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UK regulator raises fresh concerns over Viagogo/StubHub merger

British regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the merger of secondary ticketing firms Viagogo and StubHub. Its latest update on the investigation isn’t good news for those companies....
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StubHub president to leave as company announces more layoffs

Secondary ticketing company StubHub isn’t having a good 2020, by any stretch of the imagination. Not only has the live industry shut down in many countries, but the eBay subsidiary’s planned $4bn acquisition by...
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Austrian Supreme Court orders more transparency for Viagogo

In what is seen as a landmark decision, the Supreme Court in Austria has ruled that ticket re-selling site Viagogo must disclose the name and address of ticket sellers before a sale can be made on the platform. The court...
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UK watchdog orders StubHub and Viagogo to pause their merger

The latest scrap between a regulator and secondary ticketing service Viagogo is, once again, in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has tangled with the company in the past, and now it has served an ‘initial...
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UK watchdog threatens StubHub with court action over website

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has long been a thorn in the side of secondary ticketing firm Viagogo. Now it’s also training its sights on StubHub, the company that Viagogo is in the process of buying...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...