Todaytix A Sympton of a “Broker” Double-Standard in New York
What makes a ticket broker? In general, that’s a question that’s fine to leave ill-defined, but in the state of New York, there are very serious legal and financial implications when it comes to who fits that frame or exists outside of it. Recently, a heavily lobbied – by... 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
K-Pop Fans Angered by Late 2-for-1 Premium Ticket Deal
Fans who paid premium prices for a K-pop event in Singapore this September are venting their outrage after a ticketing promotion began offering a buy-one, get-one deal for the top price tier tickets after the initial onsale. The event, Hallyupopfest, is scheduled for September, and went on sale in... Read more
Ticket Summit Announces Move to Bellagio for July 2019
Ticket Summit, the ticket industry trade show held each summer, is returning to the Bellagio for 2019, according to a post on its website. The 2019 edition will take place on July 8-10, returning to the hotel and casino where its 2012 and 2013 iterations were held. “We are... 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
Ticketmaster Shutting Down Seatwave, Get Me In in Europe, UK
Ticketmaster has announced its intention to close down resale websites Seatwave and GetMeIn in the European market, moving from a pure secondary market system to a face value-capped exchange housed on its main website beginning this fall. The announcement came from the company via a blog post published earlier... Read more
Slow Ticketing Means Shawn Mendes Fans Show for Concert a Year Early
If you bought tickets in May for a concert in August, can you be blamed if you show up at the venue three months later and expected there to be a show? Several fans found out the hard way the unintended consequences of the so-called “slow ticketing” movement, as... Read more
StubHub Partners with SeatGeek to Offer New Orleans Pelicans Tickets
StubHub and SeatGeek have signed a multi-year agreement to serve as official distribution platforms for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to press releases issued on Tuesday. The deal makes StubHub an “Authentic Ticket Partner of the New Orleans Pelicans,” joining SeatGeek in servicing the NBA franchise. SeatGeek signed on... Read more
Broker Genius Moves Operations to Midtown Manhattan Office
Broker Genius, relocated its corporate headquarters from Valley Stream, NY to the island of Manhattan in June, taking up residence in the heart of New York City, according to a press release issued by the company. The move to 355 5th Avenue took place in June, and is intended... Read more
Buffalo Venues Call Proposed Ticket Surcharge an “Illegal Tax”
The proprietors of several large venues in Buffalo, NY are fighting back against a proposed ticket surcharge, calling the measure a tax which the city has no authority to levy. The fees, proposed by Mayor Byron W. Brown, would range from 50 cents to $3.50 and would be added... Read more