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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
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last weekend saw both the Spice Girls and Fleetwood Mac take to the stage in London for their legendary comeback performances, both of which sold out within minutes of going on sale. In fact, the Spice Girls tour took just 38 seconds... Read more
I spent the day at the FTC’s Online Ticket Sales Workshop so you didn’t have to. I’m going to share a few more pieces detailing specific things and ideas that came out of the day, but I wanted to share 10 things I noticed right away. Eric Budish laid... Read more
Tomorrow is the FTC’s Online Ticketing Workshop in Washington, DC and with the panels announced and the agenda set, I thought I’d point out a few thoughts I have after reflecting on this for a few moments. I’m expecting a more contentious affair than a lot of other people... Read more
This post about the upcoming FTC workshop on ticketing in Washington D.C. was written by Dave Wakeman and Eric Fuller. It is reposted with permission from Davewakeman.com On June 11th in Washington, DC, the FTC is hosting a ticket workshop that is loosely framed as being about talking through... Read more
By: Mark Miller, co-founder & CEO, TicketSocket In the popular book Drucker on Leadership: New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management, author William A. Cohen credits management guru Peter Drucker with instructing his grad students with the sage advice, “The best way to predict the future is to... Read more
I had a chance to sit down and chat with Eric Fuller (link to the podcast) , a broker that has become well known in ticketing circles for his lawsuits against ScoreBig and Ticketmaster, to discuss his ongoing lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the current state of tickets in the United States. The conversation... Read more
Today, Ticketmaster announced that it will close its two secondary ticket resale sites, SeatWave and Get Me In. From October, they will be replaced by a system which allows fans who no longer want a purchased ticket to resell it via Ticketmaster – but for no more than the... Read more
Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who represents the upper Manhattan New York 13th Congressional District, recently wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding small business participation in the online ticket sales market (PDF). In supporting small and minority participation, Congressman Espaillat wrote that the “live-event ticket sale industry is a... Read more
I was flipping through ticket Twitter yesterday and saw another story about Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour. I wrote a week or so ago about all the challenges that this kind of stuff presents to the industry, but it seems that this Taylor Swift tour is shaping up to have any number of unintended... Read more