Fix The Tix launches plan for US Congress on ticketing 

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Fix The Tix, a coalition of 30 US organisations representing live entertainment, music and performing arts, has published a plan it believes can “reform” ticketing in the country.

The group was launched last month and features organisations such as the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA), the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and more.

In a release, Fix The Tix said: “The current ticketing market exposes fans and artists to predatory resellers, fraudulent practices, and exorbitant prices.”

The plan is calling on Congress to enact federal legislation that safeguards consumers from speculative ticketing, price gouging and other deceptive practices.

It calls for provisions to protect consumers from price gouging; ban speculative and fake tickets; end fraudulent resale practices; ensure transparent ticket pricing; prioritise fan safety; guarantee fans the opportunity to resell their tickets to recoup their costs; ensure certainty in ticket-buying across the country; further ban ticket-buying bots and protect consumers from consolidation.

Since its inception, Fix The Tix has garnered support from artists, and has also opposed the BOSS Act from US Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr and Frank Pallone Jr.

Pascrell and Pallone recently introduced an updated BOSS and SWIFT Act legislation, which they believe is needed for transparency and regulation within the live events ticket marketplace in the US.