Category Archive: Touting



09
Mar

What The Budget could mean for ticket touts

Photo: Ed Sheeran Following the release of yesterday’s budget, it seems the government are serious about tackling the controversial practices of secondary ticketing companies like StubHub, Get Me In and Viagogo. The new proposals follow Prime Minister Theresa May’s response to a question by Nigel Adams at PMQs about Viagogo selling tickets to a cancer…

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01
Mar

Waiting List Explained

Photo: Bongo’s Bingo Despite only launching in December last year, Waiting List has already enjoyed enormous success with thousands of fans managing to bag tickets to sold out events. It’s also been benefiting promoters who use the feature as returned and resold tickets go directly to genuine fans automatically, while the secondary ticketing market is…

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19
Feb

Viagogo accused of “moral repugnance” after Ed Sheeran charity tickets appear on site with excessive mark up

Image: Ed Sheeran In what might be one of the most unsavoury developments in secondary ticketing yet, tickets for a sold-out charity concert Ed Sheeran will be performing at have appeared on re-sell websites for extortionate prices. Sheeran, who is no stranger to being targetted by touts, will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall…

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07
Feb

Skiddle contributes to GIT piece on touting

UK music site Getintothis, the good folk behind the GIT Award, have published an excellent investigative piece into the secondary ticketing market which involves interviews with music promoters, Ticketmaster, and our Head of Content & Communication Jimmy Coultas. It’s a well-rounded assessment of what the practice causes on the impact secondary selling has on the music…

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11
Jan

Robbie Williams’ management listed tickets straight onto secondary sites according to BBC

Photo: Robbie Williams Despite signing a Harvey Goldsmith petition which deplored the practices of the secondary ticketing market and its industrial scale exploitation of fans, it’s been alleged that Robbie Williams and his management team ie:music has been putting tickets for the singer’s upcoming tour directly onto Get Me In and Seatwave, at inflated prices. As investigated by the Victoria Deryshire…

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06
Jan

New feature ‘Waiting List’ already a success

Photo: Eric Prydz at Creamfields Credit: Anthony Mooney At the tail end of last year we launched an exciting new smarter ticketing innovation – Waiting List. The latest in a series of website developments aimed at making the ticketing experience as easy and stress free as possible whilst at the same time cutting out the secondary ticketing market,…

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