Bad Summer (And Fall) For Live Nation

Posted by on November 8, 2010

Need more proof that concerts took a big hit this past summer? Well here you go: DigitalMusicNews.com is reporting that Live Nation’s income has experienced a drop of 25.7% to $51.4 million, while revenue experienced a 14% drop to $2.14 billion. This accounts for the third quarter through September 30. To make matter’s worst, Live […]

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