Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Viagogo no-go

Ensuring the health of the live music scene is obviously largely a matter of supporting venues of all shapes and sizes and the bands that play in them. But it's also about cracking down on the unscrupulous parasites for whom live music is nothing but an opportunity to make easy money. So the pressure currently being applied to secondary ticket sellers - and Viagogo in particular - is very welcome.

On account of Viagogo's persistent refusal to comply with the law, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) are threatening action and Digital Minister Margot James has urged music fans to boycott the site. Here's hoping that punters actually heed the warning and starve Viagogo of the revenue on which it depends.

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