You have heard us talk about it before – the music business is getting tougher and its increasingly more difficult for artists to make a living. So why pursue this career path? Well for Ash Koley its for the love of the music. Ash Koley is a new wave band hailing from Winnipeg who are lighting up the airwaves. We had a chat about their sound and the changing music business.
Ticketmaster is using “paperless “ tickets for the first time in Canada for Metallica’s October 12 concert at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre. This system was implemented in order to ensure that the tickets will go directly to those who purchase them. In other words, it’s bad news for scalpers.
Instead of buying a normal, printed ticket when they went on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, fans purchased an electronic ticket using their credit card. According to charttack.com, they’ll then have to swipe their credit card and provide another form of identification to gain entry to the venue.