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Amazon, Rammstein, New Bosses and the Sphere: 2018’s top stories

As we break for the festive season, IQ rounds up our biggest stories of the year, including MSG Sphere London, the end of Amazon Tickets and Rammstein's stadium success

By IQ on 21 Dec 2018

MSG's upcoming Sphere London arena was one of 2018's most talked-about stories

MSG's upcoming Sphere London arena was one of 2018's most talked-about stories

image © Madison Square Garden Company

IQ is today shutting up shop until 2 January 2019.

While we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of any major industry goings-on over the festive period, there won’t be an IQ Index newsletter until we return, so don’t panic if your inbox looks decidedly devoid of concert business news for the remainder of 2018.

From everyone at IQ, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Now, read on for the IQ stories that reached the most people in the global concert industry this year…



Edmania: Sheeran breaks records across Europe with new onsales


Rob Hallett’s Robomagic joins Live Nation


AEG ends ties with StubHub, launches AXS Marketplace


800,000-selling Rammstein sets new Eventim record


Hardee warns of biz burnout as report reveals huge stress levels


Kerslake report: SMG, Showsec praised for “above and beyond” Manchester response


Introducing… the New Bosses 2018


‘Everyone will have the best seat in the house’: MSG takes wraps off Sphere London


Get Me Out!: Ticketmaster shuts down European resale sites


Amazon Tickets shuts shop

See you in 2019!


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