Ticketmaster is back in the spotlight after The Curator frontman Robert Smith out with the company for high ticket prices for his tour in the United States, and broke it, first getting to refund $100 to fans. paying for their tickets rather than for the use of the tickets themselves.
The event, which is considered an example, immediately resonated in Mexico, where regulars in concerts and festivals asked national groups, such as Café Tacvba and Grupo Firme, to raise their voices and, together with consumers, make a front for the struggle. considered abuse. a constant crowd.
In a tweet that sparked the conversation about the box office practices, Robert Smith noted: “We disagree with the dynamic pricing because it’s a scam, a greedy scam, and all artists have the option not to participate… if there is no artist, it ceases to be” .
In its tour that will include 30 concerts, the group has proposed from the beginning to keep against resales and tickets at affordable prices, 20 dollars, but Ticketmaster service office of 11.65 dollars, the installation charge of 10 dollars, plus the general order processing fee of 5.50, so the tickets a little more how double they were.
Noticing the situation and following a series of complaints from fans on Twitter, the “Like Heaven” singer has held out for peace.
“He received a ticket commission that they considered too high and therefore as a gesture of goodwill a refund of $10 for each (low-price) ticket purchased,” he reported.
After Taylor Swift, the case that brought Live Nation, whose Ticketmaster, to the court in the US, is the first time that an artist has taken force action to make the company of honors.
WHAT TO DO IN MEXICO? What happened with The Cure, Mexicans who regularly attend concerts, told La Razón that such activities could be viable.
“Perhaps Café Tacvba or Grupo Firme could do that, because they have a great deal of power, especially for artists who have a label that is more difficult to push with independent artists, because they have to access the conditions of the ticket offices,” Eduardo said. Altamirano
Eduardo Venegas agrees with him: “You could Los Tacubos, but I think it depends on the bands, on the artists, for example, if Bad Bunny has released a voice, but nothing has happened. Most of them have a great power of compatibility so that if Ticketmaster intervenes they can go with someone else and fill a lot, but I think they either don’t want to risk it or they don’t have that power of compatibility.
While Raquel Colín, a lover of music, who attends about 10 shows and three music festivals every year, stated that it is necessary to work on both sides, from the public and the artists, since in Mexico they constantly complain about the high costs of having concert tickets, such as Blackpink up to 29, 000 pesos or issues at the Bad Bunny shows, where two thousand people survived despite having valid tickets.
What resonates with me the most is what Robert Smith mentioned about the participation of artists, if there were more, more changes could be generated. But I think that as consumers we should do the same, join common complaints, make Ticketmaster scams visible and their cooperation with crackdown. With so many extra fees, commissions, services and other things, so many fans can attend the concert,” he said.
The most that the fans in Mexico have reached so far are the retreats made by Ticketmaster, after the chaos with Bad Bunny because the Prophecy was followed at the right time and the pressure was greater than in shows like Harry Styles.