Opinion: New York Resale Laws Add Onerous Barriers to Small, Minority Businesses

Opinion: New York Resale Laws Add Onerous Barriers to Small, Minority Businesses INDUSTRYLEGAL November 26, 2018 TicketNews “New York does not lower fees or taxes!” This phrase was shouted across the room by none-other than democrat New York Representative Daniel O’Donnell. This was said in the private closed-door October 2017 meeting between state legislators and representatives from […]

The Myth of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma

The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma INDUSTRY December 13, 2018 TicketNews By: Taylor Porco The words ”ticket scalper” are marked by centuries of taboo and stigma. The ticket scalper’s infamous and criminalized legacy persists today, as state legislation, artists and venues try to control and prohibit the resale of tickets. As ticket reseller […]

New York Congressman Espillat Stands Up for Small Businesses With Letter to FTC

New York Congressman Espillat Stands Up for Small Businesses With Letter to FTC GUEST COMMENTARYINDUSTRYLEGAL July 3, 2018 Darnell Goldson Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who represents the upper Manhattan New York 13th Congressional District, recently wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding small business participation in the online ticket sales market (PDF). In supporting small and minority participation, Congressman […]

CT Delegation Requests FTC To Monitor Google’s Rules for Ticket Resellers

CT Delegation Requests FTC To Monitor Google’s Rules for Ticket Resellers INDUSTRYLEGAL July 9, 2018 TicketNews At the request of the US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG), four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation, two senators and two representatives, wrote to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the commission monitor Google’s implementation of its new registration and certification of […]

USMTG Looks to Expand Footprint, Charity Work in 2017

INDUSTRYTICKET SUMMITTOP STORY August 16, 2017 Sean Burns (Photo: Former Nevada State Rep. Wendell Williams presents Allen Shelton, Jr. with the USMTG’s scholarship in Las Vegas, joined by his family) It’s well established that any industry conference is a chance to rub elbows, learn a few things, and maybe generate a little new business. That was one […]