Coheed and Cambria Fans Fume Over “Platinum” Ticket Confusion
Fans of progressive rock outfit Coheed and Cambria are up in arms over how so-called “official platinum” tickets were sold for the band’s current tour – as Ticketmaster’s dynamic-priced tickets were confused by many purchasers with the band’s “Platinum VIP” tickets for meet & greet opportunities at the same... Read more
BOSS Act to Regulate Ticketing Market Reintroduced
A new bill proposing extensive new regulations regarding tickets in the U.S. has been proposed, as a new version of the so-called BOSS Act was announced on Thursday afternoon. U.S. Reps Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the act, which has... Read more
Live Updates: FTC Online Event Tickets Workshop
Today is the day, as the ticketing industry visits Washington D.C. for the Federal Trade Commission’s “That’s the Ticket” workshop on Online Ticket Sales. The event, taking place at the Constitution Center, runs from 9:30 AM to approximately 4:30 PM. It will be streamed live on the FTC Website,... Read more
Questions We’d Like to See Answered at the FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop
On Tuesday morning, the attention of the ticket-buying world will be fixed firmly on Washington D.C., as the Federal Trade Commission hosts its Online Ticket Sales Workshop, set to begin at 9:30 AM. The schedule and panels are posted, so we have a general idea of the topics that... Read more
Securities Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Eventbrite
The news from Eventbrite’s (NYSE: EB) recent stock woes continues to pile up, as another class action lawsuit has been filed against the company over the rapid decrease in value that shareholders have seen in recent weeks. The lawsuit, filed by Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP, alleges that “Eventbrite... Read more
Billions of Bots, But Limited Clarity on the Actual Threat
Every day, it seems, there are fresh headlines about how bad the bot menace is in the ticketing world. “Bots at the Box Office Pushing Event Ticket Prices Higher” reads a headline from NBC Bay Area in early May. “All these procedures are put in place to discourage scalpers,... Read more
Ticket Summit 2019 Schedule Announced – July 8-10 at The Bellagio
As it hits the home stretch of pre-event final planning, Ticket Summit has announced its schedule of panel discussions, set to kick off on Tuesday, July 9 following the event’s official opening the night before on July 8 at the Bellagio. The three day event will feature thought leaders... Read more
FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop Schedule Announced
Coming less than two weeks away on June 11, the FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop – “That’s the Ticket” – will feature three panel discussions and a keynote, according to the schedule the organization released this week detailing the day’s discussions. A who’s who of industry professionals and economic... Read more
Last Chance Price – Ticket Summit All Access Passes at $699
Ticket Summit, the annual ticketing trade show and event for participants in all aspects of the industry, is just over a month away, and today (May 30) is the final chance to purchase tickets before prices go up. Currently, an all access pass will run $699. As of midnight,... Read more
Andrew Dreskin Transitioning to Advisory Role at Eventbrite
Andrew Dreskin, the co-founder of TicketFly, is stepping down as president of Eventbrite Music but will continue to act as a consultant for the company, according to Billboard. The move comes two years after Ticketfly’s acquisition by Eventbrite from Pandora, and follows in the wake of major stock price... Read more