Tag Archive: secondary ticketing


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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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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Ticket Touts Could Face Jail Time for Using ‘Bots’ to Bulk Buy Tickets

Photo: Theresa May As leading musicians get collectively angrier about the secondary ticketing market and its exploitation of genuine music fans, new government legislation, if passed, could mean that touts using online ‘bots’ to secure vast quantities of highly sought after tickets could face jail time as a consequence of their actions. Following recent outrage from acts like…

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Government Review of Secondary Ticketing Calls For Licencing and Greater Enforcement of CRA

On the back of growing public outcry over the extortionate reselling of gig tickets for bands like Radiohead and Adele, the government has just released an independent, 227 page review assessing the issues within the secondary ticketing market, detailing where touts and scalpers are causing the most damage, and what responsibilities secondary ticketing websites have…

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