A new bill was introduced in the Senate this week intended on making ticket pricing for live music events more transparent.
The bipartisan bill was brought forward on April 25 and is called The Transparency in Charges for Key Events Ticketing (TICKET) Act.
This new legislation would require all costs to be stated upfront, rather than sneaking in fees at the last minute, which is a tactic commonly employed by Ticketmaster and other prominent ticketing websites.
The bill states, “It shall be unlawful for a ticket issuer or secondary market issuer to offer for sale an event ticket unless…the total event price…[is] conspicuously disclosed to any individual who seeks to purchase an event ticket at the beginning of the transaction.”
And the White House has also set its sites on hidden fees, proposing the Junk Fee Prevention Act in February which set out to remove all “unfair and costly junk fees.”
This act mentioned four types of hidden fees including credit card late fees, flights/ hotels’ resort fees, early termination penalties (for cable, internet, and cell services, etc.), and ticket fees.
To learn more about the TICKET Act, check out the video below:
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