I won't lie. Like many of you and many other people you know, the advent of the rise of the internet has meant access to unprecedented things. Namely free music oftentimes before it hits shelves. Performers have long complained about this, the RIAA has done its best to vilify those who recklessly download without abandon, but the last stronghold has really been concert tickets. I justify not paying for an artist's music because I very often will pay top dollar for VIP access to see my favorite band, but it seems as though more and more people are fed up with exorbitant prices and add-on fees and consumed with furious anger when learning of discounted tickets after paying for a ticket's full price. These complaints aren't new, but the concert industry did lose 17% of its revenue compared to the first half of last year. Big name acts--Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Justin Bieber--are still raking in the dough, but many other acts big and small have scaled back or canceled their concert dates outright. What say you, Bouncers? Are you all still willing to pay to see your favorite acts live or is all the money gouging enough to keep you away?
Why People Aren't Going to Concerts Anymore [GAWKER]