Now bands want eBay money too

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Front Page -

As last week’s fea­ture in The Ticket on gigo­nomics and ticket prices showed, it is artists and bands who de­ter­mine the price you pay for a ticket.

And with artist fees es­ca­lat­ing, ticket prices are set to rise for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

It seems that mu­si­cians are not con­tent with the lion’s share of the money fans pay for tick­ets, and have turned their at­ten­tion to the sec­ondary tick­et­ing mar­ket.

The Re­sale Rights So­ci­ety has been es­tab­lished in Bri­tain to at­tempt to reg­u­late the sale of tick­ets on such sites as eBay.

The group, which been backed by 400 acts, in­clud­ing Ra­dio­head, Rob­bie Wil­liams, KT Tun­stall (right) and The Verve, want to im­pose a levy on each ticket sold so that artists get a per­cent­age.

How­ever, ticket re­sale agen­cies have crit­i­cised the move, view­ing it as an ex­tra charge on fans.

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