UK Music boss Michael Dugher has described the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee’s Live Music Report as a ‘wake-up call’ towards safeguarding the live music industry.
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that secondary ticketing site Viagogo is still not compliant with a court order issued in November 2018.
Music industry leaders and MPs have sent an open letter to Google’s top brass in the UK, asking them to stop supporting secondary ticketing platform Viagogo via the company’s paid-for search function.
Ticketmaster has announced it will close down its secondary ticketing services, Seatwave and Get Me In, in order to combat ticket touts.
FanFair Alliance has today hit out at Viagogo and StubHub for their handling of ticket sales for Paul McCartney’s upcoming UK tour.
UK ticket brokers have come together to launch the Fair Ticketing Alliance campaign to speak out in favour of secondary ticket operators.
The government has introduced new measures that require ticket resellers in the UK to provide more information to music fans at point-of-sale.
Google has launched new rules for secondary ticketing websites to make them more clearly identifiable to consumers.
Google is launching a new advertising policy that requires event ticket resellers to be certified before they can advertise through AdWords.
Labour MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken out about ongoing ticketing abuse in the music, sports and entertainment arenas, calling on the government to ban the practice.