Tag: secondary ticketing
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...
September 25, 2017
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...
September 7, 2017
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...
August 29, 2017
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...
August 10, 2017
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...
July 21, 2017
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...
July 19, 2017
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...
July 10, 2017
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...
April 12, 2017
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...
March 20, 2017
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...
March 13, 2017
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...
March 13, 2017
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...
February 20, 2017