Tag: secondary market
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...
June 15, 2021
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...
February 3, 2021
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...
January 25, 2021
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....
June 12, 2020
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...
May 29, 2020
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...
May 8, 2020
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...
February 11, 2020
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...
January 30, 2020
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