BIG SEAN, MACHINE GUN KELLY, NOAH CYRUS and STARLEY will topline PANDORA’s SOUNDS LIKE YOU SUMMER concert at the L.A. MEMORIAL COLISEUM on JULY 29th. There will also be special performances by hosts JACK & JACK and sets by DJ MUSTARD.
A New York Hip Hop icon and two of the city’s up-and-coming emcees are taking part in Pandora’s “Sounds Like You: NYC” event.
With recent speculation about Spotify soon going public (without an IPO) and the belated launch of Pandora Premium, the music streaming space is increasingly nearing both maturity and saturation.
Pandora-owned ticketing company Ticketfly has partnered with fan-to-fan ticket exchange platform Lyte in an attempt to take on the giants of the secondary ticketing sector and beat the scalpers.
New York already passed legislation banning the use of ticket buying bots, but President Obama has just made the ban a nationwide law. Today, the president signed the “Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016” which makes it illegal to use software to purchase tickets to popular events.
“We believe in a music economy that works for everyone — artists and fans, music venues and promoters — and we applaud passage of the BOTS Act as an excellent first step in stopping the insidious practice of ticket bots depriving consumers of fair access to tickets,” said Katie Peters, director of government relations for…
The House gave final approval Wednesday night to legislation that would bar scalpers from using computer-hacking software, or so-called bots, to instantly buy up large swaths of tickets for live events. The bill is now awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature.
Ticketfly, an online ticket distribution company bought by Pandora last year, “strongly supports” the legislation “in order to increase fairness in the ticket-purchasing industry,” Katie Peters, Pandora’s director of government relations, said in a statement Wednesday.
A Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee held a hearing on “ticket bot” software, which allows scalpers to purchase tickets in bulk for resale at a higher price to consumers. Officials from the sports, theater and online ticket sales industries testified about what they thought could be done to combat ticket bots, as well as…
Pandora’s Associate General Counsel, Jeremy Leigl submitted testimony in support of the “BOTS Act,” which prohibits the misuse of bots to undermine the security mechanisms and terms of service that ticketing platforms put in place.