I have never removed anything critical about the secondary ticket market. Sorry.
And no, I am not a billion dollar company. I actually am primarily involved in the TV industry - and EU Ticket News puts food on the table for my family. At least some... I have a startup.
I am, yes, the publisher of euticketnews.com and yes, currently, Worldticketshop does pay for it. They are a marketplace for secondary ticket brokers - EXACTLY like Seatwave, Viagogo, Stubhub, and the Ticketmaster/Live Nation Entertainment owned Getmein.
They are ALL on the game. Primary and Secondary ticketing operations.
In my opinion and in my hope actually -
Artists will sell direct to fans and eventually eliminate all the clutter in between. Via eventbrite and other online sites. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber could sell all their tickets on Facebook if they wanted too. Black Eyed Peas Use Eventbrite For NYC Gigs - Company Announces Eventbrite At The Door
How do you feel about this Markland? Before you further kick the shit out of me - and get behind the primary ticketing industry? Live Nation Entertainment - Rapino and Azoff Make More Than €35 Million Annually
At a gut level, I oppose government legislation in this arena. Why? Because I believe events are a luxury not a right. And I think taxpayers money is better spent on politicians spending time on things that really matter - rather than populist causes of the day to satisfy one or two constituents.
No other secondary ticket companies, Seatwave, Viagogo, Getmein or what-have-you have any kind of independent reportage on their payroll. And no, they don't tell me what to write. Never have.Olympics Ticket Scams Catch Consumers and Families of Athletes
http://www.euticketnews.com/20100228401/olympics-ticket-scams-catch-consumers-and-families-of-athletes.htmlWarning to all Festival Fans: Concert Organisers Put Out Warning for Fake Tickets and WristbandsEuticketshop.com - A Scam Website? Web Detectives Say Yes
http://www.euticketnews.com/20100306441/euticketshopcom-a-scam-website-web-detectives-say-yes.htmlHundreds of Fake Tickets at Lady Gaga concert ticket scam in Madrid
http://www.euticketnews.com/201012201018/hundreds-of-fake-tickets-at-lady-gaga-concert-ticket-scam-in-madrid.htmlviagogo Research Reveals Ticket Criminals Selling Fake Tickets Reap $50 Million per Year
http://www.euticketnews.com/201106121244/viagogo-research-reveals-ticket-criminals-selling-fake-tickets-reap-50-million-per-year.htmlCriminal faces jail after selling £8,000 of fake tickets for Take ThatUK Police Warn of Fake Olympic Tickets
I hope this clarifies who I am, and what EUTN is. I am not looking for an internet fight Markland. You can probably pull some articles out in response. But this is my, fair enough, retort - to seeing my name slagged online.