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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...
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British MPs criticise ‘disturbing’ secondary ticketing issues

Earlier this week, the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee held an evidence session on secondary ticketing, which turned in to a bit of a grilling for Ticketmaster and StubHub’s representatives. That tone has continued...
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Music Ally Report 396 – A “Bloody Fortune”

Lead: Secondary ticketing is seen as fleecing the fans (according to its critics) or providing a valuable service that ticketing companies can’t or won’t offer (according to its supporters). Beyond that, however, is...
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Eventbrite CEO talks 2017 profitability and secondary ticketing

Launched a decade ago, self-serve ticketing platform Eventbrite has raised just shy of $200m, joining the 'unicorns' club of companies valued at more than $1bn in 2014. Now co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz says that in 2017,...
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Italy to regulate secondary ticketing after Live Nation furore

The UK may have been at the forefront of the anti-secondary ticketing movement thus far, but the focus has just shifted to Italy, where the government could ban the secondary market. It’s certainly talking tough: minister...