Big Hit Entertainment Introduces New BTS Ticket Lottery
The K-pop boyband BTS have fans across the globe, and now, in an attempt to take control of future tickets at concerts, their management company Big Hit Entertainment are introducing a ticket lottery. The news was first announced during a corporate briefing on August 21 by the CEO behind... Read more
NZ Organizers Cancel Valid Tickets Due to Resale
More than 700 tickets to a New Zealand Rugby match against South Africa were cancelled because they were sold through resale sites. The match is set to take place in Wellington at Westpac Stadium on July 27 and is nearly sold out. However, now many fans who bought tickets... Read more
Nashville Predators Partner With New Ticketmaster Resale Program
The Nashville Predators have teamed up with a new Ticketmaster resale program aimed toward people in and around the Nashville area. This new ticket resale marketplace, which was announced on the same day the NHL schedule was released, was created in an attempt to bring in as many local... Read more
The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma
The words ”ticket scalper” are marked by centuries of taboo and stigma. The ticket scalper’s infamous and criminalized legacy persists today, as state legislation, artists and venues try to control and prohibit the resale of tickets. As ticket reseller platforms and marketplaces have expanded and moved into a virtual... 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
Ticketmaster Resale Under Fire After Scathing Reports
Ticketmaster is under fire from multiple media outlets in the wake of reports by the CBC and the Toronto Star that outlined pro-broker programs the ticketing giant operates. The reports, which discussed the company’s resale branch and its policies, as well as indications that it turns a blind eye... Read more
StubHub Questions Ticketmaster’s Motives To Close Resale Sites in UK
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has questioned the motives behind Ticketmaster’s decision to close its resale sites in the UK and across Europe. Ticketmaster sites Get Me In! and Seatwave will be replaced with a new fan-to-fan ticket exchange, set to kick-off this October in the UK and Ireland and... Read more
Direct Leaders In Ticketing Industry To Discuss Trends At Ticket Summit 2018
Ticket Summit Keynotes: Hear from AXS, Ticketmaster, Legends, StubHub, SeatGeek, and more! Ticket Summit 2018 is just around the corner and the conference is set to feature two stellar keynote panels, Worldwide Trends in Live Events and The Ticketing Industry. On Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 PM, join experts... Read more
Ireland Government Questions Benefits Of Proposed Anti-Resale Legislation
Ireland’s government was reportedly going to back legislation regarding a law that would outlaw ticket resale at any price more than face value, but after a meeting this past weekend, it looks like the proposal will not move forward. In 2017, the Prohibition of Above-Cost Ticket Touting Bill was introduced,... Read more
Taylor Swift Tour Shuts Down Ticketmaster Resale Competition
With its first show set for Tuesday evening at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour has officially reached crunch time for ticket sales. In a last-ditch effort to fill the house, all resale tickets for her first leg of the tour have been removed... Read more