Sunday, 26 April 2015
MCT cancels TM contract over secondary ticketing
German promoter MCT Agentur has terminated its contract with Ticketmaster (TM) over the activities of resale platform Seatwave, recently acquired by TM. MCT founder and CEO Scumeck Sabottka cancelled the deal with TM after discovering tickets for his Katy Perry and Jonathan Jeremiah concerts being offered for resale at inflated prices on Seatwave. Sabottka, a fierce opponent of secondary ticketing, told Audience that he signed a deal with Live Nation Entertainment (LNE)-owned TM in April 2014 and a joint statement pledged a “commitment to fans and artists to protect against unauthorised resellers”.