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    Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:12:35

    Dixie Chicks, Maroon 5, R.E.M. to Unveil Fans First Coalition - The FFC helps protect fans from fraudulent ticketing practices

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    Lookout scalpers!

    The Dixie Chicks, Maroon 5, Megadeth and R.E.M. are among the artists and professional sports teams and venues nationwide that will take part in the unveiling of the Fans First Coalition. The FFC is a new organization seeking to protect fans from fraudulent business practices when they purchase tickets.

    More details will be revealed in a conference call scheduled for Monday, July 18th, but a statement from the group explains that with the summer live entertainment season in full swing, this group of artists, band mangers, sporting teams and venues is uniting in an effort to offer fans greater access to reasonably-priced tickets and enhanced protection against scalpers and their deceptive, unscrupulous marketing practices.

    You hear that Ticketmaster, with your outrageous service fees and "convenience charges?"

    What do you think of the current state of ticketing for concerts? What do you think of the FFC's efforts and goals? Will they work?

    —Carly Costello
    07.15.11




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