Ticketmaster Teaming Up With iTunes

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – Ticketmaster announced this week that it is working with Apple’s iTunes Music Store to offer fans free songs and exclusive pre-sale concert tickets.

The partnership will allow music fans to download a free song from iTunes with every concert ticket purchased on Ticketmaster.com, as well as give users who pre-order select digital albums on iTunes a chance to purchase concert tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

“By providing direct links to iTunes, the world’s most popular online music and video store, we’re giving iTunes and Ticketmaster customers the opportunity to buy concert tickets, and explore and purchase great music,” Sean Moriarty, president and CEO of Ticketmaster said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be working with iTunes to offer concert-goers even more ways to connect with their favorite artists.”

“Our exclusive digital album pre-orders have been extremely popular with iTunes customers,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes said. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Ticketmaster again to give music fans free music and the ability to buy concert tickets on Ticketmaster.com before they go on sale to the general public.”

Timed with the kick-off of this year’s summer concert season, every consumer who purchases a concert ticket on Ticketmaster.com will receive free music from iTunes. Ticketmaster will reward summer concert ticket buyers with a complimentary song of their choice on iTunes, and every concert ticket buyer will be offered a digital sampler featuring a selection of music from artists.

Additionally, Ticketmaster and iTunes have teamed to create the ultimate gift for the ultimate music fan. Beginning later this year, consumers will be able to purchase a Ticketmaster + iTunes gift card pack redeemable for credit on Ticketmaster.com and the iTunes Store respectively. Music fans will be able to purchase $50 gift card packs at all Target stores nationwide. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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