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TIXFAN is on a mission to align Live Event Creator and Fan Interests. Our founder Ken Lowson predicted a Fan backlash back in 2012. His warnings went unheeded until BOTS pushed things so far all Ticketing practices came under the spotlight. From there he felt he would take the matters into his own hands, pushing past the nonsense and doing what he had to do to help the fans and artists. TIXFAN is his creation in order to destroy the ticket bots, kill scalping, and bring the power back to the fans.
Why were Ticket BOTS not stopped before disrupting the entire FLive Event Industry?
The US Federal Government tried eight years ago. Wiseguy Tickets invented Ticket Bots in 1999 when it was not only legal, but acceptable. As anyone in the Industry knows it’s intentional that Brokers end up with the best seats. Then in 2012 the Department of Justice shut Wiseguy down and BOTS were stopped… Nope. No one believed Lowson when he explained Wiseguy knew Fan perception needed enough Primary Ticket Access.
“Sure, we bought profitable seats. However, we were strategic and released most tickets again before purchase, we just delayed it by minutes and more tickets landed in Fan hands.”
Why did Ken toss back seats? Simple so his competition did not get them. Wiseguy, wanted Fans to get the bulk of tickets. Ken was slapped on the back each year at Ticket Broker conventions and thanked for being the largest Industry customer… but then Billions changed hands when Big Ticketing merged itself into the Primary and Secondary markets.
“I was called the monopolist at the same moment Anti-Trust allowed the Cartelization of the Live Event history.”
1000+ BOT/Brokers copied the Wiseguy model, but for some reason, the Feds turned a blind eye to enforcement as the Corporate Ticket Establishment continued to encourage BOTS. The practice became so extreme that Fans got shut out completely. It was however too late. The Fan Sleeping Giant awoke and all Ticketing policies came under the Microscope. President Obama signed the BOT law at the same time a Trump Inaugural ticket, that started out a free ticket was $20,000 on the secondary market! Rebottling Fan, Press, and Government realizations remain impossible, and now Ticket Seller practices have caused a massive Live Event Disruption. Ken now works for the real stakeholders in the Live Entertainment business. Teams, Artists, and their Fans who realize Tickets affect all profit generators. TIXFAN understands the Ticket Market nuances, and can stop Ticket Bots, undesired reselling. This means stakeholders earning more per event with the bonus of a happier Fan base.
The experience taught Ken:
A. Ticket distribution is outdated and behind the tech curve by decades.
B. Social Media ensured that Fans, Press and Government awareness would cause a Live Event Industry disruption.
Now, he employs his talents increasing Ticket Profit, boosting Fan Cred and leveraging Ticket Sellers.