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Theatres are not exempt from the transition away from paper to electronics. Tickets are increasingly purchased, confirmed, and delivered through an online platform. These trends are fast moving, but incredibly…

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Are you in the midst of a search for an incredible online ticket booking system that offers your performing arts organization all of the features that you need at a price that you can afford? Look no further – I’m here to help!

This is my fourth instalment in a review of online ticket booking systems. So far we’ve taken a look at Eventbrite, Brown Paper Tickets, and Vendini. Today we’ll be focussing on San Francisco-based ticketing company, Ticketfly.

With an aim to make it “easy to discover events, buy tickets, and share events with your friends – all with world-class technology and customer support,” Ticketly has been tackling the event ticketing industry one acquisition at a time since it’s inception in 2009. Last week I wrote of their recent Canadian acquisition of Northern Tickets, so I figured it was prime time to take a closer look at how they operate and what they’re offering their venue and promoter partners.

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If you’ve been following along with our blog, you might remember a few of our posts from July of last year regarding the much-debated Ticketmaster.com Class Action Settlement, Curt Schlesinger et al. v. Ticketmaster. If not, here are links to our previous posts covering this important ticketing concern:

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We thought that it was about time to check in on the settlement and see how the case is progressing. The final approval hearing was scheduled for January 13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Superior Court; however, Judge Kenneth R. Freeman did not rule on the settlement. As far as we can tell, this was a rather unexpected turn of events as it was expected that this hearing would mark the end of this long and tedious settlement.

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What was once a fringe-style event held in the middle of the desert has now turned into a hugely popular mainstream weeklong event that is especially popular among many members of the tech community. Unfortunately, last week rumors swept multiple social media outlets when the Burning Man ticket sale was reportedly hacked.

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Burning Man ticket sales began on Wednesday February 18th at noon PST and sold out 40,000 tickets and 12,000 vehicle passes in less than an hour. There were almost 80,000 people registered for the sale, and with each registrant able to purchase 2 tickets and 1 vehicle pass that meant that only the first 20,000 buyers would be guaranteed tickets. So how did this sale get hacked? What is Burning Man doing about this?

We’ve got your answers and more…

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2015 is just around the corner, so we can’t help but reflect back on 2014 and the advances we’ve seen in the ticketing industry. This has been a year where major leaps forward have been made in ticketing technology, sales records have been broken and lines have been drawn regarding acceptable ticketing rights and practices.

In honor of this progress, we’ve decided to round up the top 10 ticketing moments of 2014!

Read on to find out what made our list…

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Hot on the heels of our previous post on the Ticketmaster.com Class Action Settlement is a little number crunching that should sum up what this settlement really means to its class members. While the total amount of the Ticketmaster.com settlement sounds like a lot, each class member will receive small (almost insignificant) discount codes to be used for future ticket purchases from Ticketmaster.com. Here’s how the numbers really break down:

$386,000,000 – The total approximate settlement amount, as estimated by the counsel.

$35,000,000 – The total cost of the settlement, as estimated by Live Nation.

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