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 Posted: Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 11:03 pm
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Degenerate billionaire rock stars are crying in their cornflakes because Live Nation only wants to level the playing field so they can bring us low priced shows in top notch venues.

From Blabbermouth.net

According to a Live Nation memo circulated to talent agencies and first obtained by Rolling Stone, the company plans to decrease guarantees to artists by 20%; to give artists 25% of the guarantee — rather than the current standard of 100% — if a concert is canceled due to poor ticket sales; and perhaps most significantly, if an artist cancels a performance in breach of the contract, it will pay the promoter double the artist fee. As Billboard notes, this is a type of penalty that is unheard of in the live music industry.

As we all know, every single band out there makes over a million dollars per show, especially the newer ones. This more than fair deal should encourage them instead of greedy atheists like Pearl Jam wanting to derail Live Nation and Ticketmasters Mom & Pop business plan.



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Not to get political on this post too, but let’s get political. Where the fuck were the liberals when the Obama administration allowed the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger to happen? Can you even imagine if Trump supported that kind of thing right now? You took two of the most unscrupulous and evil corporations in the world that were both dominant in basically the supply and demand area of the same business, and allowed them to merge. What the holy fuck?!  You’d think that while liberals were turning their heads away from dead children in drone strikes in Iraq they’d accidentally see this one coming. 

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I hope that show with Tommy James & The Shondells, Grass Roots, and Hermans Hermits is coming around this year! I'll be first row!!!!!



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WongLee wrote: I hope that show with Tommy James & The Shondells, Grass Roots, and Hermans Hermits is coming around this year! I'll be first row!!!!!Sorry bro, but Disney canceled their "Flower Power" concert series due to COVID-19.  They also canceled "Eat to the Beat" this fall, so there goes your shot at seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Shaka Khan.



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srossi wrote: Not to get political on this post too, but let’s get political. Where the fuck were the liberals when the Obama administration allowed the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger to happen? Can you even imagine if Trump supported that kind of thing right now? You took two of the most unscrupulous and evil corporations in the world that were both dominant in basically the supply and demand area of the same business, and allowed them to merge. What the holy fuck?!  You’d think that while liberals were turning their heads away from dead children in drone strikes in Iraq they’d accidentally see this one coming. Here's the part that blows my mind, and I'm not talking politics:  The Xfinity Center in Hartford, CT has about 8000 seats and room on the lawn for about 24000 people.  The Center is owned by Live Nation, who decides how much to charge for the tickets.  They get all of the proceeds for the ticket sales, parking, food, and the $16 tall boy cans of Bud Light that they sell.  Yes, they are $16 for a tall boy you can buy at the local bodega for a buck twenty nine.  When you get there, they offer you the opportunity to upgrade your experience by paying $15 for "premium access" which means you can get in 15-20 mins prior to the regular crowd if you pay their vig, in cash, at the venue.  That way if you are on the lawn, you get the best view, and you can get your $16 beers before the rowdy crowd drinks them all.  So now when you look at this whole scenario, the bands are either getting paid by Live Nation a flat fee to perform, or they are getting their percentage of the ticket sales - whatever their contract calls for.  Live Nation pockets everything else, including the $15 vig, since it's technically not a "ticket sale".   All of those free Ticketmaster "make goods" from the lawsuit a couple years back?  Every single one was either at a Live Nation owned venue, or at a casino where Live Nation probably is a partner and technically 'owns' the arena.  So when you say "where were the liberals", I couldn't give a shit.  But what I don't understand is how nobody saw this as a conflict of interest/creating a monopoly when it was brought up.  At some point, Live Nation will effectively be able to hold out talent from playing in non-Live Nation owned venues, or be able to write up contracts that will pay the artists more to perform at the Live Nation venue while they make dick if they were to run say the Barclays Center that isn't owned by Live Nation.  It is really bad for the bands and us consumers that pay to see them.



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