Thursday, April 25, 2024

Robert to sign letter in support of ticket reform

From Rolling Stone:

BILLIE EILISH, LORDE, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy are among the hundreds of artists to sign an open letter asking Congress to pass the Fans First Act, a bill that takes aim at “deceptive” and “predatory” ticket resellers.

The letter, organized by the Fix the Tix Coalition, was also signed by a range of artists across all genres, from Becky G, Chappell Roan, and Darlene Love to Graham Nash, Goose, Pixies, and Finneas. 

Addressed to Sens. Maria Cantwell and Ted Cruz — both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation — the group said the bill would make ticket buying more transparent as well as eliminate illegal bots that “scoop up face value tickets ahead of fans in order to resell at inflated prices on the secondary market.”

“We are joining together to say that the current system is broken: predatory resellers and secondary platforms engage in deceptive ticketing practices to inflate ticket prices and deprive fans of the chance to see their favorite artists at a fair price,” the letter states.