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Metallica manager reveals why they tickets shows are so expensive

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Metallica manager reveals why they tickets shows are so expensive

Metallica’s manager Peter Mensch was on BBC’S “Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider’s Guide to the Music Business” and talked about Metallica ticket concert prices.


Read what he said:

“In the ’90s, we were still living by the old rules. Record sales were still huge, making up nearly 80% of a band’s income … it wouldn’t last.”

“When I first heard about Napster I was in this office. We had to find the one person with a PC computer in our office. She typed some stuff in and we saw, I don’t know, 50 versions of ‘Enter Sandman.’

“Was there a sinking feeling that the game was up? Yes… We knew that we were in deep shit.”

“We hadn’t made a record in years. This is just what we do – we play in front of our fans. Rock bands have always had to bring it to the fans.

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“We did some tests in the last couple of years. We realized the top price for a Metallica ticket could be much higher than it used to be, and we charged it – and there was no audience pushback on it.

“Shows that might have made X now made 3X. The ticket price thing has changed everything.”

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