I really dig this composition, even if it’s a bit contrived:
On another note: I don’t get all this flack Katy Perry is getting for wanting to get street value for some of her own show’s tickets.
If you think about this, it actually will discourage scalping, because it allows her to set the “black market” line: someone trying to get $300 for $150 seats? She can sell them for face value, and take the scalper’s market away from them.
And so what if she wants to get more money? The market will bear it: scalpers exist because the market will bear it. Why shouldn’t that go to the artist?
I think most people would be scandalized to find out how much of a ticket’s price actually goes to the artist.
It seems to strange to me that people are so ready to be shocked that the artist might want to make a little money for a performance, when all along, Ticketmaster/Live Nation and the whole arcology of cling-ons and middle men have gouged ticket holders and put a lot of middlemen between the artist and the audience. I think she’s doing the right thing.