Moshtix Survey Shows Support

Sydney-based paperless-ticketing company Moshtix’s annual survey of its users’ buying habits showed that the economic downturn did not affect Aussies’ love for live music.

About 63 percent of those surveyed saw acts once a month or more, and 82 percent thought local acts provided good value.

About 37 percent would pay more than $100 to see an act but only 18 percent would pay $150 per ticket.

However, 82 percent were willing to pay more to see acts from overseas.

Moshtix general manager Adam McArthur told Pollstar that Aussie acts maintain a strong bond with their audience because they tour constantly and effectively use social-networking sites.