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Old 03-16-23, 01:11 AM
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Apparently we aren't the only ones baffled by Ticketmaster's outrageous fees.
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

I haven't paid attention to this tour, what's the debacle he's referring to?
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
I haven't paid attention to this tour, what's the debacle he's referring to?
I don't know if there is a debacle per say... or just opposed the the high TM fees... but they've been very anti-scalping and price gouging. Smith has a a whole string of tweets about the ticket onsale and how they turned down dynamic pricing and any artist can do so if they want.


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I don't know if there is a debacle per say... or just opposed the the high TM fees... but they've been very anti-scalping and price gouging. Smith has a a whole string of tweets about the ticket onsale and how they turned down dynamic pricing and any artist can do so if they want.
Gotcha....yeah, let's see how high ticket prices get when he removes liquidity from the secondary market.
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
Gotcha....yeah, let's see how high ticket prices get when he removes liquidity from the secondary market.
It worked well for Pearl Jam.
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Yeah, they raked in the Platinum prices after pushing secondary prices up due to their restrictions.
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Hey, they've spent billions of dollars fighting scalpers....gotta make that money back somewhere.

(This is mostly sarcasm, but they obviously have to make money back on the services they provide. Should a band selling tickets below market value mean Ticketmaster should make their fees lower as well? $23/ticket in fees for arena shows is incredibly low compared to other comparable shows)
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Robert Smith frigging RULES!

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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Hadn't been to a show or concert in a while. Bought some tickets today for an event that my son wants to go. The tickets are sold through Ticketmaster. Paid $40 for each ticket and $27 in fees for each one of them. And $25 more for parking. It's fucking ridiculous and a complete abuse of power.
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Re: Ticketmaster--where's the outrage?

Rapino joins Bob Lefsetz' podcast for a deep dive into the ticketing industry. Really in depth overview into the breakdown of fees, how they get distributed, and the negotiations between artists, venues, and Ticketmaster. He also brought up the issues with The Cure. According to Rapino, The Cure did not put anything in their contract about fees being $10 or whatever it ended up being. Ticketmaster absorbed the majority of the expense of the refunds, with a few venues agreeing to split the cost.

It wasn't but about 10 minutes in that he warns that they're not even close to reaching peak pricing on platinum tickets.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3lL...OaoKznS4g&nd=1

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