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
eBay Negotiates Future of StubHub, Classifieds With Investors
eBay is reportedly in active negotiations with activist investors Starboard Value and Elliott Management, which could lead to the company’s split with StubHub and its Classifieds unit. According to The Wall Street Journal, eBay is close to settling a dispute to give the activists a seat on its board,... Read more
Scottish Artist Lashes Out At Viagogo After His Tickets Tripled In Price
Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi lashed out at secondary ticketing site Viagogo, claiming he’ll find a way to cancel resellers’ tickets after seats to his upcoming UK tour appeared on the resell site for three times the original price. The 22-year-old rising star, who is making noise in the music... 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
Utah Officials Propose Bill To Limit Ticket Resale Restrictions
Utah officials have introduced a bill in the house committee that would make it easier to resell tickets without numerous restrictions. In an effort to eliminate ticket scalpers or online bots, multiple artists have put rules into place to make it harder for people to resell tickets. Some rules... Read more