The Resale Rights Society is gathering pace thanks in part to the Concert Promoter's Association's apparent change of heart with regards to the secondary ticketing market.

The U.K. based RRS claims that the CPA has abandoned its stance that secondary sales should be banned, and now plans to work with artist managers to "clean up" the secondary ticketing market.

The RRS was unveiled last December with a vision to licensing the secondary market for music tickets in Britain.

It now claims support from all the key players from across the live music business, including 150 artist management organizations, 50,000 songwriters and music publishers under the banner of the Performing Right Society and more than 30 of the U.K.'s leading promoters, who belong to the CPA.

"The CPA's decision is fantastic news for the Resale Rights Society, the fans and the industry," comments Resale Rights Society chairman-elect Marc Marot in a statement. "It means we can begin to implement our strategy to protect fans and return some of the profit generated by ticket resellers to the event owners who enable their very existence."

The CPA's new policy, which was announced last weekend at the ILMC conference in London, follows on the heels of a U.K. government Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee report on ticket touting which urged the live music industry to self-regulate the secondary ticketing market.

The government is due to respond to the Select Committee report this week.

In related news, the RRS has welcomed Bay's decision to begin enforcing a 20% charity levy on re-sales of charity concert tickets. "eBay's decision is very significant," Marot says. "It shows they realize they are on very thin ice."

He added, "If that were extended across the whole £200 million ($400 million) secondary ticketing market in music, we could be looking at an extra £40 million ($80 million) a year coming back into the live music industry, supporting the infrastructure and supporting British music."