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Songkick has sold nearly 500k Adele tickets so far

Concerts and ticketing tech firm Songkick has revealed some stats on its recent partnership selling Adele tickets directly to fans. The company has sold nearly 500k tickets for Adele on her recent tour, including two thirds...
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See Tickets and Gigantic sign up for FanFair Alliance

Anti-secondary ticketing body the FanFair Alliance has added a group of ticketing companies to its cause, including See Tickets, Gigantic, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory. All have signed the UK group’s ‘declaration...
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Adele tickets can only be resold on Twickets for (at most) face value

If you've been trying to get tickets to see Adele's gigs at Wembley Stadium in London next June and July, the sheer weight of demand may have made it a frustrating experience. Especially if you've also seen tickets for those...
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British MPs criticise ‘disturbing’ secondary ticketing issues

Earlier this week, the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee held an evidence session on secondary ticketing, which turned in to a bit of a grilling for Ticketmaster and StubHub’s representatives. That tone has continued...
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Music Ally Report 396 – A “Bloody Fortune”

Lead: Secondary ticketing is seen as fleecing the fans (according to its critics) or providing a valuable service that ticketing companies can’t or won’t offer (according to its supporters). Beyond that, however, is...
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Eventbrite CEO talks 2017 profitability and secondary ticketing

Launched a decade ago, self-serve ticketing platform Eventbrite has raised just shy of $200m, joining the 'unicorns' club of companies valued at more than $1bn in 2014. Now co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz says that in 2017,...
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Italy to regulate secondary ticketing after Live Nation furore

The UK may have been at the forefront of the anti-secondary ticketing movement thus far, but the focus has just shifted to Italy, where the government could ban the secondary market. It’s certainly talking tough: minister...
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Ticketmaster secondary sales have passed $1bn in 2016

Ticketmaster sold more than $1bn of secondary tickets in the first nine months of 2016, according to the latest financial results of its parent company Live Nation. Still a small part of its overall business, but growing...
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Twickets goes crowdfunding to continue secondary ticketing fight

Fan-to-fan ticket resale startup Twickets is hoping to draw a crowd to its latest funding round, as it tries to raise £700k on equity-crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The campaign is part of a wider funding round for the...
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Artists embarrass sponsor StubHub at UK’s Q Awards

Secondary ticketing is a very sensitive issue in the UK at the moment, so when StubHub decided to sponsor music magazine Q’s annual awards, it probably saw it as a charm offensive. Unfortunately for StubHub, a number...
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Analysis: what’s the real cost of secondary ticketing?

Chance The Rapper, Iron Maiden, Mumford & Sons, Pixies and more are getting louder and louder about what they see as the scourge of secondary ticketing. They feel fans are being fleeced and a stand has to be made. Beyond...
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Eventbrite working on bot-busting tech to beat the touts

Ticketing firm Eventbrite says that it is developing and testing technology that will prevent mass ticket purchasing by bots, as part of a wider industry kickback against the growing secondary market. “It is definitely...