Ticket scalping moves out of the shadows

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Handing out tickets at Citi Field. Photo by yuwenmemon via Flickr/CC.

Handing out tickets at Citi Field. Photo by yuwenmemon via Flickr/CC.

Ticket scalping – where people hang out outside a show to sell last-minute tickets at often outrageous prices – has long been a problem for the big ticket sellers. Now, they’re getting in on the act.

Ticketmaster and Live Nation, which merged in 2010, have rolled out a marketplace called TM+, allowing scalpers to sell tickets through Ticketmaster’s site.

Hannah Karp has been covering it for the Wall Street Journal and joins KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to discuss.