Tag: secondary ticketing

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Ticketmaster exec talks politicians, touts and dynamic pricing

Ticketmaster International's SVP of insight and marketing Sophie Crosby has addressed the debate around secondary ticketing and online touting, criticising British politicians who launched an inquiry into ticket abuse in...
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Ed Sheeran manager takes aim at ‘abhorrent’ ticket touting

Credit to Ed Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp for not mincing his words when it comes to his campaign against inflated secondary-ticketing prices. “We do it because I think it’s abhorrent that some bastard is harvesting...
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Viagogo heads to court with Australian competition regulator

Viagogo has become one of the magnets for anger about the state of the secondary-ticketing market. Now the company is being taken to court by Australian competition authority the ACCC. It’s accusing Viagogo of failing...
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Secondary ticketing value down 2% for Live Nation

Live Nation has announced a strong set of quarterly financial results, with revenues up 29% year-on-year to $2.82bn in the second quarter of 2017. The company’s net profit rose from $37.7m a year ago to $81.5m in Q2 this...
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Which? claims ‘first-class confusion’ over secondary ticketing

UK consumer-rights organisation Which? has published a new report into secondary ticketing, identifying “first-class confusion” around that market. Among its findings: 17% of tickets for a Lady Gaga concert at The...
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Ed Sheeran cancels 10k tickets on secondary websites

As one of the hottest tickets on the current touring scene, Ed Sheeran is understandably also one of the most sought-after artists on secondary services. His team are trying to tackle touting though: this week they have...
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Paid search may be driving secondary ticketing popularity

The UK’s FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against abuses in the secondary-ticketing market, has published some new research on how secondary services are using search-engine marketing. The body analysed ticketing for...
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StubHub trumpets its latest social features

Like other secondary-ticketing services, StubHub has been something of a controversy-magnet in recent times. However, the company has also made headlines with some of its technological developments. The latest involves...
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Trouble buying Adele or Ed Sheeran tickets? FanFair Alliance wants to help

Last year, the UK’s FanFair Alliance focused on bringing managers and other music-industry entities together to campaign against online touting. In 2017, its focus is expanding to include an educational outreach to music...
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FanFair Alliance welcomes UK government’s touting crackdown

British anti-secondary ticketing organisation the FanFair Alliance was cheering on Friday, after the UK government announced a series of measures designed to crack down on ticket touting. That includes criminalising the...
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Amazon Tickets GM rules out move into secondary ticketing

Amazon will not be moving into the secondary ticketing market, with Amazon Tickets general manager Geraldine Wilson also criticising other ticket retailers for hidden costs that the customer only sees when they get to the...
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Viagogo slammed over Ed Sheeran cancer-benefit tickets

Secondary-ticketing site Viagogo is facing strong criticism in the UK, after it was found to be reselling tickets for a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig by Ed Sheeran. The £75 tickets were found on Viagogo for prices...