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Predicting the Future of Ticket Fees

Did Free Free Friday, your weekly summary of the controversy surrounding ticket fees and other ticketing industry news, predict future? Maybe, if new ticket fee legislation in Texas and California is passed into law. Clairvoyance aside, this week also had one of the most incendiary comments ever made about ticket fees. Plus, there’s a toehold of hope in…
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Will The Sequester Affect My Ticket Sales

Q: Will The Sequester Affect My Ticket Sales?

Many venue owners are asking “Will The Sequester Affect My Ticket Sales?” It depends on the type of event you have, but the ultimate answer will come from consumer sentiment. This post looks at how the sequester is impacting venues and events and suggests a way to offset any negative effects the sequester may have. Sequester 2013…
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Did Politicians Just OK Unlimited Ticket Fees?

Did Baltimore politicians just give Ticketmaster the OK to charge unlimited ticket fees while forcing a fifty cent cap on all other venues? Fee Free Friday has the very latest news after the city council committee vote yesterday. Elsewhere, a consumer watchdog has issued a “hidden fee” warning, and the weekly Wall of Woe is so full of…
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Ticket Fees & The Litigation Nation

Fee Free Friday is back with a special “litigation nation” edition of the controversy surrounding ticket fees! This week the ticketing industry finds itself at odds, not with ticket buyers, but with itself. From Taylor Swift to Mike Tyson, complex lawsuits are flying in every direction – but what is the root cause of it all? Speaking…
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The writing is on the wall for ticket fees

Behold! Fee Free Friday has returned with all new tales of the controversy surrounding event ticket fees. This week, a hapless ticket buyer asks CBS reporter Kurtis Ming “How’d I pay $40 above face value for tickets?” There is also news of “great unification” and “transference” sending shock waves through the ticketing industry. Plus the weekly Wall of Woe has…
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Loose Lips Sink Ticket Fees

Investigative reporting by the NBC affiliate in Connecticut has exposed the secret of why concert tickets sell out in seconds. The “loose talk” has also torpedoed the outrageous face value mark-ups and ticket fees added by unauthorized third-party re-sellers. Fee Free Friday has all the details on the secrets being exposed, plus there is news that ticket fees are now doubling the price of…
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Waive Ticket Fees Goodbye

“Nah, nah, hey, hey, goodbye…” is the verse you’ll be singing after reading this week’s Fee Free Friday. Why? Because earlier this week the NHL waived all ticket fees on home games! Such a positive development is immediately offset by a “personal seat license” fee being a final insult to injury for Dallas Cowboy fans. Plus, Fee…
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Let them eat cake ticket fees!

Fee Free Friday is back with all the tumultuous ticket industry news about ticket fees. Customers want no fees tickets but seldom receive them. This week we find a recurring theme across all the line items is one of indifference to the plight of the ticket buying public. Be it ticket fees, nefarious distribution practices or outright mismanagement, the famous non-quote “Let them…
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Ticket Fees 2013 - Let the madness begin!

That’s right, after a brief hiatus, Fee Free Friday is back as your TMZ of ticket fees and ticket industry news! ThunderTix still offers you the ability to sell tickets with no fees. The new year brings all new ticket fee horror stories including a scathing expose in Louisville, Kentucky. We also see One Direction going in the wrong…
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World Didn't End, Ticket Fees Continue

The world didn’t end… so Fee Free Friday is back! This week we do a final tally on how badly it really went for the public trying to get tickets to the London 2012 Olympics. We also find a provocative new proposal to end the ticket fee misery and sell tickets with the lowest ticket fees. Plus…
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