Tag: secondary market
TicketSwap hires FastForward founder Chris Carey
Dutch secondary-ticketing firm TicketSwap has hired former EMI/Universal Music insight director Chris Carey as its new head of international marketing. The company aims to make secondary ticketing “fairer, safer and more...
December 3, 2019
Viagogo buys StubHub for $4bn but critics aren’t impressed
The world of secondary ticketing just got smaller – although perhaps not for the reasons those in the industry opposed to industrialised scalping might have hoped. Viagogo has moved to acquire rival secondary platform StubHub...
November 26, 2019
Ticketing exchange Lyte announces a $15m funding round
Here’s a new buzzphrase for the live-music industry: ‘post-primary ticketing’. What’s that? According to ticketing firm Lyte, it’s “private label ticketing services offered to fans by the most iconic sports and...
October 10, 2019
Google suspends Viagogo from its paid-search results
Anti-touting campaigners in the UK have been cheering mightily at the news that Google is suspending secondary-ticketing service Viagogo from its paid-search results. That means that people searching for concert tickets will...
July 18, 2019
UK regulator pursues Viagogo for contempt of court
Secondary ticketing firm Viagogo has been under fire in the UK for some time from politicians, regulators and anti-touting campaigners alike. The latest development sees the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announcing...
July 5, 2019
European Parliament backs continent-wide ticket-bot ban
Sorry, make that *three* pieces of new legislation in Europe that have implications for the music industry. Alongside the new copyright directive and new platform-to-business regulations, there’s also a crackdown afoot...
April 18, 2019
Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo faces more UK legal action
Earlier this year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) set a deadline for secondary-ticketing sites to improve the information they provided about tickets listed for resale. Most complied, but Viagogo has been...
March 6, 2019
eBay launches ‘strategic review’ that includes StubHub
Ticketmaster recently shut down its secondary-ticketing websites GetMeIn and Seatwave in Europe last year, shifting the option for fans to resell tickets to its own platform instead. Now could eBay be getting rid of its secondary-ticketing...
March 5, 2019
German court makes key ruling on secondary-ticketing prices
Attention in the debate about secondary ticketing and touting has shifted to Germany this week, where the Hanover regional court has made an important ruling. According to the court, it is officially anti-competitive to sell...
January 31, 2019
Viagogo ‘compliant’ with new UK rules on secondary ticketing
Last Thursday (17 January) was the deadline set by the UK’s competition watchdog the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for secondary-ticketing sites to change the way they listed tickets offered for resale....
January 21, 2019
New organisation takes aim at ticket-touting across Europe
Europe has a new campaigning group taking aim at inflated ticket-reselling. It’s called the Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT for short) and has been founded by a group of promoters who’ve worked with artists...
January 18, 2019
Viagogo ordered to stop selling Rammstein tickets in Germany
2018 has been a pretty bad year for secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo – on a public-relations and legal level, at least, since insight into the company’s financial performance is limited. In the UK, Viagogo has been...
November 26, 2018