AMSTERDAM, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticket Service Nederland, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:TKTM) operating business, Paradiso corporation and Melkweg corporation today announced a multi-year extension of their more than decade-long ticketing partnership. The agreement extends Ticketmaster's exclusive ticketing for Paradiso and Melkweg (Milkyway) for all Events taking place in these Music Venues. Both multi-purpose Venues are situated in the very centre of Amsterdam and are renowned worldwide for their ambiance supplying the ultimate live Music experience for over 1.000.000 enthusiastic visitors yearly.
Ticketmaster will continue to provide the latest ticketing technology and build upon its seamlessly integrated event ticketing distribution solutions, including: on-site scanning technology to validate bar-coded event tickets; online and offline event marketing and communication tools; and a multitude of new services to help drive ticket sales and enhance the overall entertainment experience for fans.
The partnership of Ticket Service and Paradiso has been proven state of the art ticketing by physical distribution for a long time. This new step will innovate our e-ticketing strategy to the same level and create the ideal combination of both hard-copy and e-ticketing said, Pierre Ballings, Director Paradiso.
Melkweg is glad to be able to renew the relationship with Ticket Service, combining their proven technology with a versatile choice for the public at a competitive cost level said, Cor Schlosser, Director Melkweg
We are proud to be the preferred partner of Paradiso and Melkweg for more than 13 years now, still investing in deepening our relationship to Sell More Tickets Better said, Peter van Ruijven, Sr. General Manager, Ticket Service Nederland.
About Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Ticketmaster Entertainment consists of Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through http://www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 17 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2008, the Company sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Front Line Management Group in October 2008. Founded by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman in 2004, Front Line Management Group is the world's leading artist management company. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in West Hollywood, California (NASDAQ:TKTM).
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