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Old 09-23-2018, 02:09 AM
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Interesting... especially as, in the UK, Ticketmaster are going to be closing down their resale sites GetmeIn and Seatwave because of the number of complaints, from customers and performers, about touting.
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Default 2019 Update: Live Nation Executive Caught Delivering Tickets To Scalpers

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Digital Music News: Live Nation president of U.S. concerts Bob Roux arranged for the direct delivery of nearly 90,000 Metallica tickets to aftermarket scalper sites, a move that artificially spiked ticket prices for fans...(He) was secretly recorded while facilitating the direct transfer of roughly 88,000 Metallica tickets to aftermarket sites...

(T)he direct transfer was arranged at the behest of Metallica (who)...stood to benefit enormously from the elevated ticket prices (as did Ticketmaster). The loser in the scheme were Metallica fans, who ended up paying sharp premiums for tickets that weren’t available on primary ticketing channels...

In response to Congressional questioning, Ticketmaster president Jared Smith stated that “Ticketmaster does not have, and has never had, any product or program that allows ticket scalpers, or anyone else, to buy tickets ahead of fans."

...(T)his is the second time the company and its Ticketmaster subsidiary have been caught directly placing tickets onto scalper websites.
The SECOND time? And nobody was punished back then? Time to do a little monopoly breaking, perhaps? Can we at least start firing some people now?
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