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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 | Jun 2016

Volume cranked: Rising disposable income and new mobile ticketing features will drive revenue growth

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
eBay eBay market share
Live Nation Worldwide Inc. Live Nation Worldwide Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Event Ticket Sales industry has grown strongly amid a major shift from physical tickets and at-home printing to a fully digitized mobile ticketing experience. Over the past five years, personal disposable incomes have grown alongside the music industry's continued shift toward live performance. The ease of online commerce, particularly through mobile wallets, fingerprint scanning and digital ticketing, has significantly benefited both the size and profitability of the Online Event Ticket Sales industry. As the economy is anticipated to continue its expansion and consumer disposable incomes are expected to rise, online ticket sellers will remain the primary source of tickets for sporting events, concerts, festivals, public appearances and more.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Online Event Ticket Sales industry has a low degree of market share concentration. In 2016, the top four companies in the industry account for 22.8% of the industry's revenue. Although the number of small websites that sell event tickets has been growing steadily, larger companies in the industry currently occupy a strong position in the market. For example, Live Nation, the largest company in the industry, grew to 22.8% of the industries total revenue following its acquisition of Ticketmaster at the end of the previous decade. 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 consists of online 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 locations.

Industry Products
Online ticket sales to music concertsOnline ticket sales to sporting eventsOnline ticket sales to dance, opera and theatrical performancesOnline ticket sales to public appearances, fairs and festivals
Industry Activities
Selling concert ticketsSelling sporting event ticketsSelling arts and theatrical performance ticketsSelling children's and family-themed performance tickets

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