Ticketmaster Is Dumping Awful Captchas

Captcha is the worst, and Tickmaster's particular strain of the virus is especially, well, impossible. It's changing that, though, to a system that will hopefully be more friendly to actual people trying to use it. » 1/30/13 5:40pm 1/30/13 5:40pm

Why You Shouldn't Post Your Concert Tickets on Facebook

The scene: your girlfriend and/or boyfriend (hey, nothing wrong with polyamory) got you tickets to The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. You've been waiting your whole life to see those goats up close, so naturally, you want to post pictures of your beloved gift on Facebook, rubbing it in all your friends' rodeo-less… » 1/08/13 10:32am 1/08/13 10:32am

Band Discovers the Stupidest Way To Avoid Ticketmaster Fees

Ticketmaster fees are horrible, and we're all about bands using clever means to combat the monolith, but The String Cheese Incident is doing it wrong. » 5/16/12 2:20pm 5/16/12 2:20pm

Sanity-Saving Gifts for the Stressed-Out Student

College. Ugh. Nonstop, privileged toil. Growing up is sooooo hard. Days without sleep, binge-drinking, experimenting with bodies—it's a miracle that anyone learns anything. These gifts won't print a diploma, but they will help your student earn one. » 12/02/11 5:00pm 12/02/11 5:00pm

Fees. Scalpers. Scams. Why Buying Concert Tickets Sucks So Hard.

On September 26th at 10:00 AM, thousands upon thousands of fans—how many we'll never know—hit refresh on their browsers and converged upon Ticketmaster's servers like a denial-of-service attack. They were desperate for the chance to see Radiohead play one of a pair of shows at the Roseland Ballroom—a rare club show.… » 10/12/11 10:00am 10/12/11 10:00am

GrouponLive: Ticketmaster Sinks Its Claws into Your Favorite Deal…

Looking to broaden their respective reaches, Groupon and Live Nation have huddled close in some small, dark corner of the internet to spawn GrouponLive, a new "online ticketing deals marketplace." There's no real meat to the press release in terms of what kind of deals we can expect to see out of the pairing, but I… » 5/09/11 10:20am 5/09/11 10:20am

Blockquote: "Suing your customers is a bad idea"

Irving Azoff, CEO of Ticketmaster: "They were afraid of Napster, they were afraid of iTunes; The business resists change...Basically the record industry sat around and tried to protect an old model; Yeah, suing your customer is a bad idea." [All Things D] » 5/27/09 12:59pm 5/27/09 12:59pm

iTunes and Ticketmaster Now BFF: Free Tracks, Early Tix

You can soon expect to pick up a free song of your choice from iTunes with every concert ticket you buy at Ticketmaster. No gimmicks, no catches. Buy a concert ticket, get any track you want, gratis. » 2/07/07 9:00am 2/07/07 9:00am