Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster Secretly Partners With Scalpers to Rip You Off on Resale Tickets: Report [UPDATE]

According to a joint investigation from the CBC and the Toronto Star, Ticketmaster has secretly partnered with scalpers to inflate ticket prices. Investigative journalists from…
Maggie Serota / September 19, 2018

Ticketmaster Explores Replacing Tickets With Facial Recognition

Live Nation, via its ticketing arm Ticketmaster, is flirting with the idea of employing facial recognition technology to speed up admission into concerts, The Verge…
Maggie Serota / May 8, 2018

Google Changes Rules to Curb Deception in Ticket Resales

Buying concert tickets online has always been a bit of a headache, but it looks like Google is trying to make things more straightforward. This…
Rob Arcand / February 11, 2018

Canada’s Competition Bureau Sues Ticketmaster, Live Nation Over “Deceptive” Ticketing Fees

Canada's Competition Bureau is taking legal action against Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation for allegedly advertising deceptive ticket prices. The Competition Bureau, a…
Rob Arcand / January 27, 2018

Old Foes Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster Join Forces on Seattle Arena

What better place to call a truce with your former enemy than in your hometown? Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster famously fought over fees and…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / April 17, 2017

Congress Sends Bill Cracking Down on Ticket Bots to President Obama

President Obama will consider legislation intended to crack down on ticket scalpers who operate automated software to snap up seats, after the House of Representatives passed it…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Ticketmaster Is Taking Scalpers to Court

Ticketmaster is striking back at scalpers. The entertainment events giant filed a lawsuit against John and Patrick Higgins of Higs Tickets on Wednesday, October 16, in…
Chris Martins / October 18, 2013

Ticketmaster (Finally) Screws Over Scalpers With New Digital Ticket Transfers

There was good news, bad news, and potentially great news yesterday coming from a brand best known for its convenience fees and general inconvenience: Ticketmaster.First,…
Marc Hogan / February 13, 2013

Ticketmaster Dumps Captcha for Even More Annoying Multiple Choice Questions

The days of typing illegible letters and numbers in order to purchase concert tickets are coming to an end: Ticketmaster announced today (January 31) that…
Daniel Kreps / January 31, 2013

Gouged by Ticketmaster? You May Get $1.50 Back!

If you ordered tickets from Ticketmaster.com between October 21, 1999 and October 19, 2011 and paid a processing fee — so, everyone reading this, we're…
SPIN Staff / December 2, 2011