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Todaytix A Sympton of a “Broker” Double-Standard in New York
What makes a ticket broker? In general, that’s a question that’s fine to leave ill-defined, but in the state of New York, there are very serious legal and financial implications when it comes to who fits that frame or exists outside of it. Recently, a heavily lobbied – by... Read more
Aretha Franklin, The “Queen of Soul,” Dies from Cancer at 76
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” and one of the top-selling artists of all time, died at her home yesterday in Detroit at 76-years-old. Her death follows weeks of speculation about her health. The Detroit News had reported last week that Franklin was in hospice care for the past... Read more
K-Pop Fans Angered by Late 2-for-1 Premium Ticket Deal
Fans who paid premium prices for a K-pop event in Singapore this September are venting their outrage after a ticketing promotion began offering a buy-one, get-one deal for the top price tier tickets after the initial onsale. The event, Hallyupopfest, is scheduled for September, and went on sale in... Read more
Ticket Summit Announces Move to Bellagio for July 2019
Ticket Summit, the ticket industry trade show held each summer, is returning to the Bellagio for 2019, according to a post on its website. The 2019 edition will take place on July 8-10, returning to the hotel and casino where its 2012 and 2013 iterations were held. “We are... Read more
Opinion: Restricting Ticket Resale is Economic Illiteracy
Today, Ticketmaster announced that it will close its two secondary ticket resale sites, SeatWave and Get Me In. From October, they will be replaced by a system which allows fans who no longer want a purchased ticket to resell it via Ticketmaster – but for no more than the... Read more
Ticketmaster Shutting Down Seatwave, Get Me In in Europe, UK
Ticketmaster has announced its intention to close down resale websites Seatwave and GetMeIn in the European market, moving from a pure secondary market system to a face value-capped exchange housed on its main website beginning this fall. The announcement came from the company via a blog post published earlier... Read more
Fans Furious Over Alleged Manchester United Membership Scheme
Famed soccer (football) club Manchester United is under fire after allegations that its staff has been withholding available tickets from fans that hold paid memberships with the club, in favor of using them to hook new paid members. Fans reacted with outrage when the alleged scheme was reported by... Read more
Judge Allows Ozzy Osbourne’s Antitrust Lawsuit Against AEG to Continue
A judge found in favor of Ozzy Osbourne in the singer’s antitrust lawsuit against AEG, finding against the company’s motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that Osbourne had no standing. Osbourne, who rose to fame as the lead singer of progressive metal outfit Black Sabbath and had... Read more
Despite TicketFly Hack, Eventbrite Reportedly Moving Forward With IPO
Despite a highly public data security breach at subsidiary Ticketfly earlier this year, Eventbrite is reportedly planning to go forward with an Initial Public Offering later this year, according to several sources. The event planning and ticketing company powers ticketing for millions of events in over 180 countries and... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Pallone Call for FTC Crack Down on Ticketing
Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a letter sent to Joseph Simons, the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), calling on the agency to crack down on what they perceive to be anti-consumer practices present in the industry on both the primary and... Read more