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
Music fans saved $7.5 Million in the first half of 2023 at 25 concerts and across 10 tours where fans saved the most by buying on the secondary resale market
Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights coalition press release
Data Report by Protect Ticket Rights
2023 comes with a resurgence in live events - more profit than ever before for venues, artists, and primary ticketing companies - and with this, comes a battle to squeeze and abuse fans. We need to protect ticketholders and we're working hard, and succeeding, in doing that.
Ticket Buyer's Bill of Rights press release announcing the veto of flawed legislation SB23-060 in Colorado.