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Fuller: V is for Viagogo, Rather Than Vivid for Stubhub Sale
by Eric Fuller Viagogo buys StubHub. Is the ticket world about to be dominated by leaders named Eric? Very interesting news announced today. Viagogo is the buyer of StubHub. First, an admission: I was wrong. This is why I never play Hangman. First letter “V”, but the word was... Read more
Fuller: Duopoly? What if Vivid Seats Bought StubHub?
Tick-tock on the clock But the party don’t stop TiK ToK by Kesha The drumbeat is getting louder. More and more traffic is coming through my channels. “Vivid is buying StubHub,” “The deal is very close.” If this were to happen, there would really only be two major players... Read more
The Lack of Foresight Behind Attempted Ticket Resale Endgame
by Eric Fuller Battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong -For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield Sometimes, in the search for incremental profit, entire businesses are destroyed. Some people call this stepping over dollars to pick up dimes. Some call it simple greed. Others, perhaps with... Read more
When there’s no more up….what happens to ticket pricing in a recession?
by Eric Fuller Fall is here. We are heading to harder times. The temperature is dropping and ticket prices may follow. There are lessons to be learned from Billie Eilish, The Black Keys and Jacqueline Novak. Stay with me, this first part is hard but, on the plus side,... Read more
Wakeman: Three Thoughts on Endeavor’s Aborted IPO
I was fishing through the fallout from the Endeavor IPO pullback and it got me thinking about a lot of stuff… Like, what does this say about live entertainment? How will these trends effect folks? What can we do to take advantage of this? So let me lay out... Read more
Adler: Black Keys Fiasco Reveals Depths of Ticketmaster Monopoly Moves
High-demand events generate a lot of passion when it comes to accessing tickets and the price of those tickets. Fortunately, a variety of ticket sources, including online marketplaces, offer a safe place for consumers to shop for resale tickets even if a show is sold out. The secondary resale... Read more
Opinion: How $25 Black Keys Tickets Could Cost eBay Shareholders Billions
By: Eric Fuller Dan Auerback and Patrick Carney are The Black Keys, an American garage, blues and indie rock band which has not toured for the past six years. Dan handles guitar and vocal while Patrick plays the drums. Although their band is essentially two people, they are known... Read more
StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Opinion: When Tickets Are Cancelled, Who Really Misses Out?
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last week, news broke that New Zealand Rugby had nullified what it deemed ‘fraudulent’ tickets. These tickets weren’t fakes, knock-offs or bad copies, they were in fact already purchased, genuine tickets. Their crime? They had been re-sold. The match in question will... Read more
Opinion: The Double Standard of Debenture Dealings, The Real Cause of Ticketing Fraud
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last year, Action Fraud received 4,755 reports of ticket fraud with the average victim is said to have lost around £365, this year will undoubtedly be no different. Summertime is open season for scammers, with Britain’s most sort after ticketed events crammed... Read more