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The Summer of Music

Summer of Music It's summertime and that means it's concert season! While going to shows should mean light-hearted fun, buying tickets can be a big pain. With the evolution in digital music, the music industry makes most of its money from live events, so tickets are more expensive than ever and often sell out. Here we explore some trends in ticket purchasing and offer tips that will enhance your ticket-buying experience. Concert ticket Average Price/ sales peak in Concert summer months Ticket Sales Ticket $40M $30M *projected TICKET $200 $20M TICKET $10M $100 *estimate $OM $0 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 789 10 11 12 MostIn-Demand UpcomingConcerts and FestivalsforSummer2012* *based on average ticket price Madonna $484.30 8/30/12 Lollapalooza 3 Day Pass 8/3/12 $261.38 Concert ticket price Festival ticket price $382.32 Rod Stewart Duran with Stevie Nicks $230.23 $223.66 Duran 8/1/2012 8/8/2012 Montreal Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 8/15/12 Enrique $234.09 Iglesias and Boston Jennifer Lopez New York Chicago 8/17/12 Saratoga Las Vegas Greensboro Electric Zoo 3 Day Pass $358.23 8/31/12 Neil $267.72 Tulsa Los Angeles Diamond 8/11/12 Dallas o Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks 8/4/2012 Houston $223,23 The Tour 2012: Austin $262.57 Kiss and Motley Crue 8/21/12 Sunrise Miami Rod Stewart $258.57 with Stevie Nicks 8/9/12 The Tour 2032: $239.94 $233.87 $23018 Kiss and Motley Crue 8/3/12 8/4/12 8/26/12 $227.76 Gigantes Cara a Cara: Marc Anthony- Marco Antonio Solis-and Chayanne The Global Warming Tour featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick 7/28/2012 Austin City $335.81 Limits Festival 3 Day Pass $ Saving Tips 10/12/12 Ticket Buyers' Fees Itpaysto wait If you're flexible about where you sit, or you just want general admission tickets, prices drop substantially 48 hours before an event. TICKET ! Jointhe club Online ticket-buying is super-convenient but what's up with all the fees? Depending on the site, fees can be zero to 40% of the ticket price! Tickets to sold-out events are available FAN before official sales through fan clubs or credit card rewards. If you can't risk waiting, join the club and get them early! CLUB 0% eBay Sold out? elaY Enter the secondary market: check StubHub, Craigslist or eBay, where tickets are sold up to the night of the event. $0.99+3.5% BrownPaper Tickets Watch out forfakes 8% Empire Tickets Especially if you're buying directly from an individual seller you found on Craigslist, and if the ticket is an email printout. Those are often fake. 10% StubHub It'sabalancingact %24 For major pop artists, such as Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, venue size inversely affects ticket prices. The bigger the venue, the more prices drop post-release. The smaller the venue, the more expensive they become over time. 18.5% TicketNetwork Don't go first Try to avoid the first night of a multi-night series of shows for an artist, as they are generally the most expensive. 18.5% TicketLiquidator 20% TicketsNow Avoidshopping cart time-outs Often you're nearly done and then your shopping cart times out! Use an express checkout service like Dashlane to get your tix as quickly as possible. Don't lose your place in line! 22% TicketCity 2% GoTickets Use discountcodes Search Twitter and Facebook for early and discount codes. Sponsors, retailers and artists often share them with 24% Vividseats their followers. Don't miss out sk Join Songkick to track new concert dates for your favorite artists. 25% RazorGator SG Getthebestseat Use SeatGeek's ranked seating charts to get the best seat for your money. 30-40% TicketMaster Instant checkouts for tickets and everything else, with SOURCES:, / dashlane %24 %24

The Summer of Music

shared by aleks on Jul 27
It's summertime and that means it's concert season! While going to shows should mean light-hearted fun, buying tickets can be a big pain. With the evolution of digital music, the music industry makes ...



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