Broker Lawsuit Against Dodgers Will Head To Trial In 2021
Last year, four brokers sued the Los Angeles Dodgers for breach of contract and other violations of state law stemming from the team’s decision to cancel the season tickets of hundreds of ticket brokers and then move that inventory to another vendor. Now, a trial date has been set... Read more
Lawsuit Filed Against Dodgers Following Consolidation of Secondary Market
It’s Opening Day across Major League Baseball, but the 2017 National League pennant-winning Los Angeles Dodgers got a bit of a dark cloud with the fresh start. Several ticket brokers filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles alleging breach of contract and other violations of... Read more
What’s 2018 Hold for the Secondary Market? Ticket Brokers Weigh In
by Dave Wakeman, Special to Ticket News As we head into 2018, I reached out to a bunch of brokers and prominent thought leaders on tickets and the secondary market for their opinions on what would be the big challenges and opportunities for the industry in the new year.... Read more
Opinion: Live Entertainment’s Demand Dilemma
by Charles Kaufman – Special to TicketNews I recently sold some tickets to Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden: Section 106, Row 1- terrific seats; did it for a friend of mine who had two pairs of tickets and wanted to part with one of them. I listed the tickets for $235... Read more
Opinion: Unraveling Ticketmaster’s “Fan Friendly” Facade
by Silence Dogood, Special to Ticket News Do as I say. Don’t do as I do. If you were paying attention, there was a recent legislative round table in Albany, New York regarding ticket resale. In the room were representatives from several venues around the state, a few people on... Read more
Broker Files Lawsuit Alleging Ticketmaster Used an Exchange Rate Dodge to Underpay Brokers for Tickets Sold in Canada
Ticket broker Eric Fuller has filed a class action lawsuit in California alleging Ticketmaster/Live Nation (NASDAQ: LYV) failed to account for the exchange rate between U.S. and Canadian dollars when paying for tickets sold through its resale platform for events in Canada. The suit calls for relief based on... Read more
There are Millions of Seats to Fill. Ticket Brokers Help Fill Them
by Gary Adler, Special to TicketNews In the multi-billion dollar ticket market the competition is fierce. Live events engender consumer passion that is rarely matched in other industries, especially for hot events. However, the reality is not every game or concert tour is a blockbuster where demand outweighs supply... Read more
NATB Looks Forward as Industry Continues to Expand
The second week in July was a big one in the ticketing business. Basically everyone of consequence in the secondary marketplaces packed up and headed to Las Vegas as a pair of key conferences got underway on the strip. One, the World Ticket Conference (WTC), saw the National Association... Read more