Skoufis, Others Question Ticket “Holdbacks” in Taylor Swift Mess
There is no question that a massive swell of demand is responsible for a lot of the mess that consumers experienced during this week’s Taylor Swift Eras Tour ticket sales disaster. With the artist fresh off a history-making week where she had all ten spots atop the Billboard singles... Read more
Vivid Seats, Others Failing NY Ticketing Changes, Per Skoufis
New York Senator James Skoufis didn’t mince words in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, indicating that in his view, a large percentage of ticketing companies aren’t fulfilling their obligation to changes in New York’s ticketing regulations that require all-in pricing and disclosures of the face value for ticket... Read more
NPR Examines Ticketmaster “Monopoly” Accusations on 1A Show
Ticketmaster has long been dogged by claims it is operating as an effective “monopoly” alongside parent company Live Nation Entertainment, with its most recent firestorm kicked up over the pricing strategy for Bruce Springsteen and other tours as live entertainment recovers from the pandemic. National Public Radio examined the... Read more
In New York, No Vaccination = No Concert – But Also No Refund and No Resale
Consumers in New York are furious after local officials closed several venues to those who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19, an increasingly common choice amid the ongoing rise in cases throughout the U.S. But it’s far worse than just not being able to go to the games or shows... Read more
Ticket Legislation and Regulation Panel a Key Focus of Ticket Summit
Rules and regulations surrounding live events and ticketing are in a state of near-constant flux, and COVID isn’t going to make things any simpler. Ticket Summit is anticipating its Tickets Regulation and Legislation panel to be one of the best-attended of the show, which is less than a week... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: NY State Senator James Skoufis
An emerging figure in the ticketing landscape, New York State Senator James Skoufis will be at Ticket Summit in August to discuss his work towards new legislation reforming the regulatory landscape around ticketing and ticket resale in the Empire State. Earlier this year, Sen. Skoufis introduced legislation that addressed... Read more