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Music fans should ‘protest with their wallet’ against ticket re-sellers: consumer advocate

CITY NEWS: David Clement with the Consumer Choice Center says a more “organic” fix is to follow the lead of artists making sure fans don’t lose out by tracking, then cancelling sales to secondary brokers.

“The example of Eric Church going that route where a problem arises and a solution is created between artists and consumers, and that type of behaviour doesn’t get emphasized enough as a potential solution,” he says. “More often than not, people want to look at government for the solution.”

He sees government action as over-regulation and fans should take action into their own hands.

“If that’s something that you are passionate about and you truly care about, look for the artists who encourage that type of practice and protest with your wallet,” he says.

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