Ticketmaster President Responds to CBC/Toronto Star Resale Reports
On Tuesday, in the wake of negative reports related to its practices in ticket resale and following a letter demanding answers from a pair of U.S. Senators, Ticketmaster’s Jared Smith wrote a blog post defending his company’s policies, posted to a company blog site. In it, the Ticketmaster president... Read more
Senators Moran, Blumenthal Question Ticketmaster Practices
United States Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have composed a letter with several questions for Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino in the wake of last week’s CBC/Toronto Star reporting Ticketmaster resale practices. The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer... Read more
Ticketmaster Facing Class-Action Lawsuits for Alleged Anti-Consumer Policies
At least two class action lawsuits are brewing against Ticketmaster in the wake of this week’s reporting by the CBC and Toronto Star on the company’s pro-broker resale operations. One stems from a Regina, Saskatchawan-based lawyer who told CTV he has been working on the lawsuit for six months.... Read more
Ticketmaster Resale Under Fire After Scathing Reports
Ticketmaster is under fire from multiple media outlets in the wake of reports by the CBC and the Toronto Star that outlined pro-broker programs the ticketing giant operates. The reports, which discussed the company’s resale branch and its policies, as well as indications that it turns a blind eye... Read more
Ticketmaster Resale Announced as Sponsor, Presenter at Ticket Summit 2018
Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, today announced that Ticketmaster Resale will sponsor the July 2018 conference and give a dedicated session at the event. Ticket Summit is scheduled for July 16-18, 2018 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. As part of... Read more
Taylor Swift Reputation Tour Sale Leaves Some Fans Fuming
Emotions ran high when tickets to the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour finally went on sale to the general public on Tuesday morning for dates throughout the U.S. Given the high demand stoked by the months-long buildup and “Verified Fan” presale process that allowed users to pay (or tweet)... Read more
Monopoly Is Not A Game When It Comes To Tickets
by Gary Adler, Special to TicketNews It is beyond dispute that the ticket resale market is growing at an enormous rate. So much so that Live Nation/Ticketmaster has targeted it as a strategic growth market. The secondary market has thrived because legitimate ticket resellers and marketplaces provide great customer... Read more
New South Wales Announces Plans to Crack Down on the Ticket Industry
The Australian state of New South Wales’ government announced they will set a number of new rules of the ticketing market, including a ten percent cap on resale prices, as part of a revision to the Fair Trading Act, according to Business Insider. This news comes just days after... Read more
Resale Option for Mayweather-McGregor Vanishes from Ticketmaster
Prices went down, prices went up; Mayweather advised fans to buy secondary, Dave Brooks called him “shady; there certainly has not been a dull moment on the business side of the Mayweather-McGregor fight, and with just a day until the big event, today has been no exception. TicketNews has... Read more
Lively Discussion Anchors Ticket Summit Industry Keynote
While opportunities for learning and networking abounded at day one of Ticket Summit, the marquee event was the keynote panel, featuring some industry leaders in a lively discussion on the ticketing industry as a whole. Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Curtis Cheng of DTI Management,... Read more