StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
New West Hollywood Startup Developed To Take On Ticket Fraud
FanDragon Technologies, a new startup hailing from West Hollywood, has raised $12 million to develop ticket software meant to fight ticket fraud. The technology, spearheaded by the former head of media advisory and investment firm Arpanet Group, Robert Weiss, did not disclose any of its funding. The FanDragon team... 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
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
Ticketmaster, Prestige Entertainment Settle “Bot” case in California
Ticketmaster and Prestige Entertainment have settled a lawsuit regarding the latter’s alleged use of automated programs to purchase numerous tickets by evading the Live Nation-owned giant’s limits. While the ticketing operator achieved one goal of its litigation – a promise by Prestige that it would not use such programs... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more
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
US Minority Ticketing Group Welcomes ‘Ticket Tony’ To The Team
The US Minority Ticketing Group is proud to announce Anthony Grier, better known as Ticket Tony, as an official member of the organization. Grier is the founder and owner of Ticket Tony, a nationally respected ticket resale company. Originally, Grier spent his days on Wall Street as a real... Read more
Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
In an era of monopolies dominating almost all industries, consumer privacy, transparency and fairness are being negotiated in legislative sessions throughout the country. When non-negotiable and imperative rights are up for debate, we have to begin to question the line between government responsibilities and corporate greed; two concepts that... Read more