As first reported by Music Ally, Spotify is testing a new website to sell concert tickets directly to fans. Spotify Tickets currently has limited US-based concert sales for participating artists like Limbeck, Tokimonsta, and Annie DiRusso .
Spotify is partnering with Ticketmaster, Eventbrite, and See Tickets to sell tickets through its new Live Event Stream, where you can browse nearby shows and purchase tickets through a third party. A new section called Spotify Tickets now lets you buy tickets through Spotify itself .
As noted by TechCrunch, the site’s legal page states that the company sells tickets “on behalf of third parties that may include venues, event organizers, fan clubs, and artists as disclosed ticket agents.” This means that Spotify does not set the prices of their tickets and will also charge customers a reservation fee at checkout .
Concert Tickets Digitally Delivered
Spotify spokesperson Carling Farley said :
“At Spotify, we regularly test new ideas to improve our user experience. Some of these pave the way for our broader user experience and others simply serve as key learnings. Tickets.spotify.com is our latest test. We have more news to share about future plans right now none.”
You must create a Spotify account to purchase tickets as stated on the support page for Spotify Tickets, and the service doesn’t seem to support printable tickets yet. Spotify says you’ll need to present your email confirmation and a valid ID at the venue’s box office to get your tickets.