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Blinken
06-04-2009, 06:10 PM
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/06/the_boss_act_re.html

I didn't see a thread on this yet, The Boss Act((Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing) was introduced the other day to Congress. Will require sellers to disclose the number of tickets available to general on sales, artists, pre-sales, and any other allocation of tickets. It will also prohibit ticket brokers from purchasing tickets during the first 48 hours of the general on sale. I don't see how that would be enforced other than making brokers get licensed and link that to their ticketmaster accounts. It really helps concert goers, but the economist in me is not a fan of the 48 hour restriction and how it hurts the free market. Other than that restriction I am 100% behind this bill. What does everyone else think about this?

zenidogx
06-04-2009, 06:13 PM
I think whatever the rest of my political party wants me to think.

betao
06-04-2009, 06:21 PM
I thought this was act being promoted by Bruce Springsteen.

suprefan
06-04-2009, 06:21 PM
This isnt passing

TomAz
06-04-2009, 06:43 PM
I am glad to see Congress is worrying about important stuff and not getting distracted with Iran, Iraq, and the economy.

shakermaker113
06-04-2009, 06:54 PM
I like the idea of them publishing how many tickets are/will be available. brokers are not gonna give two shits about the 48 hour rule though.

psycobetabuckdown
06-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Stupid. These are things Ticketmaster should be doing anyway, but it shouldn't be law. Ticket selling is a private business for god's sake.

betao
06-04-2009, 07:59 PM
I like the idea of them publishing how many tickets are/will be available. brokers are not gonna give two shits about the 48 hour rule though.

I don't think this will have much of an impact on brokers at all. They'll probably just find a way around it.

amyzzz
06-04-2009, 10:40 PM
I'd be for it.

mountmccabe
06-04-2009, 10:50 PM
I would be able to start making money purchasing tickets and then selling them to brokers who can then hold them and sell them on.

mountmccabe
06-04-2009, 10:51 PM
I wouldn't do that, though.

suprefan
06-05-2009, 12:33 AM
I would be able to start making money purchasing tickets and then selling them to brokers who can then hold them and sell them on.

You wouldnt be able to anyway, nothign would change, they would still get all their tickets regardless of this. Again, its not passing, and if it did, they arent going to be able to enforce it like it sounds on paper.

unitedwestand
06-05-2009, 07:57 AM
Ac/Dc tickets:
# FAN CLUB TICKETS and SPECIFIC SECTIONS will be delivered by Ticketmaster Paperless Ticket Delivery ONLY
# These tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE
# At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID

captncrzy
06-05-2009, 08:19 AM
I thought this was act being promoted by Bruce Springsteen.

Me too

shakermaker113
06-05-2009, 08:34 AM
I agree that it is not going to affect re-selling, but I'd still like to know how many tickets are available for each show/pre-sale/etc.

suprefan
06-05-2009, 12:29 PM
deoends on the artist. Phish holds half of the tickets for themselves for pre sale if you want extremes. Radiohead %10, NIN %10.

bballarl
06-05-2009, 12:32 PM
Traditionally, people write percentages as 10%. But feel free to try and innovate.

fatbastard
06-05-2009, 12:47 PM
The Boss tells me to keep my music down quite frequently.

TallGuyCM
06-05-2009, 01:45 PM
When I read the title of this thread I totally pictured Bruce sitting before Congress in a suit like Billy Corgan did a few months ago or in court or whatever it was.

shakermaker113
06-05-2009, 03:43 PM
I don't want percentages dammit. I want hard numbers available at the time I consider purchase.

djandrews25
06-05-2009, 04:29 PM
If it involves spending any money, which it will, i say no.

rage patton
06-05-2009, 04:35 PM
Im with shaker... I just want to know how many tickets are sold for each show and how well some shows are selling.

suprefan
06-05-2009, 04:43 PM
Welle lste see here. If there is a seated show at live nations site, and you look at the ''pick your seat'' feature. You can count to see how many seats are left for a show, that is unless it sold out in 5 minutes, does that satisfy your quest for ticket availability?

TallGuyCM
06-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Yeah, on Live Nation's site. The vast majority of shows are still sold on Ticketmaster's site, which doesn't have that feature.

suprefan
06-05-2009, 05:04 PM
Arena shows, cause Live Nation doesnt control those venues.... :P

Blinken
06-05-2009, 05:28 PM
deoends on the artist. Phish holds half of the tickets for themselves for pre sale if you want extremes. Radiohead %10, NIN %10.

Are you just pulling these number out of your ass? Source please.


Traditionally, people write percentages as 10%. But feel free to try and innovate.

LOL :thu

shakermaker113
06-05-2009, 07:19 PM
Welle lste see here. If there is a seated show at live nations site, and you look at the ''pick your seat'' feature. You can count to see how many seats are left for a show, that is unless it sold out in 5 minutes, does that satisfy your quest for ticket availability?

no.