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
Ticketmaster UK Admits Data Breach From Third-Party Supplier
Ticketmaster has admitted that the company suffered a security breach this past weekend from a third-party supplier. The Ticketmaster data breach reportedly included personal and payment information for 40,000 users in the United Kingdom. The company confirmed on Twitter that malicious software caused the hack on the third-party support product... Read more
VetFest 141 Offers BOGO Tickets To Four-Day Music Festival For Veterans
A U.S. Air Force veteran and his long-time friend have teamed up to present the first VetFest 141, a four-day festival in Oswego, Illinois which offers buy-one-give-one tickets for veterans. Kevin Fialko, owner of Oswego Junction Mall and Prohibition Sports Bar, is a U.S. Air Force Veteran. His friend,... Read more
Ticketmaster Partners With Vet Tix For Free, Discounted Veteran Tickets
Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, announced it is partnering with Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix, to provide a real-time feed of live event tickets to their 780,000 veterans of all eras, current servicemembers including Guard and Reserves, immediate family members of those killed in action, and caretakers of VetTixers.... Read more
Ticketmaster Barcodes Fail At Foo Fighters Show, Fans Left Outside Venue
Foo Fighters fans were left outside Tuesday night at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium after their tickets were rejected at the barcode reading turnstiles due to a ‘human error.’ For hours, fans crowded outside, waiting for Ticketmaster UK to rectify the situation. Some fans were allowed into the venue at 6:20... Read more