The Obsessive Joy Of Collecting

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Al Horner  Credit: NME Usually, admitting to obsessively hoarding tiny, grotty pieces of paper, lager-splattered and moth-ridden from sitting in a box in your wardrobe for 15 years, would have alarm bells ringing among your friends and loved ones. Not so for music fans, for whom hanging on to gig tickets is a hallowed ritual. Every ticket stub tells a story. The sweaty pilgrimage to the venue. The greasy post-gig […]

Do You Save Your Concert Ticket Stubs Anymore?

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Alan Cross Published on June 19th, 2013 | by Alan Cross When I first started going to concerts, I saved every single ticket stub and proudly taped them to my bedroom wall in chronological order.  Even after I moved out, I kept saving stubs as a record of who I’d seen and when. I can’t remember when I stopped doing that, but I wish I hadn’t.   It would be […]

Ticketing Barcode Is Going to Die

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Dave Brooks It might not happen this year, or even within this decade, but the barcode/ticket system will eventually be a relic of the past, replaced by a digital ticket that sits within a fan’s phone or on a wristband and helps promoters and event producers better identify who is in their building. That means print-at-home, tickets printed on paper stock and even mobile phone tickets that rely on barcodes […]

11 Ticketing Industry Trends

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Leadership / 01.14.19 11 Ticketing Industry Trends: What to Expect in 2019 Christine Payne We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Change and progress are today’s only constants in entertainment ticketing. The industry is in a state of flux, evolution and anticipation. It’s an exciting time as the coming changes get set to re-energize us and realign things for the future. Among the most profound changes in the […]

Five Ticket Trends To Watch

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Kirk Wakefield Inventory is sister to innovation in ticket pricing and practices. The proportion of total revenue generated by tickets across sports leagues is inverse to the media dollars generated by each league. Media and sponsorship dollars follow the volume and loyalty of fans–because reach and frequency still matter. Consequently, tickets make up only 22 percent of total revenue for the NFL because it has the largest media revenue, compared […]

The art of the ticket stub

Posted Posted in NEWS Illustration When Russ Havens attends a game, he’s very fussy about his ticket stub. In particular, he prefers that the ticket be torn, not just scanned. “Tearing it adds to the patina of it,” he says. “It shows use, like a mark on a game-worn jersey.” That preference is one of many, many opinions Havens has regarding ticket design, ticket use, ticket protocol, ticket history, and just about anything […]