Proposed New York Regulations Fail Consumers By Ignoring Holdbacks
New York’s laws related to ticketing are in the final stages of a proposed re-write, with the draft bill in Albany putting heavy emphasis on adding onerous regulations to the secondary ticket market. While it adds a number of regulatory hurdles for legal resale, it does nothing to address... Read more
The Price Fans Pay for the War on Ticket Bots
by Romy Oltusky Mounting tensions between artists, policy makers, and ticket brokers made news earlier this year when Eric Church voided a whopping 25,000 tickets to his Holdin’ My Own tour that the singer’s team identified as having been purchased by scalpers or bots. “The cancellations were to crack down... Read more
Ticket Summit Announces Industry Keynote Panel Lineup
by TicketNews Staff Ticket Summit recently announced the line-up for its keynote panel, The Ticketing Industry, to be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:30 PM. The panel will feature key leaders in the industry, including Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Russ D’Souza of SeatGeek,... Read more
Tickets On Sale Today – May 25, 2017
First-chance ticket purchase opportunities for concerts ranging from Kenny Rogers and Kid Rock to Marc Anthony and WWE Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live as well as general sales for more than a dozen Dead Cross dates and the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on December 28 headline... Read more
NFL Floor Pricing Sends Fans to Secondary Market for $20 Million in Savings
If you want to attend the Super Bowl, it’s going to cost you. So where should you look for the best tickets deals? Ask fans, and you’ll get a dozen different answers. Ask the NFL, and you’ll get only one answer: NFL on Location, the league’s primary market ticket... Read more
Hollywood Bowl Makes an Appearance in the Rankings
March 16, 2017 by Tammy Whaley Coming in the No. 10 spot in this weeks in the rankings is the Hollywood Bowl. Located in Hollywood, California the amphitheater has a very distinctive band shell and has the Hollywood Hills and the famed Hollywood sign as a backdrop. The bowl... Read more
The Interlude – “Are robot scalpers ripping you off? Do we need government to stop it?”
The following TechDirt Op-Ed co-authored by Anne Hobson (R Street Institute), and Christopher Koopman (Project for the Study of American Capitalism) questions whether Congress is genuinely interested in benefiting fans.  “Responding to fan complaints about the paucity of tickets, de facto monopolist Live Nation Entertainment points to the scourge of “bots”... Read more
DEVELOPING STORY — Vivid Seats Accused of “Bullying” Ticket Brokers
DTI Management reports that Vivid Seats recently contacted over 80 ticket brokers through emails and phone calls, offering best pricing to those brokers who would abandon DTI’s ticket management platform. DTI, a ticket inventory management platform and leading supplier of live event tickets to online resale marketplaces, states that... Read more
Live Nation admits up to 90% of tickets may never reach the general public
“‘Everybody in the industry knows that most of the best tickets for most of the shows are never sold to the public,’ said Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork…. (Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan) Hubbard put it this way: ‘The on-sale process is like a mysteriously devastating airplane farter: tickets leak out... Read more
RCN Capital recently launched a new financing program for ticket brokers, and the response to this program has been extremely positive. This financing option is the first unsecured form of financing offered by RCN Capital. Prior to this product launch, RCN Capital provided brokers with two primary forms of... Read more