Nov 6, 2009

New: iTunes & team play in artist promotion

Bremen - it took some time but now we are ready to officially announce our team play with iTunes Germany. In the future iTunes and will promote special artists in close collaboration. Customers who are interested in album and ticket will be offered special promotion packages which will provide either exclusive tracks, rare tickets or special prices. This is a great opportunity for all Artists and Customers.
Background of the cooperation is the awareness, that the live show is becoming more and more important for the artist. The album itself mutates into a commercial for the tour, so a good album is a good tour support. So remember support your Band and buy a ticket, don't climb over fences!
By the way Tokio Hotel Tickets >here

Press Release on

EVENTIM showcases new marketing opportunities for promoters
Europe’s biggest ticketing portal partners with iTunes / Promotion for downloads and tickets / Successful launch with Tokio Hotel

Hamburg, 05 November 2009 –, the Internet portal operated by CTS EVENTIM AG, will provide concert promoters with new marketing opportunities for the future.

In partnership with iTunes Store, EVENTIM is combining the promotion for albums and tickets, while also launching some attractive promotion activities for music fans.
Downloading an exclusive version of the favourite band’s new album to one’s own PC, Mac, iPod or iPhone, discovering the music immediately after album release and being the first to get a ticket for a concert on the forthcoming tour – fans of Tokio Hotel are elated about the new promotion campaign at All those who pre-ordered the newly released Tokio Hotel album ‘Humanoid’ through the iTunes Store will also be receiving one of the much-craved ticket codes. Only with such a ticket code can fans of the band order up to four tickets online and conveniently at before official box office sales begin for the upcoming Tokio Hotel tour. The Tokio Hotel campaign is being promoted at both the and iTunes Store websites.
“Concert promoters and record labels have been working closely together for many years in joint efforts to boost the popularity of their artists. Our service is tailored precisely to such cooperation”, explains Malte Blumenthal, Vice President New Media at CTS EVENTIM AG. “We are inviting every promoter and record label to experiment with these new marketing opportunities and to reach out to new target groups. We’re open to every idea”, says Malte Blumenthal. More joint activities by EVENTIM and iTunes are planned for the months ahead.

CTS EVENTIM AG, listed in the SDAX index (ISIN DE 0005470306), is Europe’s market leader in the ticketing field and one of the leading providers of Live Entertainment. More than 70 million tickets for well over 100,000 events are sold annually using systems developed and marketed by the EVENTIM Group. In addition to more than 8,000 stationary box offices throughout Europe, sales via the Internet and especially via the and portals are gaining increasing importance.

For further information contact:
Engel & Zimmermann AG, Business Communication Agency Hermann Zimmermann, Dr. Alexander Baer Tel. +49 89 8935-633

Nov 5, 2009

New: Ticketshop launched

Berlin - some months after the announcement in July 2009, the German myspace ticketshop was launched. The shop is based on the EVENTIM partnershop module, and offers primary and second market tickets. We are very happy that the exclusive presale ticket of the German MELT! Festival 2010 is part of the launch.

I always dreamed of a shop with friends like Whitney Houston, U2, Pink, AC/DC, well to be honest maybe not Whitney Houston, so lets go shopping with our friends... myspace ticketshop >here

German news on EVENTIM blog:

Eventim-Tickets gibt es ab sofort auch bei MySpace

Hamburg (nk) – Die im Juli beschlossene Kooperation zwischen der CTS EVENTIM AG, Europas Marktführer im Ticketing, und MySpace, der weltweit größten Musikplattform, geht in die erste Runde. Ab sofort können Myspace-User direkt unter die Original-Tickets für Ihre Lieblingsbands kaufen.

Zusätzlich wurde auch die Secondary-Ticketing-Plattform mit im Shop integriert. MySpace-Nutzer können somit nicht nur Tickets aus dem Eventim-Angebot kaufen, sondern auch Tickets erwerben, die andere MySpace-User weiterverkaufen möchten. Der Start des Myspace-Ticketshops wird durch gemeinsame Promotionaktionen begleitet. So bieten Eventim und MySpace auf ihren Websites derzeit exklusiv vergünstigte Tickets für das Melt! Festival 2010 in Gräfenhainichen an.

Malte Blumenthal, Vice President New Media bei Eventim: „Mit dem Launch des eventim-Ticketshops starten wir die Kooperation mit MySpace. Die User können nun sicher und unkompliziert Ihre Original-Tickets über den Ticketshop und die Ticketbörse kaufen.“

In einer nächsten Phase wird der Ticketshop durch ein Band- und ein Fan-Widget erweitert. Bands und Veranstalter erhalten dann die Möglichkeit, den Ticketverkauf mittels Widget direkt in ihr eigenes MySpace-Profil zu integrieren. Mit der Kooperation treibt Eventim seinen Anspruch, Tickets für alle Events anzubieten – auch im für die MySpace-User besonders attraktiven Szene- und Clubkonzert-Umfeld – weiter voran.