Live music ticket reselling has been in the news in recent months. Live music is still a huge source of revenue in the music business, so I’m sure certain interests are mad about some of the things happening in the live music scene.
Madison Square Garden – every live performer’s dream venue – fired six different sales executives and even a senior executive over a ticket re-selling scandal.
According to the New York Post, a source at MSG said that the executives were discharged after an internal investigation discovered that they had been reselling tickets to Knicks and Rangers games and other events at the Garden for a profit. Madison Square Garden also hosts dozens of major concerts each year, including 6 upcoming Adele shows and Billy Joel’s ongoing residency.
“It was uncovered through an internal investigation that a small handful of employees were breaking company policies and, as a result, they were relieved of their responsibilities,” an MSG spokesman said in a statement to The Post. “As this is an employee matter, MSG will have no additional comment.” Among the released employees was Adam Campbell, a senior vice president of ticket sales and corporate hospitality, one source told The Post.
The source noted to The Post that while Campbell may not have been directly involved in the illicit sales, he should have had better control of his staff. Campbell could not be reached for comment.
Many people think that it’s automated bots that are the biggest problem in ticket reselling. But with these latest happenings, that might not be the whole truth of the situation. And apparently, as it notes in the above article at HypeBot that no one is even surprised at these allegations and firings.
Well.. I guess everybody’s gotta eat…