Beverly Hills based Live Nation today announced that they have a formed a joint venture with Groupon to develop a new online ticketing deals channel, GrouponLive.
GrouponLive will serve as a local resource for Live Nation events and clients of its global ticketing business, Ticketmaster. The site will be a “groundbreaking resource” for consumers to find high-value tickets to concerts, sports, theater, arts and other live events, while serving as a timely and effective way for merchants to sell more tickets.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launch is planned in time for the summer concert season.
“With unprecedented access to Live Nation’s expansive roster of performers and events, GrouponLive will be the destination for exclusive live event deals,” said Andrew Mason, founder and CEO, Groupon. “We’re excited to work with Live Nation to further deliver on our commitment to offer
amazing local experiences to our subscribers.”
“GrouponLive represents a new channel to drive value for fans, while helping artists and others to reach ever larger audiences,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation Entertainment. “By adding this channel to our ticketing platform, we will also provide our venue
partners with another option for driving ticket sales across a wide range of events. Our success is based on selling tickets and filling seats and GrouponLive gives us another platform to achieve this.”
Users of GrouponLive will have access to limited-time deals on a variety of events across North America. The site will update offers as new events become available. To be notified when GrouponLive launches, visit www.grouponlive.com.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 500 markets around the world.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Live Nation also owns the House of Blues chain.
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