Ticketmaster, iTunes pact for a song


NASHVILLE -- Beginning in the summer, Ticketmaster will offer a free song on iTunes with every concert ticket purchased on Ticketmaster.com. Additionally, music fans who preorder select digital albums on iTunes can participate in a presale whereby they can purchase that artists' concert tickets on Ticketmaster.com before they go on sale to the general public.

Last year, iTunes users who preordered new albums from Bob Dylan and Red Hot Chili Peppers on iTunes.com had the first chance to purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.com, helping both albums to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

In addition to rewarding ticket buyers with a free iTunes song of their choice, every ticket buyer will be offered a digital sampler featuring a selection of music from touring artists.

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.