Wakeman: Lessons Learned From the Man Suing Ticketmaster
I had a chance to sit down and chat with Eric Fuller (link to the podcast) , a broker that has become well known in ticketing circles for his lawsuits against ScoreBig and Ticketmaster, to discuss his ongoing lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the current state of tickets in the United States. The conversation... Read more
SeatGeek Expands Global Reach By Hiring International General Manager
James McClure joins SeatGeek having previously grown Airbnb and Google in new markets  SeatGeek today announced the hiring of James McClure as the  company’s first ever General Manager International. In this new role, James will lead and grow the  business across Europe, while based out of SeatGeek’s London office.... Read more
Reps. Pascrell, Pallone Call for FTC Crack Down on Ticketing
Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a letter sent to Joseph Simons, the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), calling on the agency to crack down on what they perceive to be anti-consumer practices present in the industry on both the primary and... Read more
TickPick Furthers Growth By Acquiring Ticketing Search Aggregator Rukkus
TickPick Gains Access to Rukkus’ Most Advanced Seat-View Functionality with High-Def Images offering 360-degree Views of Sporting and Entertainment Venues TickPick, the no-fee ticket marketplace that is transforming the industry, announced today that it has acquired a significant portion of the assets of Rukkus, an advanced ticket inventory aggregator.... Read more
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) to Discuss Ticketing Legislation at Ticket Summit
Congressman Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey democrat with a long history of involvement in the regulatory side of ticketing, will be speaking at Ticket Summit in Las Vegas. Mr. Pascrell, who has represented the Garden State in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, will join the Legislative Issues... Read more
Former StubHub, Ticketbis Employees Launch “Tracer” Blockchain System
A group of former Stubhub and Ticketbis employees have teamed up to form Tracer, a new high-tech solution they say will beat ticket scalpers/touts, in hopes to shake up the ticketing industry. Carmen Navarro, Tracer head of business development, explained that the company wanted to make ticketing “fairer and... Read more
CT Delegation Requests FTC To Monitor Google’s Rules for Ticket Resellers
At the request of the US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG), four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation, two senators and two representatives, wrote to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the commission monitor Google’s implementation of its new registration and certification of ticket resellers advertising through AdWords. Senators Richard... Read more
Ticket Touts To Face Unlimited Fines For Using Bots
Secondary ticketing sites will now face ‘unlimited fines’ in the UK by British courts if they’re caught using bots, according to the change in law yesterday. According to Metro UK, a law was changed yesterday that stops touts from using bots, or automated software, to purchase numerous tickets at... Read more
New Jersey Legislature Kills Holdback Limits With No Hearings
A law was snuck through the New Jersey legislature over the weekend with no public hearing, bringing potential changes to the way ticket resale is regulated in the Garden State. Most notably, the legislation removes a 5% cap on held back tickets that had been in place since 2009.... Read more
Ticketmaster Releases $25 Tickets For 40 Shows In Indiana
Live Nation kicked-off their 4th of July ‘Ticket Explosion’ today with tickets to 40 concerts throughout Indiana for only $25. Fans throughout the state can purchase $25 All-In Tickets to select shows at Ruoff Home Mortgage Center, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, and Old National... Read more