Don’t expect to see Redbox seriously encroaching on Live Nation/Ticketmaster’s business, here or anywhere else. The company’s plan really is really a penny-wise, pound-foolish scheme that most smart promoters loathe: papering the house.
Tickets for Sunday’s Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers Playoff game sold out in less than a minute today, but Bears communications director Scott Hagel said there’s still hope for fans who want to see the game. “There is a gameface contest,” he said.
In the months before the two most reviled companies in the concert world decided to join forces in a mega-merger that makes them the Death Star of Live Music, giant national concert promoters Live Nation toyed with thumbing their noses at Ticketmaster’s much-hated, consumer-gouging “conv
Quietly and with no formal fanfare, Jam Productions—Chicago’s biggest independent concert promoter and one of the few of any size remaining in the U.S.—has begun to sever its longstanding relationship with Ticketmaster and, in the wake