Fred Rosen was the one who won Ticketmaster In the 1980s and 90s people were fed up complaining about their lives. company’s role in the Taylor Swift ticket fiasco last year—and certainly has no patience for this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

The following is an outspoken interview with Canada’s CBCRosen said that artists and fans were to blame for this problem. He also noted the importance of painting. Ticketmaster The villain of the story is “absurd.”

“First of all, it’s called capitalism,” When asked about competition and increased supervision, he replied that it was harmful. “Second of all, this is the great mistake that everybody makes. More ticket companies won’t change pricing. What determines pricing is demand. You can have 400 ticket companies and the same number of tickets and the prices wouldn’t change.”

Today, 90% of artists are self-employed. of Rosen claimed that live tickets sales were the main reason they made their money, and that consumers are music pirates.

“It’s really simple: [Fans] stole all the music,” He stated. “Ticketmaster doesn’t set prices. Ticketmaster doesn’t set what shows go on sale. Ticketmaster doesn’t determine how many tickets go on sale.”

He also pointed out his fingers at Swift She and her team said that the decision was made to place tickets All the sales of shows at once were a bad idea that led to problems.

“It’s easy to blame Ticketmaster and say it’s their fault. But here’s the truth. I’m fairly sure that the representatives of the act were told not to put all the shows on sale at one time. And they chose to do it anyway,” He stated. “I just find it absurd that people aren’t smart enough to understand that’s the game.”

Noting that he doesn’t go to many events himself, Rosen dismissed criticisms about higher ticket prices as well, noting that when the price of sports events go higher, it’s a sign of Music acts that charge higher than the rest are often a sign of success.

“The truth is — and here’s what nobody wants to deal with — is nobody pays more for a ticket than they want, because you don’t have to go,” He stated. “It’s not noblesse oblige. The fact of the matter is it’s entertainment. … In sports, if prices go up, it’s a badge of honour. In concerts, the prices go up, it’s the end of the world as you know it, and the ticket company is accused of everything except kidnapping the Lindbergh baby.”

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