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.
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.
Ann Carns for The New York Times
Today, Consumer Federation of America, Fan Freedom, National Consumers League, Protect Ticket Rights, and Sports Fans Coalition released the Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights (www.ticketbuyerbillofrights.org). The Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights is a set of principles the nation’s leading consumer advocacy groups and others believe should serve as a framework for ticketing legislation that can improve the live events ticketing market that serves millions of fans each year.
Protect Ticket Rights applauds President Biden and his Administration for looking out for what’s in the best interest of consumers, including their experience when they purchase live event tickets.
The Senate held a hearing after Ticketmaster’s systems failed during the presale for Taylor Swift's new tour, leaving millions of fans stuck in virtual queues for hours waiting to buy tickets, and left others empty handed.