Tag Archive: ticket touts



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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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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17
Nov

Parliament’s CMS Committee Recommends Fresh Investigation on ‘Ticket Abuse’

Photo: Parliament.UK Following Tuesday’s marathon Parliamentary debate, the Culture, Media and Sports Committee were left unsatisfied by representatives from high ranking companies in the Secondary Ticketing industry, as well as the primary, and have recommended that further investigation is warranted into the ticketing industry as a whole.  Their focus had been primarily on the use of…

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15
Nov

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Debate on Secondary Ticketing

Image: Music Managers Forum The Parliamentary debate on secondary ticketing took place earlier today, involving questioning of three different panels with various stakeholders within the industry. The two-hour conference overran by close to forty minutes, and was essential viewing for anyone interested in a better policing of the secondary ticketing market – something we’ve been…

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