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Ticketmaster Reverses All-In Pricing Policy

Nicholas Spiller

It’s a frustrating process for many online shoppers; you’ve waited months in anticipation of a great concert or sports game, you’ve scoured the web for the best tickets at the best value, and you’ve finally found the deal that’s right for you. But once you click to accept the tickets, you suddenly notice that the price has gone up, substantially.

RCN Capital: Brokers Now Have Five Financing Options

By Dave Young, Manager of Ticket Financing, RCN Capital

RCN Capital continues to expand its financing options for brokers reinforcing its position as the only financing company working specifically for the secondary market and brokers. As we move into 2015 RCN Capital is formally announcing the availability of five separate forms of financing.

TicketNetwork to Support Make-A-Wish Connecticut and Macy’s National Believe Day with First “Believe Eve”

By Emily Jones, TicketNews

TicketNetwork is proud to announce their participation in Macy’s National Believe Day. TicketNetwork will be supporting Make-A-Wish Connecticut by hosting its first “Believe Eve” for Make-A-Wish this Thursday evening, December 11th, at TicketNetwork headquarters.

Los Latin Grammys 2014, la Premiación Del Año a la Música Latina

By David Mardales

Los Premios Grammy Latinos son galardones para los artistas latinos que han obtenido reconocimiento y prestigio por su trabajo musical durante el pasado año. Este año 2014, los Premios Grammy Latinos tomarán lugar en el MGM Grand Garden Arena el jueves 20 de noviembre desde las 5pm este, 4pm centro. La 15ª entrega del Latin Grammy será transmitida en vivo por Univisión.

The 2014 Latin Grammys, the Annual Awards of Latin Music

By David Mardales

The Latin Grammy awards are awarded to Latin artists for their extraordinary musical talent over the past year. This year, the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, November 20 at 5pm eastern time, 4pm central time. The 15th annual show will be broadcast by Univision.

RCN Capital Line of Credit for Brokers Growing Explosively

By Dave Young, RCN Capital

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.

Bushnell Loses Another Legal Battle with TicketNetwork

By Darnell Goldson

In the continuing saga of TicketNetwork, Inc. versus The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and David Fay, it’s President and CEO, Fay and the Bushnell have once more lost a major legal battle.

Behind The Veil of All-In-Pricing

By Wes Brodsky, CEO & Co-Founder of Contender.com

Earlier this year Stubhub made a pivot in the way consumers are presented fees when using their service to purchase tickets. Under the previous model, interested buyers were provided the seller’s list price, and then calculated fees & shipping fees were tacked on at the checkout.

Why did God invent ticket brokers?

By Darnell Goldson

Recently an article on ticket scalping appeared in The Bulletin, a newspaper in Oregon that was not particularly remarkable in any way, but did highlight through its predictable reporting the lack of understanding, and sometimes pure deficient journalism on this subject.

Garth Brooks Teams Up with World’s Biggest Scalper – To Stop Ticket Scalping

By Darnell Goldson

Not too many years ago Top Class Actions and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that Ticketmaste

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