Protecting your events from ticket fraud

Posted Friday 27th May 2016

Behind the scenes, Promotion Centre, Technology

Fraud is an ever-increasing threat to event promoters, with the potential for great loss if tickets are subject to a chargeback – especially if your event has already passed and you can’t place the tickets back on sale. Fraud takes several forms. It could be tickets purchased on a stolen card, where the bank is […]

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Spotify Strikes Deal with Dubset to host DJ Mixes and Radio Shows

Posted Thursday 26th May 2016

Behind the scenes, Events Industry News, Promotion Centre

Spotify has been a major player in the online music streaming world since unleashing on the public back in 2008, and has continued to grow, improve and evolve ever since. One criticism of the service in recent times has been its lack of long-form content, leaving a big gap filled by platforms like Soundcloud and […]

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Government Review of Secondary Ticketing Calls For Licencing and Greater Enforcement of CRA

Posted Thursday 26th May 2016

Behind the scenes, Events Industry News, Promotion Centre

On the back of growing public outcry over the extortionate reselling of gig tickets for bands like Radiohead and Adele, the government has just released an independent, 227 page review assessing the issues within the secondary ticketing market, detailing where touts and scalpers are causing the most damage, and what responsibilities secondary ticketing websites have […]

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Belladrum helping us launch Re:Sell ticket transfer platform

Photo: Belladrum We’ve worked with Belladrum Tartan Heart for a number of years now, and due to the popularity of the event, the festival sells out every year – which makes it a popular event to abuse in the secondary ticketing industry by ticket touts. Because of this, we and Belladrum consistently face substantial challenges with tickets […]

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How Skiddle Combats Extortionate Secondary Ticketing and Ticket Touts

Posted Thursday 26th May 2016

Events Industry News, Promotion Centre

Following the renewed focus by the government on the shady but all too common problem of unfair secondary ticketing and ticket touting, a report is due out later today that will reveal their latest findings on the practice, which may go some way to finally ending the activities of scalpers – the scourge of the ticketing […]

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Skiddle at the BBC Radio 1 Academy in Exeter

Posted Monday 16th May 2016

Skiddle Services, Technology

Having enjoyed working closely with Radio 1 twice before – last year in Norwich as part of the station’s academy programme and again in October with Radio 1xtra’s Academy in Bradford, it’s with great pleasure we’re once again teaming up with the nation’s leading music radio station in Exeter, Devon between 17th-21st May. Having started […]

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Contributor wanted for hip-hop, r&b and grime

Posted Wednesday 4th May 2016

Editorial Department

Are you passionate about R&B? Heartfelt about your hip-hop? Know your JME from your Tempa T? Then you could be the person we’re looking for. We’re after new contributors to write for our editorial department, predominantly focusing on three genres – grime, hip-hop and r&b. The type of coverage we’re after would span a range of different styles. […]

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Skiddle at the Brighton Music Conference

Posted Thursday 21st April 2016

Behind the scenes, Development, Events Industry News, Technology

You might have seen through our series of live tweets that we were fully immersed in the third edition of the Brighton Music Conference last week. The 14th and 15th of April saw the seaside city play host to the international electronic music industry, with celebrated producers, club promoters, music lovers, industry reps and more convening at Brighton Dome – celebrating record […]

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Skiddle to Host ‘Ticket To Ride’ Debate at Sound City +

Posted Wednesday 13th April 2016

Events Industry News

We’re proud to announce our involvement with Liverpool Sound City’s Sound City + Music and Digital Conference at the Titanic Hotel on May 27th. Hosted by our head of Content and Communications Jimmy Coultas, the panel will involve an in depth discussion of the future of ticketing for music promoters in 2017. Photo: Sound City + […]

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Discovering Which Social Networks Best Suit Your Brand

Posted Thursday 7th April 2016

Best Practice, Promotion Centre

There’s no hiding from the fact that social networks have fundamentally changed the way we communicate with each other – and for promoters they’ve become an indispensable way of getting into the consciousness of customers and target audiences. Marketing yourself on these platforms can be a tricky thing to do well, so it helps to determine a few […]

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