Matt Jones, CEO and Founder of Songkick, sent out this statement.
“I’m sad to write that on October 31, Songkick will bow to pressure from Live Nation and Ticketmaster and complete the shutdown of all ticketing operations (including the design and maintenance of artist webpages) we began earlier this year when Ticketmaster and Live Nation effectively blocked our U.S. ticketing business.” Read more at Pollstar
In further news on the ongoing lawsuit, Stephen Mead and Zeeshan Zaidi – 2 key employees at the center of the Songkick lawsuit – are no longer employed at Ticketmaster. Read more here at Ticket News. This article is so good; it reads like a bad-made-for-TV drama. This will only get juicier once the trial begins.