Also, ticket prices are mainly inflating for the big name shows, when it comes to the more obscure stuff, 15 bucks usually gets you in the door.Pretty shitty attempt at economics, if you ask me. Guess what? Business models change with time and market conditions. Suck it up and get used to it. Don't point to one thing that has changed and blow it out of proportion like it's ruining modern music as we know it.
As long as people value live music, it will be available. Notice that huge venues across the country consistently sell out for big acts, just like they used to. If the ticket prices have inflated, so what? We're paying less for the copies we listen to at home and in the car, aren't we?
:agreed:Pretty shitty attempt at economics, if you ask me.
That's about as ambiguous as you can get. His whole argument is tenuous. I could probably build a stronger case than he does, and I don't necessarily know if I believe him.So, is piracy responsible for higher ticket prices? Like most things in this industry, the answer is quite complicated. But the devaluation of recordings is factoring into the current concert crisis more than it would seem.
The other problem with this op-ed is the complete lack of facts and numbers to back up his claim. It's all opinion, nothing more.:agreed:
The best of it is, he doesn't actually really state his thesis, that ticket prices ARE going up because of piracy:
That's about as ambiguous as you can get. His whole argument is tenuous. I could probably build a stronger case than he does, and I don't necessarily know if I believe him.
It's not even opinion - the guy never states it as anything clearer than a vague hunch. It'd be one thing if he had the balls to state his thesis with some conviction, but he doesn't even go that far.The other problem with this op-ed is the complete lack of facts and numbers to back up his claim. It's all opinion, nothing more.
Not cause, like, the artist is the reason why people go to the concert or anything...And, artists started leaning disproportionately on touring to generate more and more revenue. This is partly why they demand such a huge cut from the ticket price!
While this is a valid point to defend the rise in ticket prices, it really shouldn't cause them directly. Customers spending less on their at-home media doesn't necessarily mean we have more to spend ON LIVE SHOWS. That would assume our basket of goods (<==remember that phrase from econ?) consists of: CDs, concert tickets, and....nothing else.3) One theory that could explain a rise in ticket prices is this: since people AREN'T spending nearly as much money on CDs, they will have more to spend on tickets/merch than they would otherwise. This would represent a shift in consumer demand away from CD's and towards live shows (makes sense since CDs are no longer required to enjoy music). In other words, the price hikes are perfectly justified and reflect the demand of the fans. Why is this inherently bad or undesirable? People are voluntarily choosing to pay less for CDs and more for tickets, and hopefully the extra ticket revenues are going to the artist.