Viagogo Fights Back Against Proposed Irish Ticketing Laws
The resale ticketing site Viagogo is calling out the Irish government for its proposed laws governing ticket touting. Viagogo reportedly issued a legal memorandum to Irish government ministers, noting that the laws, which seek to ban the above-face value resale of tickets and end bot software, are “repugnant” to... Read more
AXS Announces PayPal As Official Digital Payments Provider
The AEG-owned ticketing platform AXS revealed its integration with PayPal as its official digital payments provider for tickets sold on the site in the U.S. and U.K. Fans will now have the ability to enter their PayPal account information when purchasing tickets through AXS and can receive payments through... Read more
Golden Knights Ban Season Tickets From Calgary Family For ‘Broker Activity’
A Calgary family has been banned from buying season tickets for the Las Vegas Golden Knights for “broker” activity. According to the Edmonton Sun, Cheryl Sullivan lives with her family in Calgary but owns property in Las Vegas and has family in Los Angeles. Her husband, who is a... 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
Nathan Hubbard’s Ticketing Platform Rival Snags First Client
Rival, the ticketing company created by former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard, has announced that it will partner with its first client, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. According to Amplify, the deal was brokered between Josh Kroenke and his mom Ann, who had taken ownership over their father Stan Kroenke’s Denver... Read more
FIFA Forced To Pay Broker $16.8M For Unissued World Cup Tickets
FIFA was forced to pay $16.8 million plus interest to the U.S. ticket broker JB Sports Marketing, who never received World Cup tickets in 2014, a Swiss Supreme Court ruled. JBSM has been engaged in a lawsuit against FIFA since 2015. According to an email exchange between former FIFA general... Read more
Live Nation Entertainment Elects Maverick Carter to Board of Directors
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced the election of Maverick Carter to its Board of Directors. With a wealth of experience across the business, marketing, entertainment, and media sectors, Carter has become an important figure in the sports and talent landscape. As LeBron James’ longtime business manager, Carter... Read more
Tampa Bay’s Poor Sales an Outgrowth of Anti-Broker Crusade
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having trouble filling their stadium this season, and according to several fans and industry insiders, the team’s anti-broker tactics are fueling the lack of attendance. Multiple ticket brokers have commented that when the team was doing poorly, their sales staff looked the other way... Read more
The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma
By: Taylor Porco The words ”ticket scalper” are marked by centuries of taboo and stigma. The ticket scalper’s infamous and criminalized legacy persists today, as state legislation, artists and venues try to control and prohibit the resale of tickets. As ticket reseller platforms and marketplaces have expanded and moved... Read more
Taylor Swift’s LA Concert Used Facial Recognition To Detect Stalkers
Taylor Swift’s concert at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, California revealed that it used facial recognition to seek out the popstar’s hundreds of stalkers. Usually, Swift’s concerts include an array of exciting elements; during her shows on the Reputation Tour, staff handed out light-up bracelets that coincided with... Read more