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Hong Kong Increases Crackdown On Scalpers For Pop Star’s Tickets At 30 Times Original Price | CelebrityAccess

Hong Kong Increases Crackdown On Scalpers For Pop Star’s Tickets At 30 Times Original Price | CelebrityAccess

HONG KONG (CelebrityAccess) Hong Kong will reportedly step up its efforts to curb price gouging for an upcoming concert by Cantonese pop queen Sammi Cheng Sau-man after ticket rose to 30 times their original price. Tickets are going for HK$30,000 (approximately US$3,800), raised from the original price of HK$980, according to the South China Morning Post. […]

Spotify warns of HUGE price rise that could add £35 onto your bill – and he’s blaming Apple for the rogue hike | The Sun

Spotify warns of HUGE price rise that could add £35 onto your bill – and he’s blaming Apple for the rogue hike | The Sun

SPOTIFY has warned of a potential price hike for customers around the world – as a result of an ongoing spat with Apple. The music streaming app’s boss claims that Apple takes too large a cut of its subscription fees, and may need to hit Brits with bigger monthly payments to stay profitable. Any app […]

Spotify gets 1 million users in India with dirt cheap subscriptions | Business Insider

Spotify gets 1 million users in India with dirt cheap subscriptions | Business Insider

Within just a week of being launched in India, Spotify has apparently garnered a million users — in spite of legal troubles with Warner Music Group. Even though Spotify hit a few speed bumps prior to being launched in India, its strong start could be as a result of its competitive pricing strategy. In the […]

William Barr Must Choose Between Protecting Local Musicians or Enriching Big Music | Newsmax

William Barr Must Choose Between Protecting Local Musicians or Enriching Big Music | Newsmax

Why the Justice Department is revisiting this issue when it just finalized a two-year review of their agreements three years ago, in which it decided that they should remain unchanged, is anyone’s guess. While there are certainly far bigger fish to fry at the DOJ, it seems that whenever Big Music cries loudly enough it […]

TickPick Hires Tim Miller as It Prepares for Expansion | Billboard

TickPick Hires Tim Miller as It Prepares for Expansion | Billboard

The dynamic pricing veteran will serve as TickPick’s head of strategic partnerships. No-fee ticket marketplace TickPick has hired ticketing and sports management veteran Tim Miller as head of strategic partnerships and planning to spearhead TickPick’s growth and expansion nationally and internationally. He marks TickPick’s most senior-level hire in the company’s history. Miller joins TickPick after serving as […]

Euclid man warns concertgoers about ‘dynamic pricing’ when buying Taylor Swift and other tickets | News 5 Cleveland

Euclid man warns concertgoers about ‘dynamic pricing’ when buying Taylor Swift and other tickets | News 5 Cleveland

“It was a gut punch kind of…like the wind taken out of you…just like wow,” said Kevin Sabruno from Euclid. He bought two tickets from Ticketmaster months ago. Sabruno said the marketing pitch was hype that he bought. “These are the hottest seats in the house, so you get them at a better value,” he […]

Taylor Swift is doing more to stop scalpers than Ontario’s new ticket act: experts | The Globe and Mail

Taylor Swift is doing more to stop scalpers than Ontario’s new ticket act: experts | The Globe and Mail

Pressure for lawmakers to respond took shape, though enforcement solutions weren’t obvious. Some provinces and U.S. states have scalper bans in effect and they haven’t necessarily prevented tickets from being resold at significantly higher prices. That’s why Swift’s more aggressive swing at scalpers has a far better chance of making a dent in the black […]

With ticket sales in the tank, Taylor Swift makes unprecedented move | New York Post

With ticket sales in the tank, Taylor Swift makes unprecedented move | New York Post

With the curtain rising on her “Reputation” tour, Taylor Swift blinked. She buckled by having Ticketmaster turn off resale ticket listings on its interactive venue charts for the first leg of her North American tour, according to music-industry veterans. The tour, which begins on Tuesday in Glendale, Ariz., shows plenty of primary tickets still available […]

Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listeners | WIRED

Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listeners | WIRED

The focus on subscriptions, combined with its hard-won relationships with the record labels, has saved Spotify from the fate of its many failed streaming music peers. That includes MOG, Turntable.fm, Muxtape, Imeem, Playground.fm, Myxer, Mixwit, Seeqpod, Grooveshark, and Skeemr. Pandora, which bought Rdio in 2015 in a distressed sale, endured takeover speculation for the last […]

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ World Tour Bombing? | PopCrush

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ World Tour Bombing? | PopCrush

Ultimately, Marcus said the change could mean more money for Swift — a potential $1-1.5 million in revenue per show. Naturally, though, the change to “slow ticketing” isn’t seamless, and many fans are upset that the Reputation tour is asking for $1,500 VIP tickets and $800 “Snake Pit” tickets. But WME head of music Marc Geiger told the site that […]