Comments on: Live Nation and Ticketmaster: “Don’t stop Believing” http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TD http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/#comment-356279 Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14843#comment-356279 These acts have no integrity. They’re shilling out of self-interest – and dishonesty and even ignorance.

Just more evidence as to why the dinosaur that is the record industry deserves to be extinct.

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By: josh http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/#comment-356215 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 03:37:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14843#comment-356215 This is a horrible idea! I stopped going to major music events because the fees are insane. A $35 ticket has $25 worth of extra fees. This is a merger for the corporate aspects of music. Van Halen is my FAVORITE band but at this point, they are corporate rock. Same as Journey, Seal, etc… Halen’s entire set on the Roth tour was synced to a track for timing. Where is the spontaneous aspect of a fun party rock show? All this does is put money in the pockets of the companies and the ‘industry’ supported bands. This only hurts the fans.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/#comment-356210 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:39:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14843#comment-356210 The answer is to break up the current Ticketmaster monopoly. Also, no large venues (lets say over 5,000 capacity) should be able to enter into any sort exclusive agreement with any one of these companies. That would fix the problem.

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By: DJ http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/#comment-356209 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 17:18:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14843#comment-356209 TicketMaster and Live Nation together? How about we get rid of TicketMaster first with their monopoly on virtually all ticket sales to any major event. TicketMaster should be criminalized for raping ticket buyers with their ridiculous “convenience charges” which elevates a $40.00 ticket to $55.00 by the time all sales taxes and “convenience charges” are added.

I for one would go out of my way to get tickets through other avenues than TicketMaster, but guess what? There are none! You can’t hardly get tickets at a box office anymore!

For Live Nation to form an allegiance with TicketMaster is outrageous and will just serve in creating more “convenience charges” and “convenience, convenience charges”.

Way to rip off the fans (in yet another way), guys!

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By: Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/#comment-356183 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:28:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14843#comment-356183 Live Nation is already a monopoly and after this merger they will finish the remaining independent promoters. The artist’s like Live Nation because they can do 30 concerts for them in a tour. Now with Ticketmaster the fans/consumers will pay more money for the tickets and the service fee and help these company to become bigger and the artist’s richer. I hope congress blocks this merger.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/24/live-nation-and-ticketmaster-dont-stop-believing/#comment-356181 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:00:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14843#comment-356181 This merger’s the biggest nightmare to the music industry since Billboard Top 40! Who are these people kidding??? Do even the largest stars want to have to deal with a monopoly on the combo of live booking agent & ticket sales. With these two combined who knows how expensive shows will be. And albeit, if you really want to see a band you love…you’ll pay the price, but more and more dinero will be going into the gutter that is these companies. BAH! BOOO BOOO!!! down with the industry!

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