Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ticketmaster Acquires Interest In echomusic

Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster, always sly about ways to increase profits, has formed an alliance (by buying itself a chunk of the company) with echomusic, a brand manager who runs a series of online fan clubs for various artists to "attempt to leverage their resources to increase fan club memberships and drive ticket sales."

This will likely make it harder to buy respectable concert tickets without shelling out $40 bucks a year to join the fan club.

1 comment:

Oriole Magic! said...

If I woke up tommorow and found that Ticket Master had been charged with criminal violations of the anti trust act, not only would I not be suprised, but I'd jump for joy as the honest fair value marketplace could set ticket prices again, void of the $12 'convienience fees'.