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Opinion: What does the Collapse of RazorGator Say About Ticketing Today?
Over the course of the week, news has been breaking about Razorgator going bust. Yesterday, the news was confirmed with Razorgator saying that they had entered “formal insolvency.” If you look around the ticketing internet, you will see a lot of comparisons to ScoreBig and a lot of talk... Read more
Opinion: The Myth of “Face Value” in Event Tickets
The Canadian government sued Ticketmaster this past month alleging misleading ticket price advertising. The government found in its investigation that Ticketmaster’s mandatory fees often inflate the advertised price by more than 20% and, in some cases, by over 65%. It’s a case worth taking a close look at because... Read more
Lamenting the Loss of the Amazon Ticketing Run at Live Events
by Ian Taylor, Special to TicketNews I read the news today, oh boy. It’s only fitting that these lyrics, the very heart of modern music, should ring in my ears as I read news of Amazon Tickets closure. Having worked very closely with them on behalf of my past... Read more
Opinion: Conversations We Should be Having in Tickets
This may or may not be my last post directly about what happened in Baltimore at INTIX, but it isn’t really an INTIX post at all, but one that is more directly directed at the world of tickets as a whole and how the industry can have better conversations... Read more
Opinion: Taylor Swift and the Myth of “Slow Ticketing”
by David Wakeman, Special to TicketNews So the “Taylor Swift tickets aren’t selling well” story seems to be everywhere these days. I’m really not surprised. There’s a lot to unpack in this story and several lessons that we can learn on the upside and downside of trying to control... Read more
The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Secondary Ticketing in 2018
by Dave Wakeman, special to TicketNews My friend, and first customer, when I left Americana Tickets to start my own venture back in 2006, Peter Shankman, says that he hates “prediction” posts because its often someone that has no real perspective or expertise from which to make the predictions... Read more
Verified Fan Program Accidentally Creates New Marketplace – Presale Password Resale
by Sam Pocker, Special to TicketNews “Taylor Swift is committed to getting tickets into the hands of fans” reads the marketing copy that has so far seen yet another generation of tweens and teens become disillusioned by the realities of the marketplace until nostalgia kicks in a decade from... Read more
What does 2018 Hold for the Secondary Ticket Market? More Voices Chime In
by David Wakeman, Special to TicketNews I posted a piece with predictions for the secondary ticket market in 2018, but I have more predictions…so I need to do a part 2. Again, I asked people in the ticket industry…what is the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity in growing the industry in... Read more
There’s an Entire Digital World Out There – Time for Ticketing to Embrace it
by Mike Guiffre, Special to TicketNews While booking a flight last month for a quick trip back to Pittsburgh for my mom’s birthday party I immediately went to www.expedia.com. Even after moving to Dallas a few years back and going all in on DFW based American Airlines including racking... Read more
What’s 2018 Hold for the Secondary Market? Ticket Brokers Weigh In
by Dave Wakeman, Special to Ticket News As we head into 2018, I reached out to a bunch of brokers and prominent thought leaders on tickets and the secondary market for their opinions on what would be the big challenges and opportunities for the industry in the new year.... Read more