Amazon Tickets UK to close down

Amazon Tickets UK to close down

The UK arm of Amazon Tickets is closing down, the company has announced.

An email was sent out to customers advising of the move. “Amazon Tickets will soon stop selling tickets," it read. "Some events will still be available for sale on the website for a short period of time. Tickets you have already purchased are not affected by this change.”

Amazon Tickets GM Geraldine Wilson left the company last summer  for "personal reasons", having joined forerunner Amazon Local in 2014 and going on to lead Amazon Tickets when it was spun out the following year.  

Speaking to Music Week last year, she said: “Our vision is to be the world’s most customer-centric ticketing company. We launched in 2015, offering a very quick and easy booking process, low and all-inclusive prices, and a trusted service.

"People buy music, they stream music and increasingly they consume music in live events. It felt a very natural next step for us to be able to offer tickets to those live experiences."

Amazon Music announced yesterday that it had hired former Warner Bros. Records president Dan McCarroll as global head of originals and artist relations.  

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