New York, Los Angeles Order Concert Venues To Close Over COVID-19
In the midst of panic, fear, and isolation, New York City and Los Angeles are closing down its doors to live event spaces out of precaution. On Sunday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all movie theaters, nightclubs, small theaters, and concert venues to close starting... Read more
The Broadway League Issues Statement on Coronavirus
Amid the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Broadway League has released an official statement regarding the Broadway community. Over the last few weeks, coronavirus has begun to spread across the world. The League said it is “closely monitoring the evolving situation” and the “safety and security of theatregoers... Read more
Special Olympics New York Will Return With Statewide Games This Fall
After a five-year absence, the Special Olympics will return to Glens Falls, New York this fall. This morning, Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman and City of Glens Falls Mayor Daniel Hall revealed the news at Glens Falls City Hall. The games will take place on... Read more
Brooklyn Nets Sued Over Cancellation of Season Ticket Memberships
A pair of lawsuits have been filed in New York against the Brooklyn Nets, alleging that the team violated state law by cancelling season tickets because some were being sold on the secondary market, according to the New York Post. Brooklyn resident Simon Yedid and a group called Smiles... Read more
TicketNetwork, Ticket Galaxy Announce Settlement With NYAG
TicketNetwork and Ticket Galaxy have both settled parallel litigation with the New York Attorney General over the practice of “speculative” ticket resale, according to releases issued Wednesday afternoon. The Connecticut-based online marketplace and ticket reseller, respectively, did not admit to any liability in the settlement, but will update disclosures... Read more
New York Attorney General Sued by TicketNetwork, Ticket Galaxy
TicketNetwork and Ticket Galaxy have filed simultaneous lawsuits against acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, according to press releases issued by both Connecticut-based companies. The lawsuits were filed in reaction to what the companies characterize as a “deeply flawed interpretation of New York State Law,” as it pertains... Read more
Reports: Viagogo Relocating UK Jobs to New York
Viagogo is preparing to move much of its UK-based workforce to New York as part of an expected expansion of its operations in the United States, according to several reports. The Switzerland-based resale giant has faced increasing scrutiny from government agencies in recent months, as well as a withering... Read more
Todaytix A Symptom 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
Broker Genius Moves Operations to Midtown Manhattan Office
Broker Genius, relocated its corporate headquarters from Valley Stream, NY to the island of Manhattan in June, taking up residence in the heart of New York City, according to a press release issued by the company. The move to 355 5th Avenue took place in June, and is intended... Read more
New York Ticket Laws – Sorting Out the New Normal
With the laws in the Emprie State surrounding ticketing set to change if, as expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill that passed the state legislature on Wednesday, it’s time to assess what will be different for consumers and businesses in ticketing once the new measures come into effect... Read more