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Ticketmaster could face a multi-million-pound fine over data hack

WORLD
July 1, 2018
Ticketmaster (TM), which admits that its systems had been hacked, could face a fine of more than £17.6 million, or four per cent of turnover, under the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR),…
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Main News

Ticketfly customer data gets hacked

UNITED STATES
June 23, 2018
The account information of around 27 million Ticketfly customers, including their names, address, email and phone numbers, may have been compromised after Ticketfly was hacked. The San Francisco-based ticketing company…
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Rapino reaches Top 3 in pay chart

UNITED STATES
June 22, 2018
Live Nation Entertainment president and CEO Michael Rapino was the third highest paid chief executive in the US in 2017, with earnings amounting to $70.6 million, according to the Equilar 200…
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CTS: ‘We’re No 1 in Europe’

GERMANY
June 25, 2018
After a flurry of promoter acquisitions, pan-Europe ticketing and promoting giant CTS Eventim has its eye on further expansion in the sector. In its latest move, the company took a…
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AEG ends StubHub deal to launch resale service

UNITED KINGDOM / UNITED STATES
July 1, 2018
Arena owner AEG has ended its sometimes controvercial partnership with ticket resale platform StubHub after five years, and is to launch its own price-capped resale service, AXS Marketplace, in the…
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Features

Netherlands

June 22, 2018
Following a difficult few years in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the Dutch market is now firmly back on course with in-demand shows, countless festivals and an insatiable quest to keep experimenting.  Neil Bracegirdle reports Every aspiring artiste that steps into Europe seems to dream of playing Amsterdam…
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Entertainment for all

June 22, 2018
Family entertainment business is all about good old-fashioned showbiz, but with a 21st century edge – creating shows, building successful brands and developing long-term international appeal in a sector that is becoming ever-more competitive. Christopher Barrett reports Family entertainment is the name given to a wealth of live shows that…
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Festival News

Stockholm to stage Lolla

SWEDEN
June 22, 2018
Stockholm is to become the third European city to host international festival brand Lollapalooza, with the location being described as “the perfect match” by organisers. The festival, which is already held in Germany’s Berlin and France’s Paris, will take place at Gärdet from 28-29 June next year and consist of…
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DMZ bridges the divide

KOREA
June 22, 2018
SET in a disused railway station on the border between North and South Korea the DMZ Peace Train Music Festival (cap. 5,000) may be one of the most ambitious festivals ever staged. Due to take place at Wolijeong train station in the Korean Demilitarisation Zone (DMZ), the event has been…
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Production News

Bandit has Hangout covered

USA
June 22, 2018
With artistes including The Killers, The Chainsmokers and Kendrick Lamar headlining the 40,000-capacity Hangout Festival in Alabama, lighting supplier Bandit says it had to select a wide range of fixtures while accommodating any special effects brought by individual artistes. The mainstage featured over 200 fixtures, while Bandit also supplied lighting…
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Manic’s maximise presence

EUROPE
June 22, 2018
Film director Kieran Evans aimed for an epic impression when he produced the video content for the Manic Street Preachers’ Resistance is Futile tour, which used a 14.4 metre wide by 4.2 metre high screen as a backdrop. While control and media servers were supplied by video manager Toby Vogel,…
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