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Tout Bots Banned

This is a very bad week to be a ticket tout (sorry, we’re supposed to refer to them as ‘power brokers’ these days aren’t we?)- Not only has Ed Sheeran’s team clamped down on tickets sold through secondary sites...
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FanFair Exposes Search Spend

The FanFair Alliance has this week published new research into secondary ticketing platforms that pay for prominent placement on search engines– a practice that can divert fans away from primary platforms and further distorts the boundaries between primary and...
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Parliament Passes Digital Economy Bill

The Digital Economy Bill, which includes measures to combat industrial scale ticket touting has now received the royal assent and become law, amid unconfirmed reports that the Queen herself was scalped on Ed Sheeran tickets earlier this year. The...
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Parliament Parks Bots

The ongoing inquiries of Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s into ticketing abuse and in particular the secondary market, have been canned in light of the imminent dissolution of Parliament and the minor inconvenience of an upcoming general election....
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Government Acts: Touts Out

Secondary ticketing is a topic of interest for almost all parties in the live industry these days, with even major promoters whose companies facilitate it by operating secondary platforms positioning themselves as part of the solution. The important news...
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Sheeran Chips In: Secondary Ticketing

Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to speak out against secondary ticketing sites after tickets for his forthcoming UK arena tour ended up on sale at hugely inflated prices. Sheeran’s representatives issued a statement saying that the singer is “deeply...
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Twickets: Wizards Of Oz

As the secondary ticketing debate continues to rumble on and on and on, face value ticket reseller Twickets has expanded into the international market with the launch of a new Australia-based operation. The company has recruited former head of...
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Twickets: Crowd And Proud

Twickets, the face value ticket reseller has exceeded its target of £700,000 in only 32 days on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs being just a hairs breadth short of the £900,000 milestone as we go to press. Despite breaching the funding...
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MPs & Industry Gather To Ban Bots

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers this week joined industry figures and artists to call on the Government to accept the “Ban the Bots” amendment ahead of the report stage of the Digital Economy Bill. Led by MPs...


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