Canada Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Ticketmaster Refund Policy
Live Nation and Ticketmaster’s updated refund policy has sparked outrage across the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Canada lawmakers are calling for probers of the ticketing giants’ policy. Earlier this month, Ticketmaster quietly updated its refund policy, which stated that fans can receive refunds to events that are... Read more
UK CMA Opens Investigation into Viagogo-StubHub Merger
Update (as of April 17, 2020): A Viagogo spokesperson commented on the investigation:  “We welcome the formal start of the phase 1 review by the CMA. We will continue to work closely with them and demonstrate the benefits of the merger for consumers.” – The UK’s Competition and Markets... Read more
Italian Football Clubs Probed Over Allegedly Unfair Ticket Conditions
Nine football clubs are being investigated over alleged “vexatious” ticketing practices. According to Football-Italia.net, the Italian Competition Authority announced that Serie A clubs like Juventus, Inter, Milan, and Atlanta are being investigated, as well as Roma, Lazio, Cagliari, Genoa, and Udinese. Authorities reportedly said the teams used “vexatious clauses... Read more
R. Kelly Returns To Jail After Failing To Pay Child Support
Update – as of Saturday, March 9: R. Kelly was bailed out of jail from a “benefactor” who helped him pay the $160,000 he owed to his ex wife in child support, TMZ reports. He told reporters, “I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That’s all I can... Read more
Brian Masse Urges For Direct Federal Investigation of Ticketmaster
Brian Masse, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP), has requested that the government investigates Ticketmaster following news of its resale practices. Last month, the CBC and Toronto Star reported on the company’s pro-broker resale operations. CBC ran photos of hidden-camera footage showing a Ticketmaster... Read more