SEARCH DATE RANGE

SEARCH TERM OR WORD

The premium marketplace announces the extension of its fan-to-fan trading services of tickets across festivals to Cross The Tracks, Wide Awake, Project 6 and more

 

Tixel, the honest resale marketplace has today announced the expansion of its remit to Cross The Tracks, Wide Awake and Project 6 and City Splash, part of Brockwell Live series in London.  This comes as an addition to its partnership with a range of Superstruct UK festivals including Boardmasters, Kendal Calling, Tramlines Festival, Truck Festival, and Y Not Festival, for which Tixel is already the exclusive resale platform,

The news comes as Tixel scales at pace since launching operations in the UK in 2021, seeing 97% growth year-on-year in events trading on the platform between ‘22 and ’23.

Matt Kaplan, Tixel’s Head of UK/EU said, We’re honoured to work with Brockwell Live and SuperstructUK, companies with a phenomenal portfolio of some of the most loved and unique festivals in the world.Boardmasters festival was one of our foundational entries into the UK festival market back in 2021, and seeing our collaboration with festivals expand is something we are incredibly proud of. Our model thrives thanks to a shared passion with our partners for unrivalled experiences for fans, every step of the way. We understand fans demands, buying behaviours and more, and applying our expertise to festival campaigns means the festival teams get real added value and a secure and trusted place for fans to resell tickets. This in turn encourages earlier purchases. Helping this awesome portfolio of festivals to push boundaries, elevate their campaigns and maximise value year-on-year, is something we remain super excited about.”

A recent survey, conducted to discover the most valuable aspects of Tixel for organisers of festivals and day events, found that organisers want to give fans a safe, secure and fair resale option, save time by not having to process transfers, refunds, and name changes and amongst other factors, see the demand of events beyond sold out. Tixel is a safe, secure, and fair ticket resale marketplace for fans that saves organisers from spending time on refund, transfer and name change requests. Its integrations with primary ticketing companies automate time-consuming tasks and create a seamless and safe experience for fans. Tixel gives organisers complete control and visibility of their resale market, while helping unlock new revenue and fan data. With direct integrations with major ticketing platforms across the globe, Tixel is able to eliminate fraud and double-scanning by reissuing new tickets for events when they are on-sold. 

Through this, festivals are enabled to offer a consistent experience to fans regardless of which event they attended or where they purchased primary tickets. The partnership includes direct technology integrations that facilitate essential functions like real-time, accurate ticket validation on all tickets listed, (eliminating fakes and/or speculative listings) and the ability for a buyer to list and sell a ticket before ticket barcodes have even been distributed.

Andrew Topham, CEO and Founder of Boardmasters Festival said, “Partnering with Tixel helps us to offer flexibility to fans when their plans change and ensure those that missed out on buying tickets the first time around can purchase resale tickets safely and securely. We have a great relationship with the Tixelteam and work closely together to maximise our fan experience and marketing campaigns.” 

Andy Smith, Kendal Calling Co-Founder added, "Tixel has allowed festival goers to purchase with the ease of mind that selling their ticket can be just as easy as buying it in the first place, while allowing us to accurately monitor the secondary ticketing market, maximising our on-site footfall and increasing revenue as a result."

Jack Robinson from Brockwell Live / Pack London said, “With social media being full of fake accounts continuously trying to scam festival goers in the comments, Tixel provides a great service where it's very easy for people to resell their tickets with confidence. It also provides the promoters accurate information on how many tickets are being sold and what kind of pricing people are looking to pay. Customers will always be looking to resell tickets or find a bargain and without embracing products like Tixel it's impossible for people to know the difference between genuine ticket sellers and well-crafted scam accounts.”

Last year through Tixel, participating Superstruct UK festivals including Boardmasters, Kendal Calling, Tramlines Festival, Truck Festival and Y Not Festival were able to offer a secure platform for audiences to resell tickets, while also creating a commercially successful partnership for the festivals on a large scale. The season saw Tixel move over 15,000 tickets seamlessly with a consistent fan experience across 8 events and 4 different ticketing platforms. The platform provided direct access to fans with intent to buy tickets, reducing refund requests and opening new sales channels for festival promoters to drive revenue, as well as offering bespoke solutions for complex operational setups. This year, Tixel’s offering broadens further to Brockwell Live Superstruct UK as more world-leading festivals join their roster.

As a representation of the new preferences and behaviours of live music and entertainment consumers,Tixel released research last month, discovering that the desire for purchase flexibility has shifted from trend to ingrained habit as busy ticket buyers call for greater flexibility when spending. Over â…” of us are more likely to make a purchase if there is the option to re-sell later and 81% suggest they find it annoying or off-putting when there is a lack of resale options. And while there are tons of factors that influence the decision to sell a ticket, calendar clashes tops the lot for ¼ of those surveyed. Interestingly, even amidst the cost of living crisis, the lure of liquidating cash spent on tickets rarely drives event-goers to give up tickets. Download the full report here.

 

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

Beyonce and Blur Attract 19.2 Million Music Tourists To UK Events

UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, today unveils new research into the value of gigs, concerts and festivals to local economies. A total of 19.2 million music fans travelled from UK towns and cities and overseas in...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

Orfium signs global UGC monetization deal with Japanese label Pony Canyon

Fourth deal in six months for Orfium in Asia as it continues to expand its international client base    Orfium (the ‘Company’), the global technology leader solving the entertainment industry’s biggest challenges around digital music and broadcast rights management, announces that it has partnered...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

UK electronic-pop trio London Grammar signs with PPL for international royalties collections

PPL reveals band’s most played songs in the run up to headline Latitude set    London Grammar, the UK electronic-pop trio, has agreed a deal with PPL for the collection of their international neighbouring rights royalties. The addition to PPL’s prestigious roster...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

MUSEXPO 2025 celebrates 25th global edition in Burbank, CA: Uniting music worldwide in "the media capital of the world"

  MUSEXPO “The United Nations of Music” (www.musexpo.net), the pioneering global music business conference renowned for its transformative impact on the industry, has unveiled its landmark 25th edition will take place March 16 - 19, 2025, in Burbank, California. Marking almost a...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

Music Tech Audio Platform Submix Secures $1M in Funding

Launches worldwide - now available to download on macOS   Pioneering audio technology company Submix has closed a $1 million funding round. This investment will drive Submix's mission to enhance remote collaboration for musicians, producers, and audio professionals, fundamentally reshaping their workflow...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

WIN Launches Supporters Program with First Wave of Partners

Bandcamp, Marauder and Random Sounds join new initiative Program offers a unique connection with the global independent music community  Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the organization that brings together independent music trade associations representing over 8000 independent music businesses in 43 territories around...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

Youth Music today announces the judges and sponsors for the Youth Music Awards 2024

Youth Music, the UK’s leading young people’s music charity, has announced the judges and sponsors for its annual Youth Music Awards in association with Hal Leonard Europe, which will take place at iconic London venue Troxy on Wednesday 16th October.  This...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

Natasha Bedingfield and Cat Burns to perform at exclusive Team GB x TikTok House Party LIVE from Paris 2024

Record number of TikTok creators set to bring the Paris Olympics to fans   TikTok is proud to be an Official Partner to Team GB (@teamgb) and ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb) for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, helping the nation get behind our incredible British athletes...more

23 Jul 2024 | Press release

Warner Chappell Music announces new publishing partnership with Analog Metaverse

Founded by Legendary Producer Salaam Remi Two Years Ago, Analog Metaverse Already Represents a Significant Music Catalog Warner Chappell Music (WCM) today announced its new partnership with Analog Metaverse, a boutique rights management company and music publisher, founded by Grammy-Award winning...more

22 Jul 2024 | Press release

2024 Mercury Prize 'Albums of the Year' to be announced Thursday 25 July from 11am

  BBC Music partnership continues, with the 12 'Albums of the Year' revealed live on BBC Radio 6 Music 2024 Judging Panel confirmed Overallwinner to be revealed in September   The Mercury Prize 12 'Albums of the Year' will be revealed on Thursday 25 July,...more

22 Jul 2024 | Press release

Music Venue Trust announce 'Venues Day 2024'

10th Anniversary Edition will Focus on Artists & Celebrate the Grassroots Music Venue Movement Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced details of the 10th anniversary edition of its annual ‘Venues Day’ event, which will take place at Woolwich Works in London...more

22 Jul 2024 | Press release

Michael-Dann Joseph Launches Dann MGMT, Signs First Client Simon Webbe of Blue

  Michael-Dann Joseph, a prominent figure in the music industry with over a decade of experience, announces the launch of his new management company, Dann MGMT. The company's inaugural client is Simon Webbe, a member of the British boyband Blue, who...more

22 Jul 2024 | Press release

NTIA Says Escalating Noise Complaints Jeopardise the Future of Night Time Economy

  The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is raising serious concerns about the increasing number of noise complaints against licensed venues across the UK, which pose a significant threat to the vitality and sustainability of the UK's night-time economy (NTE).  A recent...more

22 Jul 2024 | Press release

Call to increase the composition's value at The Ivors Academy's AGM and Summer Party

Friends scheme for industry professionals and fans around the world to support The Ivors Academy's mission Initiative promoted during The Ivors Academy's 80th anniversary   At its Annual General Meeting and Summer Party, The Ivors Academy invited supporters from around the globe become...more

20 Jul 2024 | Press release

BMG and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announce new strategic partnership

  Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Cirque du Soleil) and BMG have announced a new strategic partnership to manage Cirque du Soleil's critically-acclaimed music catalog and explore a range of music-oriented collaborative initiatives. Under the agreement, BMG will now serve as the record...more

19 Jul 2024 | Press release

TikTok Launches New In-App Experience Celebrating Jimin of BTS' Second Solo Album, MUSE

The campaign celebrates the release of Jimin of BTS' second solo album, MUSE Fans can engage with the #Jimin_Who hub to unlock exclusive in-app rewards   TikTok is excited to unveil #Jimin_Who, an exciting new in-app hub to celebrate BTS' Jimin of 21st century pop icons BTS and his highly anticipated sophomore...more

19 Jul 2024 | Press release

Key Production launches groundbreaking SMART formats - set to revolutionise the music industry

  'SMART formats' blend physical products with bonus digital content, giving artists the chance to release exclusive material to fans carried on physical items Key Production is the first agency to bring a combination of SMART formats together in one place for...more

19 Jul 2024 | Press release

TikTok to Fast Track Artist Account Creation for DistroKid Members

TikTok and DistroKid announced today an innovative platform integration that makes it easier and faster than ever before for independent artists to create their official TikTok Artist Accounts, unlocking a suite of artist-specific features to help them engage their fans on the world’s most...more

19 Jul 2024 | Press release

300 Publishing joins forces with Warner Chappell Music in dynamic publishing venture

Flagship signee Sean Momberger co-produced current 'Billboard' Hot 100 No. 1, "Not Like Us"   300 Publishing, the publishing division of WMG label 300 Entertainment is joining forces with Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group to jointly sign both emerging and established songwriters....more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

BRITs Week 24 for War Child announces 2024 money raised

BRITs Week 24 for War Child proudly announces details of the money raised from this year’s series. An incredible £430,000 was raised from the 13 shows, which took place across the country in February and March, with all proceeds going towards...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Performing arts health charity BAPAM appoints Olivier award winning Sheila Atim MBE and PET NEEDS’ Johnny Marriott as patrons

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) announces that actor and musician Sheila Atim MBE, and Johnny Marriott, lead singer of the punk rock band PET NEEDS, have been appointed patrons of the specialist health charity for the performing...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Official Statement from AlphaTheta and Serato Regarding NZCC’s Ruling on Acquisition

We disagree with and are disappointed by the ruling of the New Zealand Commerce Commission against the acquisition. As AlphaTheta and Serato, we believe that the proposed agreement would have accelerated our combined ability to deliver incredible products to DJs...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

TikTok celebrates #SouthAsian artists for South Asian Heritage Month

  TikTok is proud to be home to an array of diverse communities that help the platform thrive on a global scale. Whether you're discovering cultural histories or finding your latest culinary or musical obsession, TikTok has become a rich treasure...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Tuned Global's AutomixIQ Lets Any Music App Supercharge Engagement

  AutomixIQ lets the music play for any streaming service, from DSPs, BGM and internet radio to fitness and gaming apps, by creating DJ-quality seamless mix transition experiences.  Tuned Global is rolling out a new B2B offering to customers worldwide: AutomixIQ,the first...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

YouTube Brings Tomorrowland's 20th Edition to Global Audience with Livestream

  The livestream will include the live sets from Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Amelie Lens and many more all on the Tomorrowland YouTube channel.    YouTube announces its livestream of Tomorrowland's 20th anniversary, a partnership that will bring the magic...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Ian Carew appointed Managing Director of Distiller Records

London-based independent music company Distiller Music Group has announced the appointment of Ian Carew to the position of Managing Director of Distiller Records. Prior to his appointment, Carew spent three years as a marketing consultant for Distiller Records, latterly as their...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Sonopress Receives Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certification

Leading storage media manufacturer Sonopress is pleased to announce that it is now officially certified to the international Global Recycled Standard (GRS). The certification underscores Sonopress’ commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The GRS is a voluntary product standard that...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Reservoir announces a publishing deal with acclaimed singer-songwriter Wrabel

Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a new publishing deal with critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Wrabel. The deal includes his future works.  Based in Los Angeles, Wrabel began his career co-writing songs by pop and rock...more

18 Jul 2024 | Press release

Sky launches the Sky Arts Awards to celebrate the best of British and Irish arts and culture

The only awards to celebrate all arts disciplines, including a category recognising the unsung Arts Heroes behind the scenes  Four in 10 adults think the arts do not provide a 'viable' career. 84% of Brits aren't aware 3.5 million people have careers...more

17 Jul 2024 | Press release

FUGA announces raft of new UK signings; inks deal with One House, Berry’s Room, Critical Music

One House, Critical Music and Berry’s Room join FUGA’s existing roster in the region which includes Marathon Music Group, Domino, Ninja Tune and One Little Independent Follows the release of Kabin Crew’s viral hit, ‘The Spark’ from new FUGA client, Rubyworks...more

23 Jul 2024

  • The frequency factor – when daily just isn’t enough (see Comment)

  • UK Music research shows value of gigs, concerts and festivals to local economies (see Reports)

22 Jul 2024

  • Why would anyone run a festival? (see Features)

19 Jul 2024

  • The illusion of an idea - a scaled-down music industry (see Comment)

18 Jul 2024

  • 14 independent labels launch ORCA think tank (see Comment)

  • Industry responds to King's Speech (see News)

17 Jul 2024

  • UK Music CEO Tom Kiehl addressed the UK Music Summer Party (see News)

  • Official Charts marks 10 years of streaming in the UK’s Official Singles Chart (see Analysis)

16 Jul 2024

  • ERA: Music outpaces video and games in first half of 2024 with sales revenues up 7.9% (see Reports)

15 Jul 2024

  • Singles chart sees 28 weeks without a British voice at the top (see News)

12 Jul 2024

  • Analysts appear divided about Spotify's outlook (see Analysis)

11 Jul 2024

  • Music isn't getting worse, genre is (see Comment)

  • What, more AI principles from the music sector? (see Comment)

10 Jul 2024

  • Universal Music UK announced a significant restructure (see Business)