Ticketholders have the right to purchase, sell, give away or otherwise transfer their tickets freely in an open, transparent, and competitive market without encumbrance of the original seller.
Protect Ticket Rights is a fans-focused initiative that helps ticketholders defend their rights and advocates for a market with improved transparency and fairness for consumers and ticket sellers alike. Our work is possible thanks to the professional ticket selling companies of NATB, which support market reform that improves the fan ticket-buying experience.
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Most tickets never go on sale! On average, only about 46% of tickets go on sale. For many top shows, less than 25% of tickets are released to the general public.
21% - The average surcharge of extra fees charged by vendors and venues in New York
Approximately 40% of ticket resales occur at prices at or below the ticket’s face value.
Limiting resale to a single exchange is a bad policy because it prevents ticketholders from deciding how and where to resell if necessary.
Approximately 40% of tickets offered by Ticketmaster go unsold.
Restricted paperless ticketing is unfair for fans.
Ticketing Rules Punish Some Fans, Critics Say
"[C]onsumers deserve the opportunity to purchase tickets in a fair and transparent marketplace." - Rep Frank Pallone
Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights Coalition Open Letter to Colorado Senate
We, the undersigned national consumer protection and live event fan advocates, launched the Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights (www.ticketbuyerbillofrights.org) earlier this month, a framework for ticketing legislation that can improve the live events ticketing market that serves millions of fans each year. We are writing with regards to SB23-060, Consumer Protection in Event Ticket Sales.
Arthur Lewis for The Colorado Sun
Only a week after a coalition of consumer organizations formed in support of the Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights, and with Live Nation/Ticketmaster facing a barrage of outrage over its practices, Live Nation/Ticketmaster assembled other mega corporations to create a corporate coalition styled “Fans & Artists Insisting on Reforms.” The corporate coalition has united around legislative proposals supported by Live Nation/Ticketmaster which would rob fans of the ability to do what they want with their purchased tickets.