Pascrell Rejects Pearl Jam’s Criticism of BOSS Act
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) responded to a letter from the rock band Pearl Jam, who had asked the representative to consider changing the BOSS Act. The letter, penned by Pearl Jam, was sent to Pascrell, as well as House and Energy Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.... Read more
A Generation Later, Pearl Jam Shifts From Fighting Monopoly To Lobbying On Its Behalf
Pearl Jam, which once famously fought against Ticketmaster’s dominant control of the concert business, is now advocating for changes that the Live Nation-owned ticketing giant would love to see to the proposed BOSS Act. The rock band penned a letter to New Jersey Democratic representatives Bill Pascrell and Frank... Read more
Two “Touts” Convicted In UK For Violating Law
Two British ticket scalpers who used multiple identities and bots to buy over £4 million worth of tickets have been convicted on fraud charges. Peter Hunter and David Smith, known as Ticket Wiz and BZZ, were exposed to the public after The Guardian investigated into the secondary market in... Read more
CMA Tells Viagogo, StubHub To Pause Merger Until Integration Is Approved
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ordered ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub to pause its merger until it probes the $4.1 billion integration. According to an enforcement order published today, the CMA has banned both firms from taking further action which might “lead to the integration of... Read more
Live Nation Lobby Kills Consumer Ticket Transfer Rights Protections in Indiana
An Indiana bill to ban non-transferable tickets was killed after it didn’t receive enough support in the House. The bill was introduced by Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), and it seemed like the legislation would garner enough support after it was passed by the House Commerce, Small Business and... Read more
Pearl Jam, Ticketmaster End Feud To Combat Ticket Resale
Updated 1/16: Ticketmaster issued a statement on Pearl Jam’s decision to use SafeTix. “Pearl Jam has a long-standing commitment to protecting and advocating for their fans, and keeping ticket prices fair is central to that promise. To ensure tickets are not offered to fans above face value, the band... Read more
Live Nation: Raising Ticket Prices Could Be A ‘Huge Opportunity’
While fans are often blindsided by outrageous ticket prices, the ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment only expects prices to increase in the future. Michael Rapino, the Chief Executive at Live Nation, recently explained to Liberty Media Corp. investors that concert tickets are an “incredible bargain” for live event fans.... Read more
Broker Lawsuit Against Dodgers Will Head To Trial In 2021
Last year, four brokers sued the Los Angeles Dodgers for breach of contract and other violations of state law stemming from the team’s decision to cancel the season tickets of hundreds of ticket brokers and then move that inventory to another vendor. Now, a trial date has been set... Read more
Tegan and Sara Battle Secondary Market, Release Walk-Up Tickets
The Canadian indie-pop group Tegan and Sara were upset with tickets to their show in San Francisco going to resellers and released tickets to fans who showed up at the door. The duo performed at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco on Tuesday. Ahead of the show, they... Read more
SeatGeek Open Launches In UK Amid Worldwide Growth
SeatGeek, the U.S.-based secondary ticketing company, has officially launched its SeatGeek Open product in the UK amid its worldwide expansion. The open distribution product allows the company’s clients to sell tickets through a variety of websites and apps. Now that it has launched in the UK, venues and teams... Read more