Live Nation Announces “No Service Fee Wednesdays”

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live-nationLive Nation just announced today that starting this Wednesday, there will be no ticket service fees on any Live Nation amphitheater show purchased on a Wednesday this summer where they’re providing the ticketing (through their website, obviously). Good idea, you clever corporate giant, you!

LOS ANGELES, CA June 1, 2009 – Today, announced that it’s dropping service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts, helping add value and save money for fans throughout North America. The 24 hour event makes June 3rd the biggest one day sale in concert business history. Now that’s something for fans to sing about!

“No Service Fee Wednesdays,” kick off June 3 at 12:01 a.m., offering fans some of the lowest prices of the summer with no ticket service fees on any LiveNation.com-ticketed amphitheater show, and only at www.LiveNation.com.

Throughout the rest of the summer, becomes Free-Nation, as it offers a variety of “No Service Fee Wednesdays” specials at www.LiveNation.com, making Wednesday the biggest day of the week for savings on concert tickets for hundreds of shows and millions of fans.

“Summer concerts are a great escape in these tough times,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of . “Starting this Wednesday, and the world’s top artists are making it less expensive for fans to see their favorite bands by waiving service fees on over five million tickets at www.LiveNation.com. We wanted to do something that had never been done before and “No Service Fee Wednesdays” provide incredible value to millions of music fans to attend the hottest concerts this summer.”

Tickets for “No Service Fee Wednesdays” go on sale at 12:01 a.m. local time on June 3, 2009 at www.LiveNation.com. This promotion is not valid in combination with other special pricing offers and is subject to availability.

  • nelsorp

    wow. too bad most shows i buy tickets for sell out quickly, not to mention that they don’t ever go on sale on a Wednesday. too little to late. this is my favorite part here: “Live Nation and the world’s top artists are making it less expensive for fans”

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      yeah i originally looked at it as at least something, but i’ll admit it’s still weak and fraught with caveats that don’t really help the real music fans in the world. this is all about casual music fans to fill up the lawn.

  • nelsorp

    wow. too bad most shows i buy tickets for sell out quickly, not to mention that they don’t ever go on sale on a Wednesday. too little to late. this is my favorite part here: “Live Nation and the world’s top artists are making it less expensive for fans”

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      yeah i originally looked at it as at least something, but i’ll admit it’s still weak and fraught with caveats that don’t really help the real music fans in the world. this is all about casual music fans to fill up the lawn.

  • Russelle

    Thanks to ConcertTickets being on sale worldwide at the exact time … companies like Live Nation and TicketMaster have made it much easier for scalpers ne “secondary market” profiteers to buy up all he tickets… increasing the likelihood of a sell out and the decreasing the likelihood that you get a ticket on the Saturday that the tickets are released. Plus… they make sure that their own secondary market service get a certain percentage of the tickets so that they can make more money making it even harder for you o get tickets…

    Waiving this free is really a pointless exercise :) If ticket companies want to garner some good will, the should start operating as if they have a conscience :D

  • Russelle

    Thanks to ConcertTickets being on sale worldwide at the exact time … companies like Live Nation and TicketMaster have made it much easier for scalpers ne “secondary market” profiteers to buy up all he tickets… increasing the likelihood of a sell out and the decreasing the likelihood that you get a ticket on the Saturday that the tickets are released. Plus… they make sure that their own secondary market service get a certain percentage of the tickets so that they can make more money making it even harder for you o get tickets…

    Waiving this free is really a pointless exercise :) If ticket companies want to garner some good will, the should start operating as if they have a conscience :D

  • http://www.asapprod.com lauren

    Justin – your contact page isnt working and i’ve got some really cool music clients, equifunk festival, wear your music, etc. give a shout so I can send them along.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      thanks for letting us know! it should be fixed now. i’ll email you offline.

  • http://www.asapprod.com lauren

    Justin – your contact page isnt working and i’ve got some really cool music clients, equifunk festival, wear your music, etc. give a shout so I can send them along.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      thanks for letting us know! it should be fixed now. i’ll email you offline.

  • Rob

    Yeah, so I don’t want to sound like a cynic, but well, here goes! A company like live nation doesn’t need to “give” anything away. The most popular concerts sell out quickly, and I doubt if any of them will be offered starting on a wednesday. In all likelihood, wednesday is their slowest day and some number crunchers said “it will cost us X dollars in revenue, but we estimate we will get Y amount of media exposure and we will likely generate Z new customers”. Anytime the market is eased it is a good thing though, but I wonder how many people will save a significant amount of money besides resellers.

  • Rob

    Yeah, so I don’t want to sound like a cynic, but well, here goes! A company like live nation doesn’t need to “give” anything away. The most popular concerts sell out quickly, and I doubt if any of them will be offered starting on a wednesday. In all likelihood, wednesday is their slowest day and some number crunchers said “it will cost us X dollars in revenue, but we estimate we will get Y amount of media exposure and we will likely generate Z new customers”. Anytime the market is eased it is a good thing though, but I wonder how many people will save a significant amount of money besides resellers.