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Industry reacts to Ticketmaster’s U-turn on secondary ticketing

You will hopefully have seen our news alert yesterday on the news that Ticketmaster is decommissioning its two secondary ticketing sites in Europe. From October, GET ME IN! and Seatwave will be replaced by a new fan-to-fan...
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Google tickets: FanFair Alliance sees ‘room for improvement’

Yesterday, we reported on Google implementing its new policy for secondary ticketing ads on its search engine. Now UK lobbying group FanFair Alliance has issued its response, which welcomes the changes while urging Google...
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Eventbrite joins the UK’s FanFair Alliance lobbying group

Ticketing firm Eventbrite has joined UK lobbying group the FanFair Alliance, to ‘support the fight against industrial-scale online ticket touting’. This follows Eventbrite’s partnership with face-value-resale platform...
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Google tightens rules on ticket-reseller advertising

Google is updating its rules on how ticket-resellers can advertise on its search engine, with the changes due to take effect in January 2018. Secondary ticketing services globally will have to be certified with Google...
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FanFair Alliance surveys consumers on secondary ticketing

UK-based campaigning group the FanFair Alliance has published a study of consumer attitudes towards the secondary ticketing market. Disclosure: Music Ally worked on the report, alongside market-research company AudienceNet....
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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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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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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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Tout-cast: music managers take on secondary ticketing

Ticket touting at scale is a consequence of digital and its solution, alongside legislation may also lie in digital. The establishment of the FanFair Alliance– led by artist managers, but also marshalling others in the...