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
By: Taylor Porco 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... Read more
Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
By: Taylor Porco 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;... Read more
Arizona Lawmakers Consider New Resale Ticketing Bill
Some Arizona lawmakers are working toward making resale ticketing rules more relaxed with new legislation. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. T.J. Schope, R-Coolidge, at a House Commerce meeting last week, would allow consumers the ability to do whatever they’d like with their unwanted tickets. Additionally, the bill... Read more
Major Mark Down On Super Bowl LIII Tickets Leading Up To Weekend
Super Bowl LIII ticket prices have dropped tremendously since yesterday; looking at ticket margins, brokers on the secondary market are likely concerned with the lack of sales they’re receiving each day. The only solution ticket brokers have to get rid of their inventory is to continually drop their prices... Read more
Super Bowl Ticket Prices Spike Up Ahead Of Game Day
Super Bowl tickets to see the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots this weekend have slightly increased in price on the secondary market as game day approaches. While the game did not seem particularly appealing to all NFL fans at first, an interest definitely spiked as the... Read more
The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma
By: Taylor Porco 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... Read more
Ticketek Launches Price-Capped Ticket Exchange System
The Australian-based ticketing company Ticketek announced plans to launch a price-capped ticket exchange system, Ticketek Marketplace, later this month. Ticketek Marketplace will cap resale tickets at 10 percent above face value. In order to guarantee that tickets are valid, the original ticket’s barcode will be cancelled and a new... Read more
Ireland Legislation To Ban Bots, Enforce Resale Ticketing Cap
The Ireland Cabinet has agreed to ban the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value, as well as ticketing bots. Back in 2017, the Prohibition of Above-Cost Ticket Touting Bill was introduced, and last month, after debating, it did not seem like the Ireland... Read more