Hawaii Moves To End Ticketmaster’s Exclusive Contracting Agreements
Hawaii natives have had enough of primary ticket sellers, exclusive contracts, and ticket hold backs; the state has now introduced legislation to prohibit it and put numerous consumer protections in place. If passed, the legislation would prohibit venues from entering into exclusive partnerships with ticket providers. These exclusive ticket contracts have been the disdain of performing... Read more
Viagogo Responds To German Ticket Resale Price Cap
The regional court in Hanover, Germany has officially ruled that ticket resale prices will be capped at 25 percent above face value, noting that any price above this percentage is considered anti-competitive. The ruling comes after the newly-formed German promoters’ association BDKV launched a campaign last year to push for... Read more
Live Nation Acquires ONE Production, Expands Presence In Singapore
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia, which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been... Read more
Poker Pro Sentenced To Prison For Super Bowl, World Cup Ticket Scam
A California poker pro, who pled guilty to running a ticket scheme and scamming investors out of more than $6 million in Super Bowl and World Cup tickets, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday. The 47-year-old from Aliso Viejo, Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli, ran a ticket... Read more
Viagogo Threatened With Another Court Appearance, Fine From CMA
Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has threatened secondary ticketing site Viagogo with another court appearance and fine due to some concerns with the site following its review. Late last year, the CMA took Viagogo to court for breaking consumer protection law. Viagogo released a statement noting that a settlement... Read more
TEG Restructures For New Era of Ticketing, Technology
TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company, has announced a management restructure to meet the challenges of a new era for TEG’s ticketing and technology operations. Under the changes, the ticketing, technology, Client Services, e-commerce, marketing and product innovation teams will be unified into a... Read more
Detroit Tigers Switch To Mobile-Only Tickets For 2019 Season
The Detroit Tigers have officially switched to using a mobile-only ticketing system for the 2019 season. Baseball fans will no longer be able to enter Comerica Park with paper tickets this year. Instead, they’ll have to show tickets on the Major League Baseball Ballpark app. A video on the... Read more
Investors Push For eBay To Cut Ties With StubHub, Focus On Marketplace
A pair of investors, who hold a large stake in eBay, urged the company to either sell or spin-off StubHub and its classifieds unit in order to shift focus onto its Marketplace. New York investors Elliot Management Corp. and Starboard Value LP called on eBay to cut ties with... Read more
European Promoters Attempt To Restrict Ticket Resale To Face-Value
The Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing is another effort by the promoter and venue world to restrict consumer rights on the secondary market throughout Europe. FEAT just launched on January 17 at the live music conference Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) with hopes to work towards face-value resale across Europe. They will... Read more
Seat Scouts Hit With $4.5M Judgement in Broker Genius Trial
A New York jury found in favor of Broker Genius in its case against Seat Scouts on Wednesday, with Judge Sydney H. Stein ordering that Drew Gainor and Seat Scouts LLC must continue to refrain from making their Command Center product available to the market, following a preliminary injunction... Read more