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'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program | CBC News
2018-09-19T16:22:54.456723Z - / Hacker News
Those pricey resale tickets include extra fees for Ticketmaster. By partnering with scalpers, Ticketmaster has done an about-face from its position of less than a decade ago when then-CEO Irving Azoff told U.S. legislators: "I believe that scalping and resales should be illegal." Casey Klein, Ticketmaster Resale director, held a session that was closed to the media called "We appreciate your partnership: More brokers are listing with Ticketmaster than ever before." Watch as CBC News goes undercover to expose Ticketmaster's secret scalper program:CBC News goes undercover to expose Ticketmaster's secret scalper program. With its near monopoly on box-office tickets, Ticketmaster should not also be allowed to profit from the scalping of those same tickets, he says.

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