Spotify continues to Expand!
Spotify has reportedly been testing a new website to sell fans tickets to live concerts directly from its platform instead of redirecting users to partners like Ticketmaster and Eventbrite.
The website, tickets.spotify.com currently has a limited selection of upcoming US-based concerts for participating artists like Limbeck, Tokimonsta, and Annie DiRusso
According to its Terms of Purchase legal documents, Spotify says:
They sell tickets on behalf of third parties, including venues, event promoters, fan clubs, and artists (…) as their disclosed ticketing agent. It doesn’t control ticket availability or inventory stock. These are only pre-sale tickets, which will come from select artists’ pre-sale allocations for upcoming concerts.
According to the support page for Spotify Tickets, you need to have a Spotify account in order to buy tickets, and it looks like it doesn’t support printable tickets (or tickets by mail) just yet.
You must present your email confirmation and a valid ID at the venue’s box office to pick up your tickets. And also prohibits the resale of its tickets, something that this pickup policy should help prevent.
Recently Spotify introduced separate Music and podcast feed and now the Spotify tickets website
On this Spotify spokesperson Carling Farley says:
We routinely test new products and ideas to improve our user experience. Some of those end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as important learnings. Tickets.spotify.com is our latest test. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time.
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