While the live concert remains a singular experience that can’t be duplicated or co-opted, the mundane act of buying a ticket is undergoing a revolution before our eyes. Artists are wading into areas previously occupied only by venues and promoters through venue buyouts and fan club ticketing schemes. Venues are experimenting with mobile ticketing and ticket add-ons. Promoters are responding to audience complaints about excessive surcharges and choosing alternatives to Ticketmaster. With audiences spending fewer dollars lately on entertainment, the stakeholders are all jockeying for a larger piece of the pie and even the secondary ticketing market is seeing its share of the spotlight’s glare. Come watch our panel engage in a fascinating debate about the future of live music ticketing.
Andrew Dreskin, CEO and Co-Founder, Ticketfly
Seth Hurwitz, Supreme Chief Party Master, I.M.P./930 Club
Peter Jenner, Manager, Sincere Management
Andrew Kaplan, Talent Buyer, JAM Productions
Mike Luba, President Global Music, S2BN Entertainment
Jon Potter, President, Fan Freedom Project
Greg Kot, Co-host, Sound Opinions; Music Critic, Chicago Tribune (moderator)
This panel was recorded live in Washington, DC at Georgetown University on October 3, 2011 during Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit 2011.
Event website: futureofmusic.org/events/future-music-policy-summit-2011
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