NFL Floor Pricing Sends Fans to Secondary Market for $20 Million in Savings
If you want to attend the Super Bowl, it’s going to cost you. So where should you look for the best tickets deals? Ask fans, and you’ll get a dozen different answers. Ask the NFL, and you’ll get only one answer: NFL on Location, the league’s primary market ticket... Read more
Hollywood Bowl Makes an Appearance in the Rankings
March 16, 2017 by Tammy Whaley Coming in the No. 10 spot in this weeks in the rankings is the Hollywood Bowl. Located in Hollywood, California the amphitheater has a very distinctive band shell and has the Hollywood Hills and the famed Hollywood sign as a backdrop. The bowl... Read more
The Interlude – “Are robot scalpers ripping you off? Do we need government to stop it?”
The following TechDirt Op-Ed co-authored by Anne Hobson (R Street Institute), and Christopher Koopman (Project for the Study of American Capitalism) questions whether Congress is genuinely interested in benefiting fans.  “Responding to fan complaints about the paucity of tickets, de facto monopolist Live Nation Entertainment points to the scourge of “bots”... Read more
DEVELOPING STORY — Vivid Seats Accused of “Bullying” Ticket Brokers
DTI Management reports that Vivid Seats recently contacted over 80 ticket brokers through emails and phone calls, offering best pricing to those brokers who would abandon DTI’s ticket management platform. DTI, a ticket inventory management platform and leading supplier of live event tickets to online resale marketplaces, states that... Read more
Live Nation admits up to 90% of tickets may never reach the general public
“‘Everybody in the industry knows that most of the best tickets for most of the shows are never sold to the public,’ said Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork…. (Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan) Hubbard put it this way: ‘The on-sale process is like a mysteriously devastating airplane farter: tickets leak out... Read more
RCN Capital recently launched a new financing program for ticket brokers, and the response to this program has been extremely positive. This financing option is the first unsecured form of financing offered by RCN Capital. Prior to this product launch, RCN Capital provided brokers with two primary forms of... Read more
Guest Commentary: Why Is The Secondary Ticket Sale Market Hated By Most Fans But Still Thriving?
Fans continue to vent their anger online about being unable to get face value tickets for many concerts, sporting events and popular shows and most of their disdain is directed towards scalpers (or ‘touts’ for our UK readers). However, is it fair that professional scalpers selling tickets in the... Read more
Since 2007, New York state law has allowed the resale of tickets for profit; however, the law that legalized such resale expires this month, forcing the state legislature to reexamine the rules governing the secondary ticket market. While it is unlikely that New York will revert to an outright... Read more
Does proposed Fairness in Ticketing Act really have Tennessee fans in mind?
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. a hearing will take place in Tennessee discussing the proposed Fairness in Ticketing Act (SB3441/HB3437). The bill — supported by Ticketmaster-funded Fans First Coaltion and the Tennesee Sports & Entertainment Coaltion (TSEIC), a group comprised of venues, management teams, and event... Read more
Goldenvoice aims to expand music festivals in California
Goldenvoice, the company behind major music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach, has proposed a plan “to hold up to five annual events for eighteen years,” as reported by The Desert Sun. All five of the events would take place in Indio, California in a desert just east of Los Angeles.... Read more