"[A] lively, sprawling chronology of the concert-ticket sales business . . . Budnick and Baron offer information in accessible language fortified with verbatim dialogue from a pantheon of music-industry brass." Kirkus Reviews (April 15, 2011)
If you enjoy reading business history books, this is for you.
Readers will have a difficult time maintaining interest because it is extremely difficult to see the forest for the trees - far too much detail.
If you are at all involved or interested in the concert industry I highly recommend you read this book.
A fascinating history of the sports and concert ticket industry, going back to the 1960s. Bill Graham and Grateful Dead inside stories, computer history, boardroom intrigues,... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Martin Hardee
A fast-paced, deep dive into the business of ticketing and all the businesses it touches--Wall Street, Madison Avenue, concert promotion, licensed merchandise, information... Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Extremely well researched and also excellent view into the world of rock promotions and how it's evolved over the last 50 years. Highly recommended.Published on September 13, 2011 by Hai H.
If you have over 100 ticket stubs in your collection you will find something in this book for you. It held my interest all the way through. Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by Ron Deutsch
The book begins with the 1966 Ticketron using a CDC computer the size of a 1990's copier. Agents paid $150/month rental and earned 25 cents/ticket. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by Loyd E. Eskildson
The authors have done a good job of interviewing and highlighting the various parts of the ticketing industry. Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by A. Narayan
For the general public interested in how the ticket industry works, this book is chock full of information. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Lynda Rothschild