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Thread started 07/22/19 10:21am

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"Live Nation" caught scalping tickets

This is why I don't like to go to big ticket live shows, the whole thing is rigged.

Secretly Recorded Phone Call Offers Window Into How Live Nation Helped Metallica and Other Artists Place Tickets Directly On Resale Market

7/19/2019 by Dave Brooks , Hannah Karp

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In February 2017, days before Metallicaannounced its WorldWired North American stadium tour, Live Nation president of U.S. concerts Bob Rouxspoke by phone with a little-known wealth adviser turned event promoter who had been tasked by an associate of the band to sell 88,000 tickets directly on resale sites like StubHub, without giving fans a chance to buy them through normal channels at face value.

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Reply #1 posted 07/23/19 5:52pm

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StrangeButTrue said:


This is why I don't like to go to big ticket live shows, the whole thing is rigged.


Secretly Recorded Phone Call Offers Window Into How Live Nation Helped Metallica and Other Artists Place Tickets Directly On Resale Market


7/19/2019 by Dave Brooks , Hannah Karp




Ticketmaster-bb17-2019-a-billboard-1548.jpg


George Wylesol



In February 2017, days before Metallicaannounced its WorldWired North American stadium tour, Live Nation president of U.S. concerts Bob Rouxspoke by phone with a little-known wealth adviser turned event promoter who had been tasked by an associate of the band to sell 88,000 tickets directly on resale sites like StubHub, without giving fans a chance to buy them through normal channels at face value.





The only thing in this not accurate is that artists do not have a say in this, this is between the promoter of the show and the ticket outlets. A band or singer is paid up front regardless of whether a show sells any tickets or not, the promoter then has the task of making their own money back by whatever means. If it sees slow sales or pre sales it will sell them or dump them or paper a show is the term because the venue needs bodies in the building by whatever means even if a promoter has to scalp them off.

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