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67% of those who purchased above-face-value tickets from sellers on sites like Viagogo, StubHub, Get Me In! and Seatwave said they would attend fewer concerts in the future. 60% said they would attend fewer festivals, 58% that they would spend less on food & drink at venues, and 47% that they would spend less on recorded music. – via Fanfair alliance
Revenues at Spotify’s UK business rose by 27% to £237m last year. The main driver was a 26% growth in subscription revenues to £215m. – via Guardian
FBi Radio announces Daniel Ahern as new Program Director. Daniel Ahern will take the place of FBi Radio’s outgoing Program Director, Caroline Gates, and commences in the role on November 27.
Are Irving Azoff & James Dolan Trying To Buy Rolling Stone? – via Hypebot
Universal Music, WITHIN Partner For Music-Focused Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality – via Hypebot
Drake Didn’t Submit ‘More Life’ to the Grammys: Report – via Billboard
Tickets for Flight of the Conchords‘ 2018 UK tour apparently sold out within seconds of the ‘on sale’ time and then appeared on secondary ticketing websites moments late. – via Independent
Donald Trump tweets ‘Happy Birthday!’ to random Lee Greenwood, not the country music star – via Mashable