Tag: secondary ticketing
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
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
The UK’s competition watchdog is taking Viagogo to court
The UK is currently the bellwether country for some interesting changes to the way the secondary-ticketing market works, not to mention how regulators and legislators approach it.
September 3, 2018
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...
February 7, 2018
Google ‘tightens standards’ on secondary-ticketing search ads
Google has implemented a new policy on secondary-ticketing websites, which will now have to ‘radically increase their transparency’ to be certified to book advertising on its platform. To be certified, secondary sites...
February 7, 2018
Guest Column: How blockchain can help to fix the secondary ticketing market
This guest column comes from Maarten Bloemers, CEO and co-founder of GUTS: "The secondary ticketing market has recently been under scrutiny in the UK, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) this month publishing...
December 21, 2017
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...
November 24, 2017
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....
October 31, 2017
Ticketmaster exec talks politicians, touts and dynamic pricing
Ticketmaster International's SVP of insight and marketing Sophie Crosby has addressed the debate around secondary ticketing and online touting, criticising British politicians who launched an inquiry into ticket abuse in...
September 25, 2017
Ed Sheeran manager takes aim at ‘abhorrent’ ticket touting
Credit to Ed Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp for not mincing his words when it comes to his campaign against inflated secondary-ticketing prices. “We do it because I think it’s abhorrent that some bastard is harvesting...
September 7, 2017
Viagogo heads to court with Australian competition regulator
Viagogo has become one of the magnets for anger about the state of the secondary-ticketing market. Now the company is being taken to court by Australian competition authority the ACCC. It’s accusing Viagogo of failing...
August 29, 2017