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Ticketmaster closes its secondary sites

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18 December 2018
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TICKETMASTER HAS confirmed the closure of its resale websites GetMeIn (GMI) and Seatwave, following the launch of a new fan-to-fan platform, which allows the resale of tickets at the price paid for them.

Observers believe the company bowed to increasing pressure on the Big Four secondary sites – the other two being StubHub and Viagogo – from artistes, fans, industry figures, the government, watchdogs and media.

Also, as reported in LIVE UK (issue 224), when the decision was made, public-filed accounts showed GMI was in profit, but Seatwave had an accumulated loss of more than £6 million.

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