Concert Business is Up 11% in First Half of 2011, Pollstar Reports
Date: Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 15:25:54 UTC

The record industry isn't the only segment of the music business that appears to be on the rebound. The concert industry too, after a difficult year in 2010, is showing total revenue from the Top 50 tours worldwide is up more than 11% for the first half of 2011, according to Pollstar, the concert-industry tracking publication. Totals from those 50 tours added up to $1.65 billion, despite a 2.1% drop in the number of tickets sold - meaning the bump in the total box office came as the result of higher ticket prices on average. Complete Article

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