From our man Peter Jenkinson: For as long as there have been restrictions on how many people can enjoy popular public performances, there have been individuals looking to make a quick buck from the disparity between supply and demand. The advent of the internet has however made it easier than ever before for third parties to derive huge profits from the resale of popular concert tickets, with concerns regarding consumer protection and the need for industry remuneration placing this issue firmly on the agenda for ’08.

Arriving hot on the heels of the government’s forthcoming response to January’s select committee report, this think tank will explore the conflicting viewpoints of managers, resale agents, promoters and the general public, asking whether effective self-regulation is desirable or even plausible in the murky world of secondary ticketing?
Keynote: Marc Marot – Chairman Elect, Resale Rights Society & Terra Firma Artists

Eric Baker – Founder & CEO,
John Whittingdale MP – Chairman, DCMS select Committee & MP, Maldon & Chelmsford East
Carl Leighton Pope – Leighton-Pope Organisation
(Others tbc)

Chairman: Keith Harris, Keith Harris Music / PPL Director / Chairman, MusicTank

Date:   Tues 18th March ’08
Time:   18.30 – 21.00 hrs
Venue:  MCPS-PRS Alliance, 29-33 Berners Street, London , W1T 3AB
Price:   £20 MT members | £25 Ind. concession | £30 Full.  Tickets incl. drinks

Tickets MUST be booked and paid for in advance – no walk-up on the day.