2019: The Year Fans Became Collateral Damage In The Fight For Profits
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust The UK Fans Trust was originally born out of a frustration with how difficult it was to get tickets to big gigs and sports events, and a feeling that with the right credit card or connections the whole process would be a... Read more
Opinion: When Tickets Are Cancelled, Who Really Misses Out?
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last week, news broke that New Zealand Rugby had nullified what it deemed ‘fraudulent’ tickets. These tickets weren’t fakes, knock-offs or bad copies, they were in fact already purchased, genuine tickets. Their crime? They had been re-sold. The match in question will... Read more
Opinion: The Double Standard of Debenture Dealings, The Real Cause of Ticketing Fraud
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last year, Action Fraud received 4,755 reports of ticket fraud with the average victim is said to have lost around £365, this year will undoubtedly be no different. Summertime is open season for scammers, with Britain’s most sort after ticketed events crammed... Read more
Opinion: Credit Card Perks, Connections Limit Concert Ticket Accessibility
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last weekend saw both the Spice Girls and Fleetwood Mac take to the stage in London for their legendary comeback performances, both of which sold out within minutes of going on sale. In fact, the Spice Girls tour took just 38 seconds... Read more
Opinion: Predict Ticketing’s Future By Creating It
By: Mark Miller, co-founder & CEO, TicketSocket In the popular book Drucker on Leadership: New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management, author William A. Cohen credits management guru Peter Drucker with instructing his grad students with the sage advice, “The best way to predict the future is to... Read more
Opinion: Phone Usage At Shows Takes Away From The Concert Experience
I used to be a crazed fangirl, jumping at any opportunity to get as close to my favorite artists as I could. I would push through the crowd, stay after the show and get there insanely early just so I would have a spot right at the front of... Read more