In NBC Los Angeles: How Concert Tickets Got So Expensive

Date: 8 Apr 2022 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Ron Knox

April 8, 2022

Media Outlet: NBC Los Angeles

Seeking alternative ticketing services can be challenging for independent venues and promoters, a task made more difficult by the Live Nation merger. That’s because Live Nation manages big artists, which could result in big draws for those venues, according to Ron Knox, senior researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit advocacy group.

If they want to attract a larger audience, they are stuck with Ticketmaster’s services. Thus, customers also face limited options.

“There’s no other ticketing company that says, ‘Hey, Ticketmaster’s ripping you off by charging these outlandish service fees and hiding their piece and doing all the other things,’” Knox said. “Music fans are just stuck having to deal with it.”

Read more about ILSR’s antimonopoly work here.

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