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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.
Fall will be an exciting season for Usher fans! After announcing plans for a tour last week, Usher has revealed a full list of cities that he’ll be stopping through starting in November. Along with the fall tour, Usher is also slated to release his eighth album.
Thousands of people who had tickets to Paul McCartney’s concert in San Francisco on August 14th did not get to attend because of horrendous traffic. The traffic, which had many stuck outside the venue for hours, was said to be caused by a lack of an efficient parking plan at Candlestick Park.
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2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has a busy fall ahead of him, with nearly 40 concert dates scheduled September-December. This announcement from the pop-rock/folk-rock singer and guitarist comes after a summer tour with O.A.R., a series that followed the release of his second album, Behind the Light, in May, which includes singles “Raging Fire” and “Unpack Your Heart”.
Cash and cash flow are critical elements to any successful business to include the business of purchasing tickets to sell them across distribution networks for a profit. Ticket Brokers use a variety of tools and methods to finance operations to include self-funding, credit cards, lines of credit, and outside investors.
Los Angeles-based Contender.com, a new online fan-to-fan ticket marketplace, has launched, with the purpose of helping buyers and sellers find an honest way to buy and sell tickets. The start-up has created a unique way for ticket buyers and sellers to negotiate ticket prices without the worry of hidden or tacked-on fees.
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.
When concerts are sold out minutes after going on sale, primary ticket sellers like Ticketmaster and artists themselves have been quick to point the finger at the secondary ticket market for buying the best tickets and pricing them above face value.