Bill Introduced to New York Legislature Altering Ticketing Landscape
A bill introduced this week to the New York legislature by Sen. James Skoufis (D-39th) seeks to amend the existing arts and cultural affairs law, vastly changing the legal landscape for live event tickets in the state. Brought to the legislature just Thursday morning, the bill will first be... Read more
Report: StubHub Caves on Fan Refund Demands After 15 Months
Customers who bought tickets to events through StubHub on or before March 25, 2020 will now be able to obtain a cash refund from the company. StubHub had drawn intense scrutiny and several lawsuits after an abrupt policy shift last spring, issuing only credits towards future ticket purchases on... Read more
Florida Venue Threatens to Cancel Resold Jimmy Buffet Tickets
A venue in Florida is threatening fans who have purchased tickets to an upcoming series of Jimmy Buffett concerts, saying they have no intention of honoring tickets if they were bought through resale marketplaces. The performances, taking place at Old School Square in Delray Beach, run on four days... Read more
Illegal Venue Rebates to Draw Scrutiny at New York Ticket Hearings  
Ticketing rebates passed back to venues and promoters are expected to be a central focus at upcoming hearings regarding the ticketing business held in New York. Such rebates, which are funded through “service fees” charged to consumers at the point of sale by vendors like Ticketmaster and AXS, are... Read more
Fyre Fest Ticket Holders Could Get $7,000 Each in Settlement
A group of ticket-holders for the now-infamous Fyre Festival in early 2017 were awarded a nearly $2 million payout by the US Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, pending final approval. The class-action settlement, which would apply to 277 ticket-holders, amounts to approximately $7,220 per claimant.... Read more
Representatives Ask Biden Officials to Probe Live Nation-Ticketmaster “Monopoly”
Five U.S. Representatives have asked the Biden Administration to take steps towards more strongly regulating the live event tickets marketplace, particularly with its handling of the “longtime Live Nation-Ticketmaster monopoly.” Longtime critics of the industry and the enormous business at its center Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and... Read more
UK Plans Concert Without COVID Restrictions to Test Impact
A crowd of as many as 5,000 will be allowed to attend a UK concert in early May with no social distancing or face coverings, as part of an effort to determine reopening efforts and safety plans. The concert, which features indie-pop band Blossoms, will take place on May... Read more
Tennessee Titans Sued by PSL Owners Over Resale Punishments
A group of Personal Seat License (PSL) owners have filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Titans, alleging breach of contract and violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act after recent changes to its ticket resale policies. The lawsuit was filed in the Chancery Court of Tennessee at Nashville on... Read more
Nevada Governor Sets Goal of 100% Capacity Reopening by June
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a goal of having every county in the state reopen to 100 percent capacity by the start of June. In practice, the state will be turning over control of reopening to its individual counties beginning in May. “I am pleased to announce that I... Read more
Masonic Cleveland Sues Live Nation, Claims $90 Million in Damages
The ownership of Cleveland venue has filed a lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment, claiming nearly $100 million in damages after a brief business relationship went south in 2019. TempleLive, which owns and operates the Masonic Cleveland space, alleges that the promotional and ticketing behemoth is in violation of both... Read more