Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: NY State Senator James Skoufis
An emerging figure in the ticketing landscape, New York State Senator James Skoufis will be at Ticket Summit in August to discuss his work towards new legislation reforming the regulatory landscape around ticketing and ticket resale in the Empire State. Earlier this year, Sen. Skoufis introduced legislation that addressed... Read more
Jujamcyn Theaters Agree to Improve Accessibility After DOJ Lawsuit
Jujamcyn Theatres have agreed to make significant improvements to its five Broadway venues related to accessibility, settling a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York. The settlement occured on Tuesday, entered by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torress at the same time of... Read more
Live Nation Cancels Seven Peaks Festival Over Capacity Restriction
Seven Peaks Music Festival has been cancelled, with Live Nation pinning the decision on local officials’ not being willing to expand their capacity restriction on attendance. The decision was shared last week via social media. The event was scheduled to feature Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and a slew of... Read more
Viagogo Under Investigation by Australian Trading Regulator
New South Wales Fair Trading has announced it is investigating Viagogo after consumer complaints over prices on tickets for events listed on the Swiss-based ticketing marketplace. According to a NSW Fair Trading press release, most of the complaints are related to the NSW government having made resale of tickets... Read more
After FTC Hearing, Most Ticket Marketplaces Offering “All-In Pricing” Option for Consumers
How and when ticketing fees are disclosed to consumers has been a hot-button issue for a number of years. Most ticketing companies show one price to the consumer, only to have fees show up at the final step of the transaction – after the consumer has entered personal and... Read more
Joe Meli Sentenced to 37 Months in Broadway Ticket Fraud Case
Joe Meli was sentenced to 37 months in prison Friday for his role in a ticket resale fraud scheme. The sentence is the second for similar crimes that Meli has received, with 25 months of this new term to be served concurrently with a 78-month sentence Meli received in... Read more
Endeavor Execs Resign from Live Nation Board After DOJ Anti-Trust Scrutiny
A pair of executives from Endeavor abruptly resigned from the Live Nation Entertainment Board of Directors last week amid anti-trust concerns. Endeavor Chief Executive Officer Ariel Emanuel and President Mark Shapiro resigned their positions after the Department of Justice “expressed concerns that their positions on the Live Nation Board... Read more
Viagogo Pushes Back Against Class Action Certification in Florida
Viagogo is hoping to keep a Florida lawsuit from being certified as a nationwide class action, according to court filings. The secondary ticket resale marketplace, headquartered in Switzerland, has seen several lawsuits filed against it and StubHub, which it purchased in 2020, over refunds related to events that were... Read more
New York Passes Ticketing Rights Law Extension; Is New Jersey Next?
With just weeks to go before the law defining New York’s ticketing rights landscape was set to expire, the Assembly and Senate agreed on a one-year extension of the current law, which was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday. This extends the currently existing protections for ticket holders... Read more
New York Legislature Agrees on One-Year Extension of Existing Ticketing Laws
Ticketing for live event tickets in the state of New York will remain at the current status-quo, for at least one more year. Senator James Skoufis and Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell issued a joint statement Monday afternoon indicating that they had agreed in principle to a one-year extension of the... Read more