Furnace

14:15 - 15:00

Sadly, in 2017, the secondary ticketing market remains a disreputable trade in the UK. With a worth of over £1bn a year, it is held that more than half of this is generated from live music events.

Fans of, and artists such as; Ed Sheeran, Adele, Justin Bieber and Iron Maiden have all fallen victim to Ticket Touts cashing in on reselling face value tickets at ludicrously inflated prices. As a consequence of widespread practice and a severe lack of regulation, the music industry and fans continue to suffer. 

The panel will talk to artists and managers about the progress being made on the touting crisis and what to expect in the future on secondary ticketing.

Chris Meehan Ceo Sentric Music

Jimmy Coultas Head of Content & Communication at Skiddle

Nigel Adams MP Member of Parliament, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Music and member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Adam Webb Campaign Manager for FanFair Alliance.

Martin Fitzgerald Chief Commercial Officer at See Tickets

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