Ticket Masters

Ticket Masters

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a€œA clear, comprehensive look at a murky business.a€ a€”The Wall Street Journal Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You cana€™t get ona€”and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now? Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and morea€”and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outboxa€”Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonders just where the price of admission really goes. This edition has an updated epilogue that covers recent industry developments.The cookie-cutter amphitheater, now known as Jiffy Lube Live, is not without its problems. ... However, a year into the relationship, the owners of Merriweather felt that Clear Channel was siphoning off too much talent to Nissan and terminatedanbsp;...

Title:Ticket Masters
Author:Dean Budnick, Josh Baron
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-04-24


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