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Wakeman: 10 Quick Takeaways from the FTC Ticketing Workshop
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
Wakeman: 5 thoughts heading into the FTC Ticketing Workshop
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
Why Everyone in Tickets Needs to be at the FTC’s June Workshop
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
Opinion: Predict Ticketing’s Future By Creating It
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
Wakeman: Lessons Learned From the Man Suing Ticketmaster
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
Opinion: Restricting Ticket Resale is Economic Illiteracy
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
New York Congressman Espillat Stands Up for Small Businesses With Letter to FTC
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
Wakeman: Pricing and Taylor Swift’s Latest Bit of Bad Press
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
Janet Jackson Extends ‘State of the World’ Tour, Adds US Dates
Janet Jackson will be visiting the U.S. this summer as an extension of her previous 56-date run of ‘State of the World’ tour. Jackson embarked on ‘State of the World’ tour last year from September to December, which she renamed after originally announcing a tour titled ‘Unbreakable’ – which... Read more
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