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01/12/2011 01:12 PM ID: 87391 Permalink   

2010 a Bad Year for Music Concert Industry


2010 the music concert industry reportedly struggled as ticket sales declined. Just the same as anybody else music stars also suffered in the economic downturn.

Nevertheless, there have been superstars with with full concert halls, such as Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

"There was a pushback relating not only to ticket prices but the overall consumer experience, from the ticket-buying process and service fees to high-priced beers," "Billboard" touring editor Ray Waddell explains.

    WebReporter: estrella242 Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  The music industry... starting to reap what it has sewn. They stifle creativity and promote acts that are like one big commercial. Bad economy + bad music = low ticket and music sales.

Only saw two shows last year (Ween and Killing Joke) and while certainly not stadium shows they were both packed. Trying to decide now between seeing The Pogues (in March) or Wire (in April) because it will be a long drive for either and I can´t do both unfortunately.
  by: spiggy   01/12/2011 02:38 PM     
  So true...  
There hasn´t been anything good form those greedy pigs in the industry. So,(the music industry says) lets blame music downloaders and sue innocent computer users!!!
  by: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   01/12/2011 03:00 PM     
"Just the same as anybody else music stars also suffered in the economic downturn"

Oh boo-fucking-hoo. The multi-millionaires are making fewer millions. My heart goes out to them.
  by: EricS     01/12/2011 04:09 PM     
In my kinda remote city [Saskatoon Sk] I saw Neil Young, John Fgherty, Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles [who sold out 3 nights in -48 weather] and Cats.

2010, nuthin´.
  by: mcink2   01/12/2011 04:58 PM     
I just went to the Opera. The seats were packed. Perhaps its just the pop culture concerts that are suffering.
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     01/12/2011 06:56 PM     
  another factor  
The US dollar has weakened dramatically over the year, while currencies like the Aussie Dollar have stayed strong. So they used to make more from a US concert but now the change in Currency values is making it more profitable to bring their shows overseas. In Australia we have had more big acts than usual this year, but still I would say attendance is down (not selling out as fast) and the Big Pop acts still need to be actually good because we have plenty of great local acts that are charging $20-50 a ticket, not $100-200 a ticket.
  by: veya_victaous     01/12/2011 10:34 PM     
  music acts that appeal to lower class suffer  
do not see opera, theatre, broadway etc
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   01/13/2011 07:06 AM     
They call us criminals for downloading music, when they are basically raping us at the ticket booth. I spent well over $1,000 on concert tickets alone last year. Let me say this: Roger Waters is the best $200 I have spent. Aerosmith is the WORST $200 I have ever spent.
  by: Mr. Wright     01/13/2011 08:06 PM     
  Take the Relay Baton & Keep it going...  
Forget the economy, Dead Lot is still alive and well... Aslong as I´m able to sell my t-shirts and go to the next show, the economy don´t mean nothin
  by: thisiem2   01/15/2011 07:43 PM     
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