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News: New Book 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry': Who's to Blame For High Ticket Prices?
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 16:23:02 UTC
Topic: Media

The blurb on the back cover pretty much says it all: "Reading this book won't make you any happier about spending four hundred bucks to go to a rock show but you'll understand how it happened and who's to blame." Indeed, the forthcoming Ticket Masters (out June 1), written by Dean Budnick and Josh Baron, longtime regulars of the jam band scene and both editors at Relix Magazine, traces the storied past of concert ticketing, from its nascent years as a money-losing business to the days of Bill Graham, Barry Diller, Paul Allen, Michael Cohl and Irving Azoff. Pivotal stops along this twisted road include Pearl Jam's ill-fated fight with Ticketmaster in the mid-90s as well as String Cheese Incident's quiet victory a decade later, the Rolling Stones' bank-breaking jump to the top of the ticket price heap and the emergence of StubHub and evolution of modern scalping. Complete Article





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