Country Music Stars Join Effort Against Ticket Scalping
November 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM (PT)
Several Country artists are taking a stand against ticket scalpers on behalf of their fans.
The TENNESSEE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY COALITION is asking for reforms so that the resale of tickets is a fair and safe experience. The coalition has proposed the “Fairness In Ticketing Act,” which would improve common problems that fans who wish to purchase event tickets incur. Some issues that arrive during these resale transactions include the use of illegal “BOT” software that immediately scoops up all of the best seats when an event goes on sale, not disclosing pertinent information about the ticket when re-selling it, counterfeit tickets and scalpers using dis-honest practices when re-selling the tickets (such as creating a website that makes it look like the scalper is actually affiliated with the artist, team or event).
The “Fairness In Ticketing Act” will be filed in the 2013 session of the TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A joint House and Senate committee will hear from coalition members on TUESDAY (11/13) in NASHVILLE.
Some of the coalition members include ERIC CHURCH, JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, RASCAL FLATTS and SUGARLAND.
For more information on the “Fairness In Ticketing Act,” visit www.fansfirstcoalition.org/tn.