Now bands want eBay money too
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.