The show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” will run five nights a week, Tuesday to Saturday, at the Walter Kerr, the rose-and-gold-decorated jewel box on West 48th Street that last housed the short-lived “Amélie: A New Musical.”
Pandora-owned ticketing company Ticketfly has partnered with fan-to-fan ticket exchange platform Lyte in an attempt to take on the giants of the secondary ticketing sector and beat the scalpers.
New York already passed legislation banning the use of ticket buying bots, but President Obama has just made the ban a nationwide law. Today, the president signed the “Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016” which makes it illegal to use software to purchase tickets to popular events.
“We believe in a music economy that works for everyone — artists and fans, music venues and promoters — and we applaud passage of the BOTS Act as an excellent first step in stopping the insidious practice of ticket bots depriving consumers of fair access to tickets,” said Katie Peters, director of government relations for…
The House gave final approval Wednesday night to legislation that would bar scalpers from using computer-hacking software, or so-called bots, to instantly buy up large swaths of tickets for live events. The bill is now awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature.
Ticketfly, an online ticket distribution company bought by Pandora last year, “strongly supports” the legislation “in order to increase fairness in the ticket-purchasing industry,” Katie Peters, Pandora’s director of government relations, said in a statement Wednesday.
Steve Bene talks about issues facing Pandora Media’s internet radio service and the music industry, including copyright laws, ticket-price inflation, and what happens when humans compete with bots for concert tickets.
A Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee held a hearing on “ticket bot” software, which allows scalpers to purchase tickets in bulk for resale at a higher price to consumers. Officials from the sports, theater and online ticket sales industries testified about what they thought could be done to combat ticket bots, as well as…
Pandora’s Associate General Counsel, Jeremy Leigl submitted testimony in support of the “BOTS Act,” which prohibits the misuse of bots to undermine the security mechanisms and terms of service that ticketing platforms put in place.
“Scalpers siphon off nearly $5 billion in concert ticket revenue every year, hurting people across the music ecosystem — from fans and artists, to their local concert venues and promoters,” Katie Peters, the public policy chief at Pandora-Ticketfly, said in a statement. “We applaud Sen. Moran for introducing this legislation to make sure those who…