The company was founded by former Ticketmaster and Match.com executive Joe Cohen, and in 2009 it signed exclusive ticketing deals with MTV UK and the music festival Gaymers Camden Crawl, and in 2008 the company agreed to buy the entire share capital of Skelper B.V., a Netherlands-based ticket exchange service.

CMA Prepares For Another Round of Legal Action Against Viagogo
Update (as of Thursday, March 7): “We take the CMA’s concerns very seriously,” Viagogo said in a statement to Ticket News. “However, we strongly believe we are not in breach of the court order. As the CMA indicated, we have successfully made several improvements to our platform to meet... 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
Ticketmaster Shutting Down Seatwave, Get Me In in Europe, UK
Ticketmaster has announced its intention to close down resale websites Seatwave and GetMeIn in the European market, moving from a pure secondary market system to a face value-capped exchange housed on its main website beginning this fall. The announcement came from the company via a blog post published earlier... Read more
UK Resellers Toe Transparency Line; Holdout Viagogo Threatened
After a media campaign spearheaded by the ownership of Twickets – a ticket marketplace with price caps on resale – three of the four major operators in the UK marketplace have agreed to substantial increases in transparency in listing of resale tickets. The lone holdout, Viagogo, is being threatened... Read more
Ticketmaster-Seatwave Tie Draws Ire of Irish Leaders Following Rapid Sellouts
Politicians in the Republic of Ireland are taking a hard look at the connection between Ticketmaster and secondary marketplace (and subsidiary) Seatwave following consumer complaints surrounding the rapid sellout of U2 and Coldplay concerts in the country’s capital, Dublin. According to a story in the Irish Times, Michael Healy-Rae... Read more
StubHub, Other Resale Offices in UK Raided by Authorities
StubHub’s London offices were raided by investigators from the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority over the summer as part of an investigation into the secondary giants’ partnerships. GetMeIn and Seatwave, which are subsidiaries of Ticketmaster/Live Nation (NASDAQ: LYV) were also required to turn over information related to the... Read more
Live Nation Forces Metallica to Abandon Ticket Resale Crackdown
News broke over the weekend that Metallica’s planned crackdown against ticket resale for upcoming gigs in the United Kingdom is going to be scrapped. Apparently the band’s own concert promoter – Live Nation – was behind the change in plan. This news shouldn’t be terribly surprising, however – Live... Read more
British MPs Question Viagogo, Ticketmaster Sites for Low Tax Payments
Three secondary ticket sites are under fire from the British government once again, this time for paying a questionably low amount in yearly corporation taxes. According to The Sun, VGL Services, the company that operates Viagogo in the UK, paid just £2,361 (about $3,100) last year despite turning over £5.2 million... Read more
StubHub, Ticketmaster Under Investigation for Misleading UK Consumers
According to The Mirror, research on the secondary ticket market published by Which? has revealed enough information to warrant an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority in Great Britain. The Which? research found that as much as a quarter of all ticket inventory for major music, theatre, and sporting... Read more
UK Ticket Crackdown May Leave Hundreds Out Of Upcoming Metallica Shows
Fans who purchased resale tickets to Metallica’s upcoming UK tour stops at the O2 Arena in London, SSE Hydrow in Glasgow, the Genting Arena in Birmingham and the Manchester Arena worry they will be denied entry given the arenas’ united force against ticket “touts”, or scalpers, at the request... Read more