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Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2023 12:50 pm
by Nate S Axel
At least it's club-sized venues.
Live Nation announced a new program in partnership with Willie Nelson to end the merch fees that have been widely decried by artists — and give $1,500 to upcoming artists who play at participating clubs
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Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 5:47 am
by Wednesday 13 Fan
You gotta wonder what the fine print is.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:01 am
by daveg
Wednesday 13 Fan wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 5:47 am You gotta wonder what the fine print is.
Yup...one thing if for sure. If you are saving money on one thing, they are gonna take if from somewhere else. LN is not gonna be out 1 single penny from what they make now.

Parking, beer, food, surcharges...etc. One, or all of these are gonna go up

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:06 am
by DemonFilth2001
Basically putting all the non Live Nation clubs out of business.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:20 am
by Ralph2
Totally great way for them to crush every other club w/ $1500 nite bonus.

They can sweat it out, drive out other clubs, then get paid 5x in 2 or 3 years.

Ruthless and fans will pay.

Not far off from HOB shows being $100.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 12:44 pm
by Ralph2

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 1:06 pm
by Fat_Elvis
Predatory dumping/pricing or what have you.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:34 am
by gtrjay
Well Eddie Trunk says it’s a win! :lol:

However tank breaks it down and finds some of the catches.


https://youtu.be/erhIiaXdY2s?si=73LMs6GrIk967pDb

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:21 pm
by DrumminAway
gtrjay wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:34 am Well Eddie Trunk says it’s a win! :lol:

However tank breaks it down and finds some of the catches.


https://youtu.be/erhIiaXdY2s?si=73LMs6GrIk967pDb
If Trunk is on board then you know it’s gotta have a catch.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:34 pm
by gtrjay
DrumminAway wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:21 pm
gtrjay wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:34 am Well Eddie Trunk says it’s a win! :lol:

However tank breaks it down and finds some of the catches.


https://youtu.be/erhIiaXdY2s?si=73LMs6GrIk967pDb
If Trunk is on board then you know it’s gotta have a catch.

Yes! I am team Tank the Tech over Eddie “I am mad Deep Purple isn’t playing any half time shows at the superbowl” Trunk.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2023 7:05 pm
by JourneyRules
gtrjay wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:34 amWell Eddie Trunk says it’s a win! :lol:
To be fair, Eddie walked his comments back the following night on his YouTube show, saying that he hadn't considered the impacts to independent venues.

Re: Live Nation To Stop Taking Merch Fees At Its Clubs

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2023 6:34 am
by SterileEyes1
Tank nails it again.