2023 in review – June

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Harry on top

British artist Harry Styles topped the midyear sales tallies from Billboard Boxscore, with $138.6m made and 1.2 million tickets sold. Styles beat fellow British legend Sir Elton John to the number one spot on Billboard’s Top Tours chart. 


June saw Live Nation and Ticketmaster, as well as SeatGeek, agree to offer all-in pricing in the US, following a meeting with the country’s President, Joe Biden. The President had arranged a meeting with Live Nation, Ticketmaster, SeatGeek and representatives from a number of companies already offering or considering all-in pricing. 

An oversupply of tickets?

Tim Chambers, a mentor, advisor and consultant within the international ticketing and live entertainment sectors, assessed in June the current state of the market and argues that post-pandemic, not every event can sell-out…

Taylor Swift down under

A record-breaking four million people attempted to secure tickets to see Taylor Swift in Sydney and Melbourne during the Frontier Touring member pre-sale. A spokesperson from Ticketek Australia said that prior to the onsale, over 800,000 fans were in the lounge waiting to secure tickets for the singer’s Eras Tour, which is another record for the ticketing platform. Ticketek also said that more than half a billion bot attempts were successfully deterred.