Online Event Ticket Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Event Ticket Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Lifestyle Services | Sep 2015

Volume cranked: Higher incomes and a focus on customization will drive ticket sales

IBISWorld’s Online Event Ticket Sales market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
eBay eBay market share
Live Nation Worldwide Inc. Live Nation Worldwide Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While spending on concerts and other events slowed during the recession, the growing popularity of the internet has boded well for the size and profitability of the industry. Many existing participants are expanding their product and service offerings and extending their reach, while new entrants are cater to niche audiences and clients. As the economy slowly rebounds and consumers start to loosen their purse strings over the next five years, the number of event tickets purchased online will rise as well.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Online Event Ticket Sales industry has a moderate degree of market share concentration. In 2015, the top four companies in the industry account for about 49.8% of the industry's revenue. Although the number of small websites that sell event tickets has been growing steadily, larger companies in the industry have continued to consolidate, a trend that has resulted in increased market share concentration over the past five years. For example, Live Nation, the largest company in the industry, merged with Ticketmaster in 2010; this represented significant consolidation. Ticketmaster Entertainment was previously the holder of the largest share of online event ticket sales... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Event Ticket Sales Industry?

This industry includes internet retailers that sell tickets to live events. Ticketed events include concerts, sporting events, live theater, fairs and festivals. This industry also includes online ticket resellers; however, it does not include sales of tickets at brick-and-mortar outlets.

Industry Products
Online ticket sales for concertsOnline ticket sales for sporting eventsOnline ticket sales for the theater and operaOnline ticket sales fairs, pageants and other events
Industry Activities
Selling music concert ticketsSelling sporting even ticketsSelling theatrical performance ticketsSelling children-specific performance tickets

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