Tag: bruce springsteen

Free Concert Tix for Good (Global) Citizens

What if taking action online to end global poverty earned you free concert tix? Global Citizen is making that a reality.

Ticketmaster: Cheap Concerts, Expensive Tickets

Will Call? Paper Tickets? Print it Yourself? It doesn’t matter. TicketMaster charges multiple fees for every type of transaction.

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Glenn Beck, Music Critic

Glenn Beck spelled out the secret meaning of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” on his Fox News show yesterday: “This song is about a progressive utopia where there are no owners of anything. We all just share it. It’s made for you — it’s your land, it’s my land. We all have it…

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Dave Matthews, Other HeadCount Bands Meet Their (Big) Numbers

HeadCount supporters the Dave Matthews Band topped the Associated Press’s list of the decade’s 50 biggest concert tours, selling 11.6 million tickets for $529.1 million (“based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers”). Other top moneymakers include Celine Dion, Kenny Chesney, Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones. Phish…

Posted in HeadCount Community

The Boss Backs Gay Marriage In New Jersey

A Senate vote on gay marriage in New Jersey was delayed today. But that didn’t stop Bruce Springsteen from announcing his support of the bill on his website. Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I’ve long believed in…

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

‘New Yorker’ On Live Music’s Secondary Markets And Ticket Bastards

As the concert business follows the record industry into the toilet, with tickets for Coldplay and Springsteen shows currently going for as little as a buck, John Seabrook reports on how it got there in this week’s New Yorker magazine. You won’t find much you don’t already know in his lengthy analysis, unfortunately; and it’s…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Jackson Browne Schools John McCain, GOP

What is it with Republican candidates and Democrat musicians? Ever since Ronald Reagan tried to co-opt Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” for his 1984 election, GOP candidates have been repeatedly bitten for using songs against the wishes of their composers. Yesterday, according to The Associated Press, Jackson Browne settled a lawsuit with the Republican…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Too Big to Fail, Round 2?

The looming behemoth that is the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger just got one step closer. Over half of Ticketmaster’s lenders have approved the deal, and despite much protest over antitrust concerns, a Justice Department investigation into the merger and millions of concertgoers who have learned to shake their head at anything that would make the ticketing…