Recording Academy Joins Fans First Coalition

July 25, 2011 -- 2:18 pm PDT

On July 18 the Fans First Coalition officially launched. The Recording Academy is proud to be among the coalition's inaugural members, including recording artists Maroon 5, R.E.M., Jennifer Hudson, Don Henley, and Jason Mraz, and Front Line Management, Ticketmaster, Red Light Management, and JAM Productions, among other companies.

The coalition will highlight issues that affect fans' experiences, including unreasonable prices, counterfeit tickets, and other fraudulent practices in the secondary ticket market.

Fans First Coalition will also work to enact five "common sense" changes to how tickets are purchased, marketed and sold:

  1. Ensuring fair access to reasonably priced tickets
  2. Ending deceptive marketing practices/misuse of artists' and venues' intellectual property
  3. Full disclosure
  4. Clear pricing display
  5. Complete disclosure about speculative ticketing

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