Stephen Colbert Just Tore Ticketmaster A New One

We love it whenever Stephen Colbert weighs in on music industry issues because it combines our two favourite things: music and Stephen Colbert weighing in on stuff. This time around, he went in hard on Ticketmaster. To give you some backstory here, Ticketmaster recently lost a class action lawsuit brought...

Aussies Now Forced To Watch Ads To Buy Concert Tickets

As BBC News reported back in January 2013, ticketing retail giant Ticketmaster was one of the first major companies to do away with one of the most hated chores of the modern world wide web – the dreaded captcha system. The system, which requires users to type in often difficult...

Online Ticket Scams Catch 500,000 Aussies This Year

It’s been a bad year for purchasing concert tickets; half a million Aussies have been burnt by ticketing frauds and online scammers in the last 12 months. At least that’s according to a report from Galaxy Research that was commissioned by ticketing site Viagogo as it launches in Australia this...

Ticketmaster Get Into The Scalping Business

Ticket scalping and concert profiteering have once again been thrown into the spotlight of music issues recently, especially given the furious demand for the Bruce Springsteen Australian Tour 2014. Promoters Frontier Touring have attempted to fan the flames over the Springsteen tour after outraged punters found tickets to the nearly sold-out...

Ticket Scalping Robots Are Buying Up To 60% Of Concert Tickets

Ticket scalping and online reselling remains an issue that never fades far from the collective conscious of music fans, but certainly one that’s been thrown into the spotlight in recent weeks as tickets for major concerts begin turning up online at inflated prices. It was enough for Frontier Touring to issue...

Ticket Scalper Crackdown As New Laws Set To Be Introduced

Premier Barry O’Farrell and the New South Wales state government are finalising the introduction of new laws that will aggressively crackdown upon ticket scalpers of music and sports events from selling on tickets at inflated prices. Under the proposed law reforms, concert promoters, event officials, and sports organisers would be...

Ticketmaster Getting $100M Upgrade In “Arms Race” Against Scalpers

One of the music industry’s biggest concert promoters, Live Nation, are pouring $100 million into Ticketmaster to help improve the ticketing platform’s services as well as taking the fight to ticketing bots taking advantage of the company’s outdated systems, Music Week reports. Live Nation COO Joe Berchtold revealed the news of the...

Ticketmaster’s Fees Illegal Says Court In Landmark Decision

An American state Supreme Court has just struck the first blow against greedy ticket scalpers and vendors like Ticketmaster and Live Nation, in ruling that ticket merchants charging exorbitant fees over the face value of a concert ticket illegal… you read that right. The Consumerist reports that the Arkansas Supreme...