Firefly Music Festival Ditches StubHub For TickPick
Firefly Music Festival, set to take place in Dover, Delaware this summer, parted ways with StubHub and announced TickPick as its third-party ticket vendor and official resale partner. The festival, which will run June 14-17, will feature a TickPick “Will Call” booth, offering an allotment of face-value passes for... Read more
Former Live Nation Exec Joins New Irish Ticketing Site, Tixserve
Tixserve, the B2B digital ticketing platform that launched last year, just added international ticketing specialist Tim Chambers to their team. Chambers isn’t new to the ticketing world — he’s held jobs in the industry for over 20 years. His notable positions include: former VP of European Development at Ticketmaster,... Read more
Ticketing Without Barriers Makes Ticket Buying Inclusive For Disabled Fans
Concerts are an ample part of our society – something that music fans relish in – and should be made accessible to any human. However, people with a disability consistently find that buying tickets is not only difficult, but sometimes impossible. A lot of ticketing sites don’t make it... Read more
Opinion: Justice Department Should Push Back on The Ticketmaster Monopoly
It was no joke on April Fool’s Day when The New York Times reported in a major front page story that the U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into Live Nation/Ticketmaster and its alleged monopolistic abuses throughout the concert industry. The Times also reports that Live Nation/Ticketmaster... Read more
Italy Announces Million Euro Fine for Viagogo; Spain Investigating
Viagogo, secondary online ticket marketplace, has been fined one million Euros by the Italian antitrust agency, AGCM, for not complying with demands made by the agency last year. According to Pollstar, AGCM found that Viagogo was misleading customers by not making original ticket prices and their seats easily known.... Read more
Opinion: What does the Collapse of RazorGator Say About Ticketing Today?
Over the course of the week, news has been breaking about Razorgator going bust. Yesterday, the news was confirmed with Razorgator saying that they had entered “formal insolvency.” If you look around the ticketing internet, you will see a lot of comparisons to ScoreBig and a lot of talk... Read more
Google Ticketing Certification Asking Resellers to Surpass FTC Face Value Rules
As the guidelines and requirements of Google’s recent declaration continue to be unpacked and sorted out, one huge question hangs over the world of ticketing: According to the rules Google has proposed for secondary sales sites that want to be certified to advertise using their AdWords system, the Federal... Read more
The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Secondary Ticketing in 2018
by Dave Wakeman, special to TicketNews My friend, and first customer, when I left Americana Tickets to start my own venture back in 2006, Peter Shankman, says that he hates “prediction” posts because its often someone that has no real perspective or expertise from which to make the predictions... Read more
StubHub Responds to Ontario’s New Ticket Resale Law
After months of back-and-forth between Canadian lawmakers and ticket industry leaders, The Candian Press announced today that Ontario passed the Ticket Sales Act. The new law makes it illegal to use bot software or knowingly resell tickets purchased via bot software, bans tickets from being resold at more than... Read more
What does 2018 Hold for the Secondary Ticket Market? More Voices Chime In
by David Wakeman, Special to TicketNews I posted a piece with predictions for the secondary ticket market in 2018, but I have more predictions…so I need to do a part 2. Again, I asked people in the ticket industry…what is the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity in growing the industry in... Read more