Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more
Tickets Loom Large in Lobbyist Giveaways to California Lawmakers
Several California lawmakers accepted gifts that totaled more than $810,000 last year from lobbyists who handed out free tickets to sports and concerts, a new state report obtained by the San Diego Union Tribune shows. The report shows that multiple companies gave out expensive treats to state legislators in... Read more
CMA Prepares For Another Round of Legal Action Against Viagogo
Update (as of Thursday, March 7): “We take the CMA’s concerns very seriously,” Viagogo said in a statement to Ticket News. “However, we strongly believe we are not in breach of the court order. As the CMA indicated, we have successfully made several improvements to our platform to meet... Read more
US Minority Ticketing Group Welcomes ‘Ticket Tony’ To The Team
The US Minority Ticketing Group is proud to announce Anthony Grier, better known as Ticket Tony, as an official member of the organization. Grier is the founder and owner of Ticket Tony, a nationally respected ticket resale company. Originally, Grier spent his days on Wall Street as a real... Read more
Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
In an era of monopolies dominating almost all industries, consumer privacy, transparency and fairness are being negotiated in legislative sessions throughout the country. When non-negotiable and imperative rights are up for debate, we have to begin to question the line between government responsibilities and corporate greed; two concepts that... Read more
FlipTix Teams Up With BUKU Festival As Official Re-Sale Partner
Newport Beach-based company FlipTix just signed a deal to be the official re-sale partner at this year’s BUKU Music and Arts Project, which will enable festival-goers to “flip” their tickets during the event, allowing other fans to see the remainder of the show. New Orleans’ BUKU Music and Arts Project... Read more
eBay Negotiates Future of StubHub, Classifieds With Investors
eBay is reportedly in active negotiations with activist investors Starboard Value and Elliott Management, which could lead to the company’s split with StubHub and its Classifieds unit. According to The Wall Street Journal, eBay is close to settling a dispute to give the activists a seat on its board,... Read more
USMTG Welcomes Tix City’s Lonny Belvin to the Team
The US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) is proud to welcome Lonny Belvin, one of our first supporters, to the organization. Belvin is the founder and owner of Tix City, a nationally recognized leader in ticket sales in the Northeast. Belvin is no amateur when it comes to the ticketing... Read more
Eventbrite Announces Expansion Into Asia With Launch in Singapore
The global ticketing platform Eventbrite announced today that it will expand throughout Asia, launching its first localised platform in Singapore. As part of the expansion, Eventbrite’s Melbourne office will be a hub for new Asia Pacific operations, run under APAC GM, Phil Silverstone. Additionally, a Singapore-based Country Manager will... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands General Admission Offering In NZ, Australia
Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has today announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 2003, Moshtix has been delivering an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. During... Read more