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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

World Cup Fever Hits the Ticket Industry

By Brian Salant, SuperIngressos

It is Game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees and all of America is yearning for a ticket to the game. Fans want to stand by their city – bask in the highs and lows, the glory of each home run and strikeout, and even the pain of a heartbreaking loss.

Ticket Summit to Return to Las Vegas in July

By Amanda Farrish, Ticket Summit

Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the ticketing and live entertainment industry, will return to Las Vegas next month. The 2014 conference will be held July 16-18, 2014 at ARIA in Las Vegas.

Guest Commentary: Why Is The Secondary Ticket Sale Market Hated By Most Fans But Still Thriving?

By Andrew Parry

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 resale market should be singled out for criticism by the fans?

Guest Commentary: Do Profits Drive the Secondary Market?

By Eve Green

Event ticketing can be an emotional subject for many fans who are willing to pay huge premiums to see their favorite sports teams or music artists.

Guest Commentary: Creating Flames Within The Secondary Ticket Market

By Eve Green

The rapid development of technology over recent years has seen the numbers of consumers with smart phones soar, which in turn has led to the rise of mobile ticketing applications such as StubNut and a rise in the use of e-tickets.



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