Guest Commentary: Why Is The Secondary Ticket Sale Market Hated By Most Fans But Still Thriving?
Fans continue to vent their anger online about being unable to get face value tickets for many concerts, sporting events and popular shows and most of their disdain is directed towards scalpers (or ‘touts’ for our UK readers). However, is it fair that professional scalpers selling tickets in the... Read more
Since 2007, New York state law has allowed the resale of tickets for profit; however, the law that legalized such resale expires this month, forcing the state legislature to reexamine the rules governing the secondary ticket market. While it is unlikely that New York will revert to an outright... Read more
Does proposed Fairness in Ticketing Act really have Tennessee fans in mind?
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. a hearing will take place in Tennessee discussing the proposed Fairness in Ticketing Act (SB3441/HB3437). The bill — supported by Ticketmaster-funded Fans First Coaltion and the Tennesee Sports & Entertainment Coaltion (TSEIC), a group comprised of venues, management teams, and event... Read more
Goldenvoice, the company behind major music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach, has proposed a plan “to hold up to five annual events for eighteen years,” as reported by The Desert Sun. All five of the events would take place in Indio, California in a desert just east of Los Angeles.... Read more
‘Paperless Ticketing’ class action suit filed against Ticketmaster, Live Nation
A recent class action lawsuit, filed September 10, 2012 in the United States District Court in New York, alleges that Live Nation and Ticketmaster violated New York state law by offering solely paperless ticketing. The suit, brought in relation to tickets purchased for a Swedish House Mafia event on... Read more
The Great White Way is beginning to look like a ghost town as more shows play their final performances and the lineup continues to thin. Several Broadway shows, particularly the family-friendly productions, experienced decreased ticket sales through the week ending September 9 and for the shows that did see... Read more
Broadway ticket sales continued their descent through the Labor Day weekend with a decrease of nearly $28,000 from the previous week; however, despite the overall drop, several shows experienced a significant jump in sales — once again the show’s playing their final performances had the greatest increase. According to... Read more
StubHub UK expands into Premier League
After operating in the United Kingdom for a mere six months, StubHub has already managed to score a hat trick — signing deals with three of England’s football clubs to serve as their official ticket resale site. The UK maintains strict laws over the resale of tickets to football... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Ticket Summit® Launches Webinar Series: Ticket Summit® Plus Features Business Development Webinars Hosted by Industry Experts South Windsor, CT—Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, recently launched its new Ticket Summit® Plus webinar series as part of its year-round... Read more
For the hundreds of players competing to make a National Football League roster, the NFL’s four-game exhibition season is the most important thing in the world. But the same sense of urgency isn’t shared by most fans, who tend to stay away from preseason games. That will be particularly... Read more