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Shubert ‘Fighting Scalping,’ but Also Selling 300% Mark-Up Tickets Through Own Subsidiary
The Shubert Organization, one of the primary organizations lobbying hard to add onerous restrictions to the right of consumers to re-sell their own tickets in New York, is in fact a major player in the secondary market itself, scalping its own tickets at steep markup while misleading consumers that... Read more
Proposed New York Regulations Fail Consumers By Ignoring Holdbacks
New York’s laws related to ticketing are in the final stages of a proposed re-write, with the draft bill in Albany putting heavy emphasis on adding onerous regulations to the secondary ticket market. While it adds a number of regulatory hurdles for legal resale, it does nothing to address... Read more
Judge Ruling Means StubHub “Drip Pricing” Lawsuit Can Continue
A California judge has ruled against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against StubHub over alleged “drip pricing” practices – showing an artificially low price to the consumer, only to disclose fees at the last minute – meaning the eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) subsidiary and ticket resale giant will... Read more
Billy McFarland Of Fyre Fest Rearrested For Wire Fraud, Ticket Scam
The disastrous Fyre Festival left thousands of concertgoers stranded on an island last year, all thanks to founder Billy McFarland. A year later, it seems that he has not learned from his mistake with news of yet another ticket scam. According to the Associated Press, McFarland was hit with... Read more
Ticketmaster Suit Continues Against Broker For Illegal Bot Use
Ticketmaster filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut-based broker Prestige Entertainment last year for allegedly using illegal technology “bots” to score thousands of popular tickets to re-sell. In 2015, Prestige Entertainment purchased a large amount of tickets from the site for a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.... Read more
Ticketfly Back Up Following Lengthy “Cyber Incident” Outage
Ticketfly.com is back up and appears to be fully operational, coming up over the weekend after spending over a week in the throes of what it refered to as a “Cyber Incident.” The incident was a hack of its systems that has been reported as effecting some 27 million... Read more
Snapchat Enters Ticketing World Through SeatGeek Integration
Not content with cornering the market on interactive face filters, Snapchat has dipped a toe into ticketing, integrating with SeatGeek for in-app purchases. The e-commerce functionality launched with a snapchat story and snapcode on its website for the May 26 match between the Los Angeles Football Club and D.C.... Read more
Signs Pointing to Major Beyonce-Jay-Z OTR II Tour Sales Slump
The headaches are mounting for the co-headlining OTR II Tour featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z, as it appears that the On The Run II Tour is seeing some serious sales woes. With the tour set to launch its UK leg in Cardiff, tickets are being given away through back channels... Read more
User Data of Millions Exposed in Ticketfly Hack; Investigation Continues
Systems are beginning to come back online for Eventbrite-owned Ticketfly after a “cyber incident” that reportedly may impact up to 26 million user accounts and caused major headaches for venues and consumers since it kicked off last week. Ticketfly.com is still down, as are large numbers of venue websites... Read more
Ticketfly Hack: Website Still Down; Customer Data Exposed in Breach
As the Ticketfly hack – or “cyber incident” per their website – enters its second day, the company has confirmed that the incident “has resulted in the compromise of some client and customer information,” according to an update posted by the company at a support website. Ticketfly.com remains down... Read more