Promoter, Hotel Targeted in New Las Vegas Massacre Lawsuit
Ten survivors of the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas have filed a lawsuit in California accusing the Mandalay Bay hotel and concert promoters of negligence after a man opened fire from a window at the crowd below. According to a story on CBSLocal.com,... Read more
BC Government Talks Ticket Legislation
Following in the footsteps of their east coast counterpart, the British Columbia government has announced they will look into reforming legislation around event ticket sales after a Pink show in Vancouver sold out in minutes and angered BC fans. After months of promises to look into ticket laws by... Read more
Judge Blocks Refunds for Lil Wayne Concert
Since Lil Wayne failed to perform his scheduled set at the University of South Carolina’s Fall Ball on September 30 at Colonial Life Arena, there has been continual back-and-forth between the concert’s promoters and the venue as to whether or not refunds would be issued. Now, according to local... Read more
Live Nation’s Rapino Admits Ticket Fees “Not Defendable”
In news that will come as little shock to fans who have ever bought an event ticket in the Live Nation/Ticketmaster-dominated United States market, much of their fees are not defendable. What is surprising is that Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino admitted that fact in emails that have come... Read more
StubHub, Ticketmaster Under Investigation for Misleading UK Consumers
According to The Mirror, research on the secondary ticket market published by Which? has revealed enough information to warrant an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority in Great Britain. The Which? research found that as much as a quarter of all ticket inventory for major music, theatre, and sporting... Read more
Marlins Season Ticketholder Countersues for Deceptive Sales Practices
In July, the Miami Marlins made headlines when owner Jeffrey Loria sued at least nine season ticketholders who cancelled multi-year ticket arrangements. Now, Miami New Times reports that one former ticketholder is countersuing on the basis that Loria and the team did not follow through on the perks they... Read more
Songkick Ticketing Operations to Shut Down
After months of bad news following their lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation, Songkick has disclosed it will close its doors on October 31 in a memo to clients that was obtained by Variety. “I’m sad to write that on October 31, Songkick will bow to pressure from Live... Read more
Employees at Center of SongKick Lawsuit No Longer at Ticketmaster
A new wrinkle emerged in the litigation between Songkick and Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation this week. Multiple reports confirmed that Stephen Mead and Zeeshan Zaidi no longer work for the ticketing giant, leaving not long after Songkick filed a motion to complain that some 4,000 new documents were... Read more
New South Wales Announces Plans to Crack Down on the Ticket Industry
The Australian state of New South Wales’ government announced they will set a number of new rules of the ticketing market, including a ten percent cap on resale prices, as part of a revision to the Fair Trading Act, according to Business Insider. This news comes just days after... Read more
Stevie Nicks Ticket Complaint Shows Ticketmaster May Have Violated FTC Rule
In February of this year, a customer sent a complaint to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman detailing a customer service interaction with Ticketmaster. The customer did not receive their tickets on the listed delivery date, and when contacted neither Ticketmaster, nor the venue would issue the customer the... Read more