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Why Ticket Scalping Won’t Go Away | Pitchfork

Why Ticket Scalping Won’t Go Away | Pitchfork

In one of his final presidential acts, noted music fan Barack Obama made a much-needed crackdown on ticket bots. Last December, following anti-scalping efforts by Adele, Chance the Rapper, PJ Harvey, and many more musicians, Obama signed a federal ban on the use of software that lets resellers snatch up huge blocks of event tickets […]

Railways suffers pricing jet lag | Business Standard News

Railways suffers pricing jet lag | Business Standard News

According to media reports, the blueprint states that 25 per cent of domestic air travel is within 500 km, a segment where the railways used to have monopoly. Though the railways had been claiming that there has been an increase in the First AC, AC-II, III and First Class, which carries more than 145 million […]

Who’s running the show in Auckland? | NZ Herald

Who’s running the show in Auckland? | NZ Herald

Among the recommendations were a co-ordinated “whole of portfolio” approach to staging events in Auckland, Ateed and RFA making joint bids to secure major events and agreeing a pricing policy for Ateed to use RFA facilities. RFA chief operating officer Paul Brewer says the recommendations of the July 2011 report reflected an environment where the […]

Who calls the shots? | The Hindu

Who calls the shots? | The Hindu

Now is this about the Government earning more or the producers getting less from the sale of a ticket? This is very complicated. The point of sale should be governed by the producer. Why should someone who’s spent 300 crores to make a film like ‘Bahubali’ be forced to sell tickets at the same price […]

Bristol Old Vic ditches booking fees on all tickets | The Stage

Bristol Old Vic ditches booking fees on all tickets | The Stage

From now on, prices listed on the theatre’s site will be the final price that customers pay. A spokeswoman for the theatre said: “We noticed a certain amount of frustration when this final fee was added on to the price at the point of payment and our audiences were keen for a clearer process to […]

Premium train tickets dearer thanks to GST | The Asia Age

Premium train tickets dearer thanks to GST | The Asia Age

Mumbai: Thanks to the addition of 18 per cent GST, fare for three premium long-distance trains — Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duranto — will get costlier. Already, the railways has introduced surge-pricing model or dynamic fare, which works on the principle that a ticket would get costlier if the number of available seats decrease. This had […]

Film industry executives deplore ‘race to the bottom’ on ticket pricing | IF Magazine

Film industry executives deplore ‘race to the bottom’ on ticket pricing | IF Magazine

While discounting has been happening for years, particularly in cinemas in rural and regional areas, one veteran industry executive told IF: “It’s the worst it has been for a very long time.” Distributors, who have no say in prices set by exhibitors, have privately voiced concern about the level of discounting, which eats into their […]

Did Automated Broker Software Drive Down the Price on Jay-Z Tickets? | Amplify

Did Automated Broker Software Drive Down the Price on Jay-Z Tickets? | Amplify

Want to see Jay-Z on his 4:44 tour? It shouldn’t be difficult —  presale tickets have been trading below face value all week on sites like StubHub with the price expected to drop further as the tour begins. It’s not just Jay-Z that’s seeing low resale prices. Tickets for top-tiered acts like Katy Perry, Metallica […]

Cheap movie tickets: Choovie app uses dynamic pricing | news.com.au

Cheap movie tickets: Choovie app uses dynamic pricing | news.com.au

AN AUSSIE app which uses Uber-style dynamic pricing to offer movie tickets for as cheap as $6.25 has attracted more than 10,000 subscribers in just a few months. Choovie, a Melbourne-based start-up which launched in March after two-and-a-half years of development, has been trialling in 20 independent cinemas and will soon have 11 more on […]

To beat scalpers, artists have to embrace capitalism | Toronto Star

To beat scalpers, artists have to embrace capitalism | Toronto Star

Hands up everybody who loves logging onto a ticket sale only to find out tickets have already sold out? Or going to a resale site to see that tickets there are going for some insane multiple of the original price? Now that nobody has raised their hand it’s easy to see why the Ontario government […]