Ticketmaster Opens NY Legal Push With Misleading Claim
Is a misleading claim in its opening volley in the quest to shape ticketing law in New York a sign of things to come from Ticketmaster? The ticketing giant was one of many operators in the industry to meet with legislators and officials of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office last... Read more
Paperless Ticketing Among Ticketmaster Targets in NY Talks
The long and winding road into the future of ticketing in New York got underway on Thursday in Albany, as members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office met with representatives from the industry. According to the New York Daily News, Ticketmaster tipped its hand, passing a list of its priorities... Read more
Fans Flame Latest Batch of Settlement Freebies from Ticketmaster
Per the terms of a class action lawsuit settled by Ticketmaster, fans who purchased tickets between October 1999 and February 2013 from the giant (aka, just about anyone who bought a ticket for anything in that span) are entitled to vouchers and discount codes through 2020. The discount codes... Read more
Coalition for Ticket Fairness Prepares for New York Battle
While battles are waged every year in state houses across the United States, certain locations are key to the industry. New York, home to Broadway and famed venues like Madison Square Garden, Jones Beach Amphitheater, and Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, is one such place. 2018 is shaping to be a... Read more
Warner Buys Songkick App, Name; Ticketing Remains Independent
Warner Music Group has purchased Songkick’s concert-recommendation business and name, according to a deal announced Friday and reported by the New York Times. The ticketing end of Songkick’s business will remain independent, under a new name yet to be determined. With an audience of over 15 million people per... Read more
Marlins’ Loria Suing Own Fans Over Cancelled Tickets
In a move that would be shocking if not for his long history of outrageous actions, Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is having the team pursue several lawsuits against fans who cancelled multi-year season ticket arrangements when the team failed to hold up its end of the bargain. Currently,... Read more
New York Officials To Meet With Lobbyists on Ticket Resale Law
With the legislative session in its rear view mirror, New York officials are already looking forward to 2018. Ticket resale rights will again be on the docket, and officials from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office will meet later this month with industry representatives to begin work on the subject, according... Read more
Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Arrested in New York
Already facing a number of lawsuits related to the implosion of the Fyre Festival earlier this year, Billy McFarland was arrested on Friday by federal authorities and charged with one count of wire fraud. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York, he made false... Read more
Ticket Resale Protection Law Goes Live in Virginia
Consumers have new rights as of this morning in Virginia. A new law protecting ticket resale rights passed earlier this year went into effect with the calendar flipping to July. Championed by a self-described “metalhead” Republican delegate, the law prevents primary sellers like Ticketmaster from barring the resale of tickets.... Read more
Another Festival Fails – Karoondinha in Pennsylvania Folds Before Debut
The latest in a series of high-profile festivals to fall apart in 2017, the Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival abruptly cancelled its scheduled July debut this week, leaving those who made travel plans for the July 21-23 event in central Pennsylvania in the lurch. Organizers for the event near... Read more