Played Out

Friday, October 23, 2009


Recorded music might be easier than ever to get for free, but seeing live music is getting more and more expensive. Veteran concert promoter John Scher says this is due to a decade of consolidation. He says not only does it hurt fans who can’t afford tickets that ultimately it’s an unsustainable model.

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"played out" reported on dec.23 2009. This article is basically about how prices in concert tickets have sky rocketed. People are starting to not attend concerts as much.
Personally i think its because people don't have any money and with prices low and wages going down people just dont have the extra
on the other hand i understand that these artist need their money.
maybe this is just a never ending problem

Apr. 29 2011 01:58 PM
Catfish John from NYC

A few weeks ago in "A New Darkness on the Edge of Town" and discussing the Bruce show at Giant's stadium, I alluded to a change on the horizon for big concerts and stadium shows, as we once knew them.. The On the Media interview with Concert promoter John Scher directly addresses this "phenomenon" and characterizes such as the "dark age" for concert promotion in years ahead. And I couldn't agree more. (Although i don't agree with his theory as to why ticket prices are so high these days. It's my impression if promoters saw people scalping 35.00 tix for 150.00, promoters got savvy and simply cut out another middleman. Did staging acts really see that much of an increase in their take home..?)

Nov. 03 2009 11:50 PM
Kahlid from Philly PA

At the time Pearl Jam was complaining about TicketMaster, I paid $18.50, including the service charge, to see the original band that put the "new Seattle sound" on the map.

Only a couple more dollars than the album they toured in support of.

Oct. 23 2009 11:27 PM

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