House Committee Sets Ticketing Industry Hearing for February 26
The schedule has been set for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s hearing on the ticketing ecosystem, which will take place on Wednesday, February 26 in Washington D.C. Titled “In the Dark: Lack of Transparency in the Live Event Ticketing Industry,” the hearing will kick off at 10... Read more
BBB Drops Vivid Seats’ A-Plus Rating Amid Complaints Of Ticket Billing, Delivery Issues
UPDATE (as of Monday, February 10 at 5 p.m. EST): Vivid Seats commented on the BBB’s “No Rating.”  “It is our goal that every customer has a positive experience when buying tickets from Vivid Seats, because earning the trust of millions of customers is how we were named one... Read more
Vivid Seats Lobbyists Set Up In Canada Battle Over Fair Ticketing
Secondary ticketing site Vivid Seats is lobbying the federal government in Canada over fair ticketing practices. StrategyCorp’s three lobbyists, Troy Sherman, Brian Teefy, and John Duffy, registered on behalf of Chicago-based Vivid Seats last week, and are set to target Canadian Heritage, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the... Read more
Report: K-Pop, Hip-Hop Concerts Sell Most Single Tickets
Concerts tend to be a group experience, but a decent amount of people head to a show alone, depending on the genre. According to a report by Quartz, which received data from the secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, hip-hop, K-pop, and alternative concertgoers have the highest average in terms... Read more
Fuller: V is for Viagogo, Rather Than Vivid for Stubhub Sale
by Eric Fuller Viagogo buys StubHub. Is the ticket world about to be dominated by leaders named Eric? Very interesting news announced today. Viagogo is the buyer of StubHub. First, an admission: I was wrong. This is why I never play Hangman. First letter “V”, but the word was... Read more
House Committee Announces Investigation Into Live Event Ticketing
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Thursday it would be investigating the live event ticketing industry, looking for “potential unfair and deceptive practices” within, according to a press release. Letters were sent to Live Nation, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Tickets.com, StubHub, Vivid Seats, and TicketNetwork requesting details on... Read more
Fuller: Duopoly? What if Vivid Seats Bought StubHub?
Tick-tock on the clock But the party don’t stop TiK ToK by Kesha The drumbeat is getting louder. More and more traffic is coming through my channels. “Vivid is buying StubHub,” “The deal is very close.” If this were to happen, there would really only be two major players... Read more
Vivid Seats Reportedly Among Potential StubHub Suitors
Vivid Seats LLC is reportedly among the interested parties as eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) considers spinning off leading ticket resale marketplace StubHub, according to numerous outlets. Bloomberg says that Silver Lake and KKR & Co. are also among those considering a bid, and that bids could range as high as $3... Read more
StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Vivid Seats Launches New Rewards Program, Redesigned Mobile App
The secondary ticketing company Vivid Seats launched Vivid Seats Rewards today, a loyalty program that will allow fans to earn credit based on how much they buy on the site. Once fans sign into the Vivid Seats mobile app, which has been fully redesigned, they will be automatically enrolled... Read more