Opinion: The Double Standard of Debenture Dealings, The Real Cause of Ticketing Fraud
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last year, Action Fraud received 4,755 reports of ticket fraud with the average victim is said to have lost around £365, this year will undoubtedly be no different. Summertime is open season for scammers, with Britain’s most sort after ticketed events crammed... Read more
Property Developer Nick Candy Invests £2 Million In Vibe Tickets
Nick Candy, a billionaire British property developer known for Candy Ventures, has invested £2 million in Vibe Tickets, acquiring a 23 percent stake in Vibe Group. Candy is funding his investment in Vibe through his private fund Candy Ventures, IQ Mag reports, making himself a minority shareholder. Luke Massie,... Read more
StubHub Reveals New Loyalty Program ‘StubHub Beyond’
The secondary ticketing site StubHub wants to give back to its most loyal customers by becoming the first secondary ticket marketplace to launch a loyalty program. Dubbed “StubHub Beyond,” the program is an auto-enrollment program for customers who have spent $10,000 or more on ticket purchases within a 12-month... Read more
StubHub Offers Up To $100 Off Concert Tickets ‘Spend and Save’ Promo
Concert junkies can save money this weekend through StubHub’s special summer promotional deal which offers customers up to $100 off their purchase on the secondary ticketing site. The “Spend and Save” promotion will allow customers to receive $25 off of a purchase of $250, $75 off of a purchase... Read more
StubHub Names Arnie Katz Chief Product & Technology Officer
StubHub has appointed three new members to its leadership team: Arnie Katz, vice president and chief product and technology officer; Miguel Giribet Giral as vice president of global eCommerce; and Stephanie Burns, vice president and general counsel. The new executive talent brings decades of combined business and eCommerce experience,... Read more
Marcus Stern of Any Tickets Joins US Minority Ticketing Group
The US Minority Ticketing Group is proud to announce Marcus Stern as a new member of the organization. Stern is the co-owner of Any Tickets, one of the most popular and well-known brokerages in the country. At age 17, he was working at a nursery when his sister, who... 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