Is it right that concert tickets cost so much Watch

Drewski
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#41
Report 1 week ago
#41
(Original post by Anonymous)
I never said I had more right than anyone else.
But you feel like you're owed the right to buy a ticket at a price you can afford.
0
reply
BBx2
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#42
Report 1 week ago
#42
Are you looking at prices on reseller sites such as Viagogo? In which case they are not face value & are ridiculously inflated. That money does not go to the artist, but to unscrupulous resellers that charge whatever price they can get. A lot or artists now won’t honour resold tickets unless they are resold at face value through approved reseller sites such as Twickets.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#43
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#43
(Original post by BBx2)
Are you looking at prices on reseller sites such as Viagogo? In which case they are not face value & are ridiculously inflated. That money does not go to the artist, but to unscrupulous resellers that charge whatever price they can get. A lot or artists now won’t honour resold tickets unless they are resold at face value through approved reseller sites such as Twickets.
I think it was the official site.
reply
StriderHort
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#44
Report 1 week ago
#44
I suspect in many cases it's not that much to do with the artists, more the strats of various mangement, venue, staffing, insurer, promoter, marketer...ect...ect, they will, for the most part, charge what the market will bear.

Prices in general have rocketed last decade or so, I suspect the monetisation of festivals played a large part as well, it's only a short step for a promoter to think 'well if folk will pay that for a festival, will they pay that for 1 or 2 acts? lets find out..'.
0
reply
KimNoel
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#45
Report 1 week ago
#45
i wish that the tickets would just be one price for every artists
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#46
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#46
(Original post by Drewski)
But you feel like you're owed the right to buy a ticket at a price you can afford.
What gives an artist the right to charge extortionate prices, or people to resell tickets at an even higher price?
reply
StriderHort
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#47
Report 1 week ago
#47
(Original post by Anonymous)
What gives an artist the right to charge extortionate prices, or people to resell tickets at an even higher price?
Because they have something that you want but do not need? Plenty other artists and prices out there.
1
reply
gdunne42
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#48
Report 1 week ago
#48
(Original post by Anonymous)
What gives an artist the right to charge extortionate prices, or people to resell tickets at an even higher price?
They are not providing a public service.
Their music, their creative and performing talent, their time, their investment in putting on the show.
They can invite people to pay whatever they want and you choose to buy a ticket or not.
I wouldn't pay the ridiculous prices demanded by some artists, I mostly choose to see live music performed by local up and coming performers.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
BBx2
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#49
Report 1 week ago
#49
(Original post by KimNoel)
i wish that the tickets would just be one price for every artists
Never going to happen. We go to loads of gigs from tiny venues where tickets are only a few quid (sometime free if you get on the guest list or sign up on band websites as they sometimes giveaway a few), to around £100 for stadiums. I’ve never paid more than that (other than festivals). The cost of putting on the shows for the bands varies considerably from turning up with their own equipment in a van to full on massive stage production. If they can sell out a stadium why wouldn’t they charge more?
What I totally disapprove of is when gigs sell out in minutes & tickets are immediately on resale sites at hugely inflated rates. That’s the rip off, as it’s not fans selling out the gig it’s resellers falsely inflating the prices.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Drewski
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#50
Report 1 week ago
#50
(Original post by Anonymous)
What gives an artist the right to charge extortionate prices, or people to resell tickets at an even higher price?
Because it belongs to them. They can charge whatever they want.

It doesn't belong to you, you have no inherent right to anything.
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#51
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#51
(Original post by Drewski)
Because it belongs to them. They can charge whatever they want.

It doesn't belong to you, you have no inherent right to anything.

The fact you don't get that speaks volumes.
what's your damage?
you seem unnecessarily spiteful about the whole thing. if you can't have a calm and reasonable debate then don't post here.
reply
Anonymous #1
#52
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#52
(Original post by BBx2)
Never going to happen. We go to loads of gigs from tiny venues where tickets are only a few quid (sometime free if you get on the guest list or sign up on band websites as they sometimes giveaway a few), to around £100 for stadiums. I’ve never paid more than that (other than festivals). The cost of putting on the shows for the bands varies considerably from turning up with their own equipment in a van to full on massive stage production. If they can sell out a stadium why wouldn’t they charge more?
What I totally disapprove of is when gigs sell out in minutes & tickets are immediately on resale sites at hugely inflated rates. That’s the rip off, as it’s not fans selling out the gig it’s resellers falsely inflating the prices.
agreed, I have little respect for artists who don't do something about this and allow fans to pay extortionate prices.
reply
Drewski
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#53
Report 1 week ago
#53
(Original post by Anonymous)
what's your damage?
you seem unnecessarily spiteful about the whole thing. if you can't have a calm and reasonable debate then don't post here.
I'm using perfectly ordinary language, as are the others on this thread. You're the one seeking out vitriol and abuse where there is none, you're the one posting anonymously for reasons passing understanding.

There's no debate to be had; you're saying X should be fact, everybody else is saying no. Then you're accusing people of not understanding.

That's not a debate. That's you trying to preach.

And failing.
3
reply
DrawTheLine
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#54
Report 1 week ago
#54
(Original post by Anonymous)
A musician worth a billion pounds can charge 500 quid to be seen in concert, and make millions of pounds in this way. Is it right that ordinary people should pay this much while filling the pockets if someone who is already extremely wealthy? And how does the artist justify this to themselves?
Because people are willing to pay it. If nobody bought them at that price then they won't sell them at that price.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Blue_Cow
  • TSR Support Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#55
Report 1 week ago
#55
(Original post by Anonymous)
agreed, I have little respect for artists who don't do something about this and allow fans to pay extortionate prices.
They don't need respect when they're laughing all the way to the bank and having their accountants singing high praises...

You really think these artists care about their fans?
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
Last edited by Blue_Cow; 1 week ago
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#56
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#56
(Original post by Blue_Cow)
They don't need respect when they're laughing all the way to the bank and having their accountants singing high praises...

You really think these artists care about their fans?
um...yes?
it is the fans that make them. these artists care about approval.
reply
Blue_Cow
  • TSR Support Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#57
Report 1 week ago
#57
(Original post by Anonymous)
um...yes?
it is the fans that make them. these artists care about approval.
Yeah, in the early stages of their career perhaps.

Fans at the end of the day are faceless. The artist does not know you and you don't really know the artist either.

It's all about the money pal.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Drewski
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#58
Report 1 week ago
#58
(Original post by Anonymous)
um...yes?
it is the fans that make them. these artists care about approval.
And as soon as the fans stop buying tickets, the policy will change. Until then, what motivation do they have?

(Original post by Anonymous)
spiteful trash.
:rolleyes:

:troll:
0
reply
KimNoel
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#59
Report 1 week ago
#59
i looked up shawn mendes ticket prices and it came up with this: Shawn Mendes ticket prices range from $49 to $9499. There are always great deals to be found at Vivid Seats. Currently, Shawn Mendes tickets 2018 start at $49.
0
reply
Andrew97
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#60
Report 1 week ago
#60
It’s fine. If you do like, don’t pay.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you have a food intolerance or allergy?

Yes - a food intolerance (42)
11.93%
Yes - a food allergy (39)
11.08%
Yes - an autoimmune disorder (i.e coeliac, colitis) (11)
3.13%
Yes - I have an intolerance and allergy (9)
2.56%
No (251)
71.31%

Watched Threads

View All