UMG, RIAA, A2IM and Recording Academy spearhead the advocacy alliance Fix the Tix.

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Nineteen leading entertainment organizations – including UMG, RIAA, A2IM and Recording Academy – have formed a coalition to protect concertgoers from price gouging, fraudulent and predatory ticketing practices.

In a concerted effort to protect fans from fraudulent and predatory ticketing practices and price gouging, a broad and united front of nineteen leading entertainment organizations has come together to create the Fix the tix Coalition. The coalition will work for fairer ticketing at concerts, “better than the nightmare that many fans and artists are currently living through”.

“With representatives from venues, event organizers and producers, performing arts, artist groups, recording companies and independent ticketing companies, this coalition represents stakeholders who are taking on all the risk to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, creating joy, employment and economic impact on communities across America,” read the coalition’s official statement.

At launch, the Fix the Tix Coalition includes the following members:

  • National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)
  • American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
  • Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
  • Artist Rights Alliance
  • Arts Action Fund (AAF)
  • Association of the Performing Arts (APAP)
  • Black Music Action Coalition
  • DICE
  • future of the music coalition
  • Coalition of Music Artists
  • Music Manager Forum – US (MMF-US)
  • National Independent Talent Organization (NITO)
  • recording academy
  • Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
  • Seattle Theater Group
  • See tickets
  • North American songwriter
  • Universal Music Group
  • Aquarius

“We come together to protect fans from price gouging and fraudulent and predatory ticketing practices,” the statement said, promising more details soon.

A widespread outcry in the music industry over questionable ticketing practices comes at a time when giants like Ticketmaster and HYBE have started to implement systems like dynamic ticket pricing that make it nearly impossible for fans to know the price of a concert ticket before purchasing it determine.

To learn more about Fix the Tix or sign up for updates, visit NIVA’s website And