Tag: secondary ticketing

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Viagogo sues Kilimanjaro Live over ticket cancellations

The already-heated debate around secondary ticketing in the UK has stepped up a notch: secondary firm Viagogo is suing promoter Kilimanjaro Live for its recent cancellations of Ed Sheeran tickets resold through the platform. Viagogo...
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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.
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Chinese secondary-ticketing firm Moretickets raises $60m

In the west, secondary-ticketing platforms are increasingly controversial in terms of their role within the music industry. In China, though, one of the most popular sites has just raised a significant funding round.  Moretickets’...
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StubHub defends itself against secondary-ticketing criticism

The UK has become a focal point for the debate about secondary-ticketing platforms, their impact on fans and their interaction with artists and the music industry. Much of that debate has been in one direction: criticism...
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Fair Ticketing Alliance Code of Practice is bad news for Viagogo

We knew that anyone who’d bought tickets for Ed Sheeran on secondary site Viagogo would have to buy a proper ticket on the doors before being let in. Last week at Wembley Stadium, those fans had to queue up at desks with...
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Fair Ticketing Alliance co-founder defends secondary ticketing

The UK recently got a new body to campaign in support of secondary ticketing: the Fair Ticketing Alliance. It’s thus in direct opposition to the FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against what it sees as abusive practices...
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StubHub says many of its artist partnerships aren’t public

StubHub is one of the platforms that takes flak in the debate over secondary ticketing. The company’s general manager of music and theatre for North America, Jeff Poirier, has been defending its position – and claiming...
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Live Nation reported record revenues of $10.3bn for 2017

2017 was a good year for Live Nation in financial terms, with the live-entertainment giant’s revenues rising by 24% to $10.3bn last year, according to its latest financial results. 86 million people attended concerts...
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Google tickets: FanFair Alliance sees ‘room for improvement’

Yesterday, we reported on Google implementing its new policy for secondary ticketing ads on its search engine. Now UK lobbying group FanFair Alliance has issued its response, which welcomes the changes while urging Google...
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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...
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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...
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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...