Concert ticket seller
has announced that it’s working with Apple’s iTunes Store to offer music fans a free song on iTunes with every concert ticket they purchase through the Ticketmaster Web site. iTunes users who buy specific albums can also buy artists’ concert tickets on Ticketmaster before they go on sale to the general public, as well.
Ticketmaster and iTunes already tested the arrangement in 2006 with specials for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bob Dylan, but now they’re expanding their arrangement. Ticketmaster plans to kick off the summer buying season with complementary iTunes songs for everyone who buys tickets through the Ticketmaster Web site, as well as a “digital sampler” featuring a selection of music from touring musicians.
Ticketmaster and iTunes will also offer a $50 “Ticketmaster + iTunes gift card pack” that can be used for credit on both services. Look for it in Target department stores later this year.