Top stars such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé make most of their money from touring, and this has resulted in huge increases in ticket prices. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Top stars such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé make most of their money from touring, and this has resulted in huge increases in ticket prices. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Music

Why concert tickets cost four times as much as 20 years ago, and why we’re happy to pay for them

  • Ticket prices for concerts have almost quadrupled in the past 20 years, way ahead of inflation
  • The drop in income from album sales has led to musicians relying on tours to make money

Top stars such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé make most of their money from touring, and this has resulted in huge increases in ticket prices. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Top stars such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé make most of their money from touring, and this has resulted in huge increases in ticket prices. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
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