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
Breaking: Ticket Resale Law Updates Passed in New York Legislature
New York ticket resale law updates passed both the Senate and Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, moving through to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing. The bill passed the Senate first, coming through at a 52-8 margin. It passed the Assembly by a 105-1 margin. It is widely... Read more
Broadway League Fails in Attempt to Restrict Resale of ADA Seats in New York
Disabled concert, sporting event and theater patrons in New York can breathe a sigh of relief with the expected passage of a three year extension to New York’s ticket resale law, as a harsh measure pushed by a representative of The Broadway League to essentially eliminate the right of... Read more
NY City Council Member Seeks to Require Up-Front Service Fee Disclosure
A new measure proposed by New York City Councilman Justin Brannan would require those selling tickets list fees with the initial price, rather than deep into the transaction, as so often practiced by the industry, according to a story in the Daily News. Brannan, a democrat representing Brooklyn, introduced... Read more
Concert Promoter Sued by State Over Cancelled Festival
A Buffalo-based concert promoter has been sued by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for failing to provide refunds for Buffalove Music Festival 2017 after it was cancelled this summer, per The Buffalo News. Buffalove was supposed to take place on July 20 – 23 at The Woods at... Read more