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Secondary ticketing firm TicketSwap raises $10m funding

Dutch firm TicketSwap pitches itself as an “ethical ticket resale platform”, letting fans buy or swap tickets for live events with a 20% cap on how much they can charge over the original price. More than five million...
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Viagogo told to sell StubHub’s business outside North America

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its verdict on secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s acquisition of rival StubHub. The regulator says Viagogo will have to sell StubHub’s business...
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FTC fines three ticket brokers in first BOTS Act litigation

It still feels a little strange to be writing about ticket touting (scalping) controversies, given that the bottom has dropped out of the secondary ticketing market just as it has the live industry more generally. The concerns...
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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...