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250+ major artists ask the Senate to Fix The Tix

Fix The Tix
Last Thursday, more than 250 major artists—in coordination with the Fix The Tix coalition—voiced their support for the Fans First Act with a signed letter sent to Congress. The Fans First Act aims to curb the predatory practices of ticket resellers and combat illegal bots that hurt the entire live performance industry.

If passed, the Fans First Act would ban fake "spec" tickets and deceptive marketing tactics that price gouge consumers and offer tickets that don't exist. It would also take the teeth out of a ticket reselling industry that, according to a study by the National Independent Talent Organization, makes tens of millions of dollars off the backs of consumers and the artists, venues, and organizations who make live events happen.

"We, as artists, as music lovers, and as concert attendees ourselves, urge you to support the Fans First Act to combat predatory resellers’ deceptive ticketing practices and the secondary platforms, which also profit from these practices," the letter states. "Predatory resellers should not be more profitable than the people dedicating their lives to their art."

Read the full letter here, including the list of artists who have signed on.
Learn more about Fix The Tix and the Fans First Act
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