Tag: secondary ticketing

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Paid search may be driving secondary ticketing popularity

The UK’s FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against abuses in the secondary-ticketing market, has published some new research on how secondary services are using search-engine marketing. The body analysed ticketing for...
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StubHub trumpets its latest social features

Like other secondary-ticketing services, StubHub has been something of a controversy-magnet in recent times. However, the company has also made headlines with some of its technological developments. The latest involves...
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Trouble buying Adele or Ed Sheeran tickets? FanFair Alliance wants to help

Last year, the UK’s FanFair Alliance focused on bringing managers and other music-industry entities together to campaign against online touting. In 2017, its focus is expanding to include an educational outreach to music...
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FanFair Alliance welcomes UK government’s touting crackdown

British anti-secondary ticketing organisation the FanFair Alliance was cheering on Friday, after the UK government announced a series of measures designed to crack down on ticket touting. That includes criminalising the...
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Amazon Tickets GM rules out move into secondary ticketing

Amazon will not be moving into the secondary ticketing market, with Amazon Tickets general manager Geraldine Wilson also criticising other ticket retailers for hidden costs that the customer only sees when they get to the...
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Viagogo slammed over Ed Sheeran cancer-benefit tickets

Secondary-ticketing site Viagogo is facing strong criticism in the UK, after it was found to be reselling tickets for a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig by Ed Sheeran. The £75 tickets were found on Viagogo for prices...
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GUTS Tickets aims to tackle touting with blockchain technology

We’ve seen a growing cluster of startups using blockchain technology to try to solve some of the problems in the recorded-music ecosystem. Now there’s one applying the tech to the issue of online ticket touting. Amsterdam-based...
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New moves suggested for UK secondary ticketing crackdown

The UK could be in line for the toughest anti-secondary ticketing regime yet, thanks to amendments being suggested to a digital economy bill that is currently making its way through the Westminster system. “Among them...
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Ed Sheeran ‘vehemently opposed’ to secondary ticketing

Ed Sheeran is “deeply concerned” about secondary ticketing, according to his representatives. And no surprise: after tickets for his next set of UK concerts went on sale, they quickly appeared on secondary sites for massive...
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Songkick has sold nearly 500k Adele tickets so far

Concerts and ticketing tech firm Songkick has revealed some stats on its recent partnership selling Adele tickets directly to fans. The company has sold nearly 500k tickets for Adele on her recent tour, including two thirds...
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See Tickets and Gigantic sign up for FanFair Alliance

Anti-secondary ticketing body the FanFair Alliance has added a group of ticketing companies to its cause, including See Tickets, Gigantic, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory. All have signed the UK group’s ‘declaration...
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Adele tickets can only be resold on Twickets for (at most) face value

If you've been trying to get tickets to see Adele's gigs at Wembley Stadium in London next June and July, the sheer weight of demand may have made it a frustrating experience. Especially if you've also seen tickets for those...