The Great Ticketing Debate

James Hanley

Of all matters concerning the live music business, secondary ticketing remains the thorniest. Artists from Elton John to Noel Gallagher have called for Government action to prevent tickets being sold online for inflated prices, while others, like Adele, Kate Bush and Iron Maiden, have insisted on ticketing restrictions in a bid to bypass the resale market entirely.

“If you’re a credible artist and your fans found out that you were actively exploiting the ticket price, you would lose that trust,” ...

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