Jack Antonoff: We're a very easy group of people to take advantage of
Super-producer and songwriter Jack Antonoff talked to the press after his Grammy win last night, addressing soaring concert ticket prices and the sustainability of pandemic-era touring for musicians. "The whole thing is incredibly tough. There's no reason why — if I can go online and buy a car and have it delivered to my house, why can't I buy a fucking ticket at the price that the artist wants it to be?... Let artists opt out of dynamic pricing. Stop taxing merch, and let artists sell tickets at a price that they actually believe. Don't turn a live show into a free market. That's really dirty. Charge what you think is fair". He also went into the motives behind the decision to become a musician: "We're a very easy group of people — historically, and not much has changed — to take advantage of because we didn't start doing it because of money."
#Grammy winner Jack Antonoff on fair compensation in the music business, "You’re expected to tour, or write or produce for nothing because you’re so damn lucky. Which you are, but you should be compensated.” https://t.co/uJawxHB4jM pic.twitter.com/odu0UA6Tzp— Variety (@Variety) February 6, 2023