How The Music Industry Works

I’ve harped on about this before, of course, with other gigs (Hard-Fi anyone?) but I think it deserves to be repeated:

Xfm’s Winter Wonderland Sold Out!

Xfm’s Winter Wonderland sees The Kooks, The Feeling, The Automatic, Boy Kill Boy and more, all playing London’s Brixton Academy. Tickets went on sale this morning at 9am (November 3) and sold out in just six minutes!


Yeah, course it did. Six minutes. Right…

Then how come I (and some 999 other people) purchased tickets on Thursday in a “presale”. At 2 tickets per person, that’s up to 2,000 of the 5,000 available for the Brixton Academy already sold before the tickets had even gone on sale.

And then there’s the fact that I was able to buy another set of 2 tickets at 8.50am this morning, when See Tickets put them up for sale ten minutes before they were supposed to go on sale at 9am.

I look forward to updating this entry sometime in early December, when the production holds are released and TicketWeb put them up for sale.

But yeah, right, XFM. It sold out in 6 minutes. Whatever you say.

UPDATE [04/12/2006]: “I look forward to updating this entry sometime in early December…” Oh yeah. That would be today, then…

UPDATE [04/12/2006, a bit later]: Oh, and they’re gone again…

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