While our Sharp Notes, Sharp Thoughts music and social media project is on hiatus for the summer, we are sharing a song every Monday to start your week.
Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming U.S. tour has been generating headlines — not because of the music, but because of high ticket prices. Ticketmaster is using a “dynamic pricing” system in which prices fluctuate on ongoing demand. Multiple news organizations have reported that some tickets are selling for a such as $4,000.
Springsteen guitarist Miami Steve VanZandt has responded to the criticism by tweeting that he has nothing to do with the ticket prices.
I have nothing whatsoever to do with the price of tickets. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Bubkis. Dick. https://t.co/NsDJvoLMWu— 🕉Stevie Van Zandt☮️ (@StevieVanZandt) July 20, 2022
In light of the controversy over Springsteen ticket prices, “The Price You Pay” from “The River” album is our selection for this week.
Click here to learn more about our Sharp Notes, Sharp Thoughts music and social media project and view videos of our presentations, including a forum on the role that ticket agencies play in concert pricing.