The Big Topic: The problem with Ticketmaster

6 days ago Far Out Magazine

Last week, Ticketmaster sent the Taylor Swift fanbase into a frenzy when tickets went on sale for the musician’s eagerly anticipated Era’s Tour. Swift chose to work with AEG Presents for her tour, who revealed they had no “choice” but to work alongside Ticketmaster. In the United States, Live Nation has a 70% of the ticketing and live event venues market; therefore, avoiding using them is nearly impossible for artists. Furthermore, Ticketmaster can also increase booking fees to exorbitant levels because ticket buyers can’t purchase the desired goods elsewhere. They are selfishly exploiting our love of music for every last penny, and the Taylor Swift debacle should be the wake-up call that puts an end to their monopoly.
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