Government urged to help music industry tackle ticket scalpers

from The Guardian:

Senior figures from Britain’s music industry have called on the government to help them defeat “profiteering” touts at an industry summit on live music ticketing.

Agents, promoters and musicians met to discuss how to ensure tickets go directly to fans rather than being traded purely for profit via secondary websites such as Viagogo and Get Me In!.

Several of them warned that politicians were not doing enough to protect the live music industry, which was worth £904m to the economy in 2015 according to the lobby group UK Music.

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