Artists against Viagogo: And that's supposed to be a democratization?

It's not hard to believe that, of all things, Rammstein interspersed. If Till Lindemann, the Rammstein singer, "And then I'll rip the doll in the head" scre

Artists against Viagogo: And that's supposed to be a democratization?

It's not hard to believe that, of all things, Rammstein interspersed. If Till Lindemann, the Rammstein singer, "And then I'll rip the doll in the head" screams into the microphone, flanked by the E-guitars, the staccato rhythm of the night sky by gun fire, cuts like machines then the impact of music on the body and everywhere is felt in the stadium. All eyes are on the stage, where it burns and flickers and explodes. In real life, in front of the stadium, but the pure anarchy of a wild ticket market. Here are the prices explode at the most.

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especially the ticket exchange Viagogo, the musician makes you angry. Rammstein has twice sued the processes are still running. The Band, The Doctors obtained a preliminary injunction and a lawsuit refilled, only the enforcement is difficult: Viagogo is sitting in Switzerland, on the platform whose cards are about to buy continues to. Many organizers of concerts, theatre plays or sports events complain about the opaque sale of mesh and the fact that its price structure due to each other is performed.

The big money machine

Viagogo is officially only a ticket exchange, a kind of Ebay for tickets, a platform on which seller and buyer meet to conclude a purchase agreement. Who acquires a Rammstein Ticket, don't buy it at a third Person, but at Viagogo self. Where the inlet come from the cards is unclear, because the seller will remain anonymous. "We welcome all types of ticket sellers on our platform," allows Us to request to inform. "We believe that it is those who are entitled to buy Tickets, or already have Tickets, should be free to other Fans to resell. The majority of sellers on Viagogo individuals that sell a small number of Tickets.“ 93 percent of sellers in Germany would be sold, therefore, 2019 is less than ten times the Tickets on the platform, 95 percent of this group writes less than five times, the company.

critics such as the Verbraucherzentrale Bayern suspect, however, professional traders, buy the market with the help of computers and auxiliary forces empty, in order to make on the secondary market the big business. In the past year, two big fish went to the British authorities in the network: the dealer had sold under false identities, several thousand Tickets of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, on platforms like Viagogo – you were sentenced to imprisonment. "This is a huge money machine," says Tatjana Halm of the consumer. The critics agree: The black market must be combated.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 09:21

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