LONDON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ --
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Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:TKTM) company, is proud to announce that in the last seven months it has raised GBP11,000 for the charity Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland from donations from music fans.
Ticketmaster has been a long term supporter of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, who provide and promote the skilled use of music with individuals, groups and communities who are challenged by disability, illness or injustice. Through this latest initiative Ticketmaster has helped fund the charity's important work, already raising GBP11,000 since November. The proceeds were presented on Friday night at a charity Pop Quiz organised by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Scotland in Glasgow by Colette Grufferty to Donald Macleod, Chairman of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland (see picture below).
For all Ticketmaster ticketed events in Scotland customers are presented with the option to make a donation to the charity, should they wish, before finalising their purchase of tickets. This initiative has not been launched for a particular artist or event, but is available for all events and is part of an on-going campaign.
Chris Edmonds, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK, said: We wanted to extend our support for the Nordoff-Robbins Trust, and offering customers the option of donating to Nordoff-Robbins Music therapy in Scotland during the purchase process for any event in Scotland was a great way of doing it. At a time when everyone is looking at their discretionary spending, it is fantastic that Scottish music fans are continuing to support this amazing charity.
Donald Macleod, Chairman of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland, said: On behalf of everyone at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland and our clients, I'd like to extend a massive thank you to Ticketmaster and everyone who chose to donate money to the charity. One pound may not seem like a lot but, as this scheme has shown, every note counts and it means so much to the charity especially in these hard financial times.
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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 www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 17 worldwide call centres. 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 theatres. 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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For more information contact: Jon Wiffen, Ticketmaster UK, Phone: +44(0)207-344-4000