Ticket Touting – the Great Rock & Roll Swindle

May 2007

Live Event Industry

“The city is wrapped in spring smog as a queue snakes its way around the Forum in Kentish Town. Even here in grubby north London, at 7pm on a weekday evening, with the modest attraction being the indie jangle of the Shins, every ticket has been sold. Except, of course, they haven’t. Easy to spot in the forest of skinny jeans are the oversized sports jackets and white trainers of the ticket touts, selling and reselling for a tasty profit ……. A useful article on touts – old style and the new bedroom tout using eBay and other online sites to sell tickets at often vast profits. ….” See the full article at


see alsohttp://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200704270750/music_promoter_asks_to_be_covered_by_anti-scalping_law

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